Time waits for no one and as we age, our skin naturally loses volume and as a result some areas of the face such as the temples, cheeks and lower eyelids appear sunken and gaunt. Human fat, harvested from your own body can be re-injected to enhance facial fullness, fill deep creases and to build up shallow contours.
Fat augmentation is a more extensive procedure than other injectable fillers because it uses liposuction techniques to extract the fat prior to injection. Treatment results last up to two years or more in some cases.
If you're considering fat augmentation, this outline will give you a basic understanding of the procedure, when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Dr. Walker is more than happy to clarify any misunderstandings, please contact her office with any questions or concerns you may have.