Fat often gets a bad connotation but when it comes to facial aging, it can be a very useful tool in looking younger and more vibrant.
KSL.com recently published an article sponsored by Utah Facial Plastics, where they site fat to look younger as quite common and successful. Dr. Thompson and Dr. Henstrom are both dual board-certified facial plastic surgeons who often perform fat grafting as a stand alone procedure or in conjunction with other procedures, such as facelift surgery. The combination of facelift surgery and fat injections is very popular as one lifts and tightens, while the other plumps and restores lost volume that naturally occurs with aging overtime.
So how is this done?
Fat is typically taken from the thigh or abdomen via liposuction. If just one area is being treated, this is often done in-office. If a greater amount of fat is needed for multiple areas of the face, it’s typically done in the operating room under general anesthesia. The fat is then cleaned and prepared to inject into the necessary area(s) of the face.
Where is the fat injected?
One popular area for fat is to the tear-troughs or hollow lines under the eyes. Our surgeons can either just reposition fat from “fat bags” under the eyes, if a patient has them and they need to be addressed, or they will graft it from the thighs or abdomen if needed. Other common areas include the mid-face or cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, pre-jowl sulcous on the sides of the chin as well as the lips.
Who performs the procedure
“Like any medical procedure, it’s important to consult someone who is experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable. Dr. Scott Thompson and Dr. Douglas Henstrom are experts at facial rejuvenation and are dual board-certified facial plastic surgeons. Both have experience in fat grafting to offer you the results you desire.”
Read the full article on KSL. org HERE.