This involves using liposuction, usually in micro amounts to, extract fat cells from the patient's abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or elsewhere and re-injecting them beneath the facial skin.
Fat is most often used to fill in "sunken" cheeks or laugh lines between the nose and mouth or to correct skin depressions or indentations.
The procedure: After both the donor and recipient sites are cleansed and treated with a local anesthetic, the fat is withdrawn using a syringe attached to a suction device. The fat is then prepared and injected into the recipient site. Commonly, a bandage is applied over the injection site.
"Overfilling" is often necessary to allow for some fat absorption in the months following treatment. Because the take of the fat is unpredictable, you should anticipate needing more than one fat transfer treatment to reach the desired result.
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