It’s time for a Full-Face 3D Rejuvenation!
- Posted on: Dec 9 2019
Although the aging process is natural, it can be difficult to see your face lose its volume and youthfulness and begin to develop folds, wrinkles and other premature signs of aging. As you get older, you might be wondering and even asking yourself, why does our facial structure change so dramatically as we start to age in years? The answer is fat! Yes, you read that correctly, fat. With age, a number of things happen to the tissues in the face. We start to lose a thin layer of fat; the muscles begin to shrink and we start to lose bone volume over time. These are all reasons our faces begin to look older and more hallow, it’s known as facial deflation. As the fat padding in our faces starts to vanish, the loss of that volume leads to dark circles and shadows under the eyes, hollow temples and deflation around the mouth and jawline. Yes, wrinkles and sagging skin are major factors, but it’s facial deflation that mainly contributes to the appearance of premature aging.
Luckily, Azul is here to help restore volume and youthfulness back into your face with an incredible procedure called fat transfer! Fat transfer, or fat injections, is exactly as it sounds. The process of facial rejuvenation involves harvesting fat cells from one part of the body and then transplanting them through a strategic injection technique into the face to restore volume where necessary. Dr. Patrick Flaharty refers to fat transfer as 3D rejuvenation because the small deposits of fat will be able to rejuvenate the face with more volume.
The procedure itself is simple. Dr. Flaharty uses a tiny cannula to remove small amounts of fat from your body – likely from your tummy, flanks or arms. Those living fat cells are purified and concentrated in a centrifuge, and are then put into a number of small syringes that will be used for the fat injections. This is a very delicate procedure, as we must quickly and carefully inject the fat in small micrografts so the living cells can continue to get the blood and nutrient supply they need to survive.
The level of rejuvenation we can accomplish with this procedure is incredible! The harvested fat cells really help bring volume to your entire face, resulting in a comprehensive rejuvenation leaving you with natural-looking results.
Although a fat transfer can be a remarkably rejuvenating treatment on its own, it really shines when combined with other surgical or non-surgical procedures such as an endoscopic brow lift, eyelid surgery, a face and neck lift, and laser skin resurfacing. With all of these treatments together, you can get that harmonious rejuvenation you’ve always dreamed of! To book a free consultation with Dr. Flaharty to talk about all of your options, you can give us a call at (239) 747-1148.