If you would like to reverse signs of facial aging, you may want to look into fat grafting and dermal fillers, as they are both effective options for reducing wrinkles, and restoring facial volume. But which treatment is better, and which is the right option for you? It really depends on your cosmetic goals.
Facial fat grafting
Facial fat grafting is a procedure in which the patient’s own fat is used to restore volume to areas such as the cheeks and lips. The fat used for the procedure is typically harvested from areas like the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. The fat cells are extracted using a gentle liposuction technique and then processed, before being injected into the targeted area.
Dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid (HA) are the most popular option for facial rejuvenation. These fillers vary in consistency and chemical characteristics, based on the facial concern they are designed to target. HA fillers work by attracting and retaining water, which causes the skin to become plump and full.
Is fat grafting better than fillers
Fat grafting and fillers can both rejuvenate the face, but the best option for you will depend on your specific aesthetic goals.
If you would like to address deep wrinkles and folds, and only small areas of volume loss, dermal fillers may be appropriate. However, if the primary concern is loss of facial fullness, fat grafting would likely be the better choice for you.
Are you considering facial rejuvenation, but can’t decide between fat grafting and fillers. It’s best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to help you make the best choice.
If you are in the San Francisco and Walnut Creek, CA areas, contact Andrew Barnett M.D. for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Barnett at www.drbarnett.com, or by calling (415) 943-0749.