Fat Grafting for Men
As men age, they may notice a change in the contour of their faces. Unfortunately, aging causes the loss of bone density, muscle and fat, causing your face to change in ways you probably didn’t even realize were happening. Fat grafting (or fat transfer) at Vargas Face & Skin Center in Kansas City is an effective facial rejuvenating procedure that can help you get back to looking like your younger self once again.
Why Fat Grafting?
The key to looking younger is to restore fullness to the face. For that reason, patients turn to “fillers” to restore fullness to areas that are experiencing signs of aging; namely, profound creases and folds. Body fat is a source of natural filler in the patient’s own body. Fat grafting is the process in which we transfer fat from one area of the body to the desired areas of the face. Not only can it remedy deep wrinkles, laugh lines and sagging eyes, but it’s an uncomplicated procedure that uses a natural filler for highly effective results.
Fat Grafting Benefits
Fat grafting has a number of benefits for men seeking to regain a more youthful appearance:
No allergic reactions. Since the filler is fat from your own body, there is no risk you’ll develop a bodily reaction or infection.
Long-lasting results. Artificial fillers can only last up to a year before needing more. Fat transfer, on the other hand, will last much longer, and in some cases permanently. The all-over effect of fat grafting is also vastly superior to that of an artificial filler.
Overall improvement to the skin. In addition to restoring that coveted fullness to your face, fat grafting leaves patients with an overall improvement to the condition and texture of the skin.
What Happens During the Procedure?
Dr. Vargas will administer a local anesthetic and then remove fat from either your buttocks, thighs or abdomen. Once the fat is removed from the donor area, Dr. Vargas then injects the fat into the area of the face. The fat transfer/injection process is then repeated until you reach the desired effect. Fat grafting can be done in about an hour as an in-office procedure at Vargas Face & Skin Center. If you are having other procedures performed in conjunction with this one, it will be done at the surgery center.
Scheduling Your Consultation
Fat grafting is not for everyone. If you struggle with the appearance of an aging face, contact Vargas Face & Skin Center. Dr. Vargas will have an in-depth discussion with you to examine your face, set goals and make recommendations for treatment. Schedule your consultation today!