What Happens if I Gain Weight After A Fat Transfer?
A sculpted face with smooth skin, full cheeks, and plump lips is something many people desire. Unfortunately, due to age and other factors, volume loss in the face is all too common – and it can take a serious toll on your confidence and satisfaction in your appearance. The good news is that you don’t have to live with these signs of aging. A facial fat transfer, fat grafting, or autologous facial fat transfer is a procedure offered at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO that can provide more supple and appealing facial skin by adding more volume that is lost due to aging. That way, you can be confident and happy with your facial appearance.
Facial fat transfers are long-lasting, but there are factors that can impact the results long-term. Here’s a look at what a facial fat transfer is and how things like gaining weight will impact your results.
What is a facial fat transfer?
No one wants to look in the mirror and see lines, wrinkles, and folds in their face. With a facial fat transfer, you can fill in your lines and wrinkles, volumize your cheeks, and plump up your lips – all for an appearance that will make you confident and proud once again.
A facial fat transfer at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO is a minimally invasive surgically procedure. This means a shorter procedure and a shorter recovery time.
During a fat transfer, fat is harvested from other areas of your body, such as your hips, abdomen, thighs, or flanks, using updated liposuction techniques.The liposuction procedure is by no means a method for weight loss. The fat is then cleaned, purified and prepared for injection into the face. Facial fat transfer or grafting produces a very natural appearance. Risk of infection is minimal. Common areas treated in the face include Nasolabial folds (between nose and the lips), marionette lines (between lips and chin), cheeks, hollows under the eyes and temples.
The result? Filled in lines, wrinkles, and facial pits – and a smooth overall facial appearance.
When will I see results from a facial fat transfer?
After a facial fat transfer in Englewood, CO, it may take several weeks or months for the results to fully develop. We ask our patients to wait 3 months to see the final results. Some fat does not survive the transfer process, but most patients retain the majority of the fat that was transferred. Even though a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed into your body, as long as you maintain your results, you’ll experience long-lasting and natural-looking improvements to your facial appearance typically 5 to 10 years after the procedure.
Maintaining results after a fat transfer
When it comes to your facial appearance, you want results that last. Fortunately, facial fat transfers are known for exactly that. However, it’s still important to keep in mind that your lifestyle can impact your fat transfer results down the road.
The transferred fat cells continue to live in the area where they were injected. If a patient has significant weight gain or loss, these fat cells could expand or shrink, affecting the overall results of the procedure. Patients are encouraged to be at a stable weight before the procedure and then maintain that weight post-procedure.
Additionally, aging can cause unwanted changes over time. To combat signs of aging, be sure to care for your skin with a skin regimen, wear sunscreen, and visit Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery for more ways to maintain your results.
Experience increased volume with a facial fat transfer in Englewood, CO
If you’ve always wanted a fuller-looking face, a fat transfer is an ideal way to achieve your goals. It can add volume, smooth out lines, and highlight your facial profile in ways you’ve always wanted. To achieve a rejuvenated, youthful look that is long-lasting, natural-looking, and minimally invasive, call our Englewood, CO practice to schedule an appointment to learn more about this exciting and effective facial contouring treatment at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery.