Fat Grafting in Miami
Stem cell and fat graft transplantation based rejuvenation is similar to soft tissue augmentation using a dermal filler, except the procedure uses your own fatty tissue to restore facial volume and correct wrinkles and folds. It is significantly different in that this technique also restores and rejuvenates the outer appearance of the skin thanks to the natural stem cells and growth factors. Using fat and stem cells, Dr. Maercks is able to restore the naturally beautiful convexities and concavities of the human face. When complete the shapes and shadows signal the eye and brain a perception of youth and beauty.
Who Should Consider Facial Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting is ideal for deep volume enhancement in the tissue. It’s not typically recommended for treating fine lines. You may be a good candidate if you exhibit:
- Deep skin folds
- Depressed scars
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The Procedure: How Facial Fat Grafting Works
The fat grafting procedure basically involves three major steps: fat removal with liposuction, preparation of the fat, and injection. The fat and stem cells cause new tiny blood vessels to form supporting the fat graft take which can be a permanent solution. Facial fat grafting can delay the need for more complex surgery by many years. Ask Dr. Maercks about the various techniques that promote successful fat grafting.
If you present conditions such as wrinkles, folds, lines, contour depressions or scars, there may be temporary alternatives that can achieve results similar to fat grafting. Read more about our many injectable filler products that are proven to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds. In general it is more cost effective to have fat grafting as this procedure does not require frequent repeat treatments as with temporary fillers.
Life After Fat Grafting in Miami: What to Expect
Minimal care will be required for the incisions and stitches are not usually needed. You may experience some swelling, bruising and temporary changes in skin sensation for a few weeks after fat grafting. Once these effects subside, you should be able to appreciate the results. After facial fat grafting, plastic surgeons often advise patients to wait a few weeks to assess the final outcome.
Do you need more information about fat grafting in Miami? Contact the office of Miami Beach plastic surgeon Rian A. Maercks M.D. to schedule an appointment, during which you can discuss the details of fat grafting and the various fat grafting alternatives.