One of the changes that occurs with aging is lost volume in the face. Losing fat under the skin can change the contours of your face and features. While there are facial fillers that can plump under the skin, the result is temporary. Another option for sculpting and rejuvenating the face is fat grafting. Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio is one of the leading fat transfer experts in the world, offering his advanced methods for facial fat grafting at Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA.
Dr. Del Vecchio has perfected cutting-edge methods of fat grafting and transfer during the last few decades. His techniques include the expansion vibration lipo (EVL) filling method that improves the safety and precision of fat transfer injections. For facial fat grafting, Dr. Del Vecchio can artfully use the patient’s own fat to reshape the cheeks, lips, jawline and area around the eyes. Fat transfers look and feel more natural than fillers and the results last much longer.
Facial Fat Transfer Injections
Facial fat grafting uses fat harvested from another area of the body to rejuvenate the facial appearance. Dr. Del Vecchio uses liposuction to remove a small amount of fat from the abdomen, thighs or other area, then purifies the fat before it is used for facial injections. Each patient’s fat grafting procedure is unique to address their specific concerns. Some of the common areas treated with facial fat transfer injections include:
- Under the eyes
- Cheek augmentation
- Jawline definition
- Lip augmentation
- Wrinkle/line smoothing
Dr. Del Vecchio’s innovative fat grafting technique results in more natural and lasting results. The procedure can be performed under local or twilight anesthesia in an outpatient surgery. Most people can return to work or normal activities within 1-2 weeks after their facial fat grafting procedure.
If you have noticed hollowing around the eyes, increased wrinkles, gaunt cheeks or thinner lips, fat transfer injections may be the solution to rejuvenate your face. To learn more, contact us at Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA, to schedule a facial fat grafting consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio. Ask about our virtual consultation options.