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Improve Your Appearance with a Facial Implant or Fat Transfer

When you glance in the mirror at your face, does it look like a stranger is glancing back at you?

If insufficient bone structure over time has left you with flat cheeks, a recessed chin or an under-defined jawline, it can be really disheartening. And it only seems to get worse over time.

Perhaps your issue is more with facial creases, laugh lines, smile lines, and/or hollowing of the temples. These also get deeper and more defined as the years pass.

You can virtually turn back the hands of time with a facial implant or fat transfer to the face though.

So Is a Facial Implant or Fat Transfer Better?

Well, that depends on your situation.

If you’re affected by problems such as a small chin, weak jaws, or imperfect contours, facial implants are recommended to give your face a symmetrical and balanced appearance.

Fat transfer, on the other hand, is a very versatile technique where fat is taken from areas of your body with excess fat and injected into your face to restore youthful volume. It can also help with jaw definition as well as a wide range of other conditions.

A highly-skilled plastic surgeon is able to use fat transfer to expertly sculpt your face for a beautiful, natural enhancement.

We’ll take a look at each procedure in more detail.

Facial Implants

Along with restoring facial proportions that have changed with age, facial implants can also correct facial deformities as a result of injury or congenital conditions.

Facial implants are placed on top of the bones in targeted problem areas. They provide optimal contour and shape to three primary areas on the face:

1. Cheeks

If you suffer from uneven or unattractive cheeks and are seeking a more defined and higher cheekbone profile, this implant option can greatly improve the overall appearance of your face.

2. Chin

In the case of a recessed or small chin, these implants accentuate the entire lower half of your face by bringing shape and definition to your chin for a more contoured appearance.

3. Jaw

To enhance the definition of your profile, jaw implants are inserted along your jawline to bring your jaw into ideal proportion with the rest of your face.

If you’re looking for a profound and dramatic change to the shape and size of your face, your plastic surgeon may also recommend you combine facial implants with other procedures such as rhinoplasty.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer is a good option for patients who have lost facial fat over the years. It’s also ideal for those who’ve had a facelift and wish to increase lost volume in the face.

This procedure delivers natural-looking results with quick results and no scarring.

There are three main steps in the fat transfer procedure:

• harvesting
• purification
• transfer

First, the area selected for fat removal is injected with a local anesthetic. A small incision is created and liposuction is used to remove the excess fat.

Once the needed amount of fat is extracted, it’s processed and prepared to be transferred. It is also purified and then transferred into small syringes.

Finally, the area to be treated will then be prepared, and the harvested fat is injected to create the desired facial appearance.

Within three to five days, most patients can return to their daily lives with a fuller, softer, and rejuvenated facial appearance. It’s that easy.

Could Your Face Use a Pick-Me-up?

A consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons can help you determine if a facial implant or fat transfer is the best solution for you.

And with the quality patient care you’ll receive as part of the Star Plastic Surgery Advantage, you can rest assured that we’ll help you determine which procedure will provide you with the most appealing results.

So don’t hesitate. Contact us today.