With aging, the fatty compartments in the face and neck droop. This will result in bags under the eyes, fuller cheeks, double chin and neck redundancy. No matter how hard you exercise or improve your diet, these areas are very resistant.
Liposuction can be easily done under local anesthesia to harvest fat. The abdomen and inner thigh are very abundant in fat and are usually the harvest site. The fat can be used as is for volumization or it can be processed to nanofat which has a regrowth property. After the harvest, the fat is injected into the selected areas using microcanulas. This can be done under local anesthesia. Fat grafting is physician dependent. The results can vary, so may the take rate which ranges between 0 to 100 %. The most commonly used technique is multilevel grafting as it has been shown to increase the graft survival.
This procedure is quick; the result is immediate and you can go back to work right away.
Dr. Abi Akl is an expert in fat transfer. During your consultation, he will answer all your concerns and explain to you every step of the procedure and what to expect on the short and long term.
If you are interested in fat grafting, schedule a virtual or clinical appointment or call our office.