Fat Transfer to the Face in Ottawa
The loss of facial volume is, unfortunately, a very predictable sign of aging. With time, the cheeks can lose volume and appear gaunt, the lips flatten, and the temples can appear hollow. This results in wrinkles and creases in the skin, sagging, and a loss of definition around the jawline.
Dr. Ian MacArthur is a Top Rated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Ottawa who can help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire.
What is Fat Grafting?
This procedure can be done under local or general anesthetic and begins with careful liposuction treatment to harvest healthy fat cells from another area of your body (often the thighs or hips). Liposuction is a surgical technique that uses tiny, hidden incisions to remove fat from under the skin to improve the shape and contour of the treated area. The harvested fat is then processed to ensure only healthy, viable fat cells remain. These fat cells are then injected into a recipient area, such as the lips or cheeks.
Because this technique uses your tissue, there are very few possible complications. Patients may, however, require more than one fat grafting procedure to achieve their desired results. It can also take up to three months to see the final, permanent results.
Recovery from facial fat grafting is relatively painless, although there can be bruising and swelling that lasts for 2 to 3 weeks. Most patients are comfortable in public around week two.