The best interior designers (think iconic Dorothy Draper or modern-day Jeffrey Billhauber) pay careful attention to the unique architecture of the building in question.
They evaluate how light infuses the space throughout the day, the surrounding environment, as well as the lifestyle and personality of their client.
For a gifted plastic surgeon, the body and face are the architecture from which their patients’ lives are expressed.
He or she takes great pride in providing cosmetic enhancements that honor the existing facial architecture and express the unique personality within.
Fat transfer, also called fat grafting, is an artistic anti-aging cosmetic technique that smooths, boosts and rejuvenates the face while allowing an individual’s unique features and personality to shine through. It requires a blend of precision, skill and artistry.
Your face is the canvas and the right cosmetic surgeon can use fat injections to fill and sculpt your facial features to appear as if you have stepped back in time.
Best of all, fat grafting is a semi-permanent cosmetic restoration so the results will last for years.
Fat grafting or lipografting can be used in the same way that other facial injectables are used. However, in this case, the injectable material is harvested from your own body– typically the abdomen, hips, or thighs.
The extracted tissue is processed and purified. The surgeon will only transfer the healthiest and most viable fat cells into your target areas. Once transferred, the majority of the fat cells will be incorporated by your vascular system, making them a permanent part of your body. You may never need another touch-up procedure again.
Fat injections are used to:
The most sought-after plastic surgeons use lipografting to augment traditional cosmetic surgeries so their patients benefit from more natural and longer-lasting results.
Fat grafting should be used to augment:
Browlifts are used to stop the downward slide of forehead skin which creates wrinkles and lines as well as a hooded expression. Fat injections soften upper-facial angles and fill in remaining lines.
This procedure removes excess fatty tissue and skin that causes hooded or tired eyes. Fat injections will amplify your eyelid surgery while simultaneously enhancing other facial features.
Since hands are predominantly bony, the slightest loss of volume allows the tendons and veins to become more visibly prominent. Fat grafting is used on the back surface of the hands, between tendons and veins, so they appear smooth and youthful again.
Without the use of fat grafting, face and neck lifts can make the skin appear stretched over the facial bones, creating an unnaturally angular look. Fat injections soften the effect so the final outcome is more natural.
eCO2 laser skin resurfacing is an effective way to decrease lines and wrinkles, even skin tone and eliminate old scars. It is also an opportunity to use fat injections to replace lost skin volume which will significantly enhance the effects of skin resurfacing.
If you feel you need a touch-up, or would like to use lipografting to enhance additional facial features, your fat can be stored for up to a year, increasing the efficiency of future cosmetic enhancements.
The greatest advantage to using fat grafting over other dermal fillers is two-fold. First, because the material is sourced from your body, there is no risk of allergies or adverse reactions. Secondly, the fat cells are integrated into your body’s vascular system, which produces restored skin volume that can last for years.
There is a reason why renowned plastic surgeons are sought after by clients from around the globe: they produce natural, graceful and remarkable results.
Your fat grafting procedures require a surgeon who has years of experience in the field and knows how to use his talents, skills and innovative techniques to achieve impeccable results.
Those who know you best will notice you look more vibrant, but they’ll never be able to guess why or how.
To find out what procedure is best for you, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Tzikas by clicking the button below or calling our office at 561.330.9500. We look forward to hearing from you!