Fat Transfer or Grafting vs. Other Dermal Fillers

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2023
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blonde woman in white silky bathrobe smilingAlong with an increase in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, aging can also cause a loss of volume in specific areas, such as below the cheeks, jawline, and lips. Ample hydration and care with moisturizers and other skin care products can help. Still, many people opt for cosmetic procedures to achieve a longer-lasting and often easier enhancement of their look.

Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to restore lost volume. As there is a wide variety of products and treatment methods available, you can regain a youthful appearance nearly anywhere on your face. The location you want treated greatly affects which particular treatment would work best. However, there are some differences in products that treat the same area.

Certain dermal fillers are artificial formulations of molecules and substances that are naturally produced by your body. These include collagen and formulas of hyaluronic acid. Although your body naturally produces both, the production decreases with age.

These treatments are best suited for areas where a more even and gradual shape is desired, such as the forehead and other delicate areas. The substances are also metabolized by the body, and the results tend to be relatively temporary. However, the treatments can safely be repeated and often have better effects with each session.

Although slightly more invasive, fat transfer procedures provide much longer-lasting and sometimes permanent results. This procedure involves the harvesting or removing fat cells from elsewhere on your body, and after preparation of the cells, implanting the fat into specific areas on the face.

Not only does this remove stubborn body fat from other areas of the body, but there is also a minimal risk of rejection or severe effects as the cells come from your own body. Fat transfer implants are best in areas where a more firm implant is needed, such as the lips.

Regardless of your aesthetic goals, the surgeons and staff at Luxurgery in New York City, NY, can work with you to provide the best balance between a minimally invasive type of procedure and one that may bring longer-lasting results. Visit www.luxurgerynyc.com or call 212-508-0000 to schedule a consultation today.

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