What is the difference between facial fat grafting & facial implants?

If you want to rejuvenate your face and restore volume and definition, facial fat grafting and facial implants are both excellent options. But what is the difference between facial fat grafting and facial implants, and which procedure is the right one for you.

Facial fat grafting
Facial fat grafting or fat transfer rejuvenates the face using a patient’s own fat reserves. Common donor areas include the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. The fat is processed and then injected into specific parts of the face where there is volume loss.

Facial implants
Facial implants are designed to restore facial contours, and are typically placed in the cheeks and chin. The outpatient procedure is done using local or general anesthesia, and the implant is inserted via an incision made in the targeted area.

What’s the difference between facial fat grafting and facial implants
Facial fat grafting and facial implants both address facial volume loss, but fat grafting is considered more natural, since it uses the patient’s own tissue. This is in contrast to facial rejuvenation which uses implants that are synthetically derived. There is always the risk of an allergic reaction to the implant, but there’s no chance of that with facial fat transfer.

In addition to adding volume to the face, facial fat grafting also minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Fat grafting can be used on virtually all areas of the face including the cheeks, lips, and lower eyelid region, but facial implants typically focus on the cheeks and chin.

Are you ready to rejuvenate your face with facial fat grafting or facial implants? Search our directory to find a practice in your area (click here).

If you are in the Torrance, CA area, Awaken Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.awakenaesthetics.com, or by calling 310-791-2233.

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