Facial Implants / Fat Grafting
As we age, our skin changes in a variety of ways, including loss of volume in our face, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For most people, natural aging results in about a five to ten percent loss of facial fat every few years after the age of 35, so by the time you reach 50 or 60, you may have seen a significant loss of facial volume. At Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery, we offer several options to address the changes age can bring to your face, but if you’re looking for something more lasting than injectables or fillers, you may want to explore our fat transfer or implant procedures.
Everyone ages differently, and while lifestyle and genetics certainly play a part in how you age, the way the human body is designed plays a role as well. As the years pass, the natural processes of your body slow down, and you begin to lose muscle and bone mass. Your skin begins to change because of reduced collagen and elastin production, which are the building blocks for healthy, youthful skin. When we combine loss of collagen and elastin with the slow loss of the muscle and bone that provide the underlying structure to your face, we get wrinkles and hollow areas around the temples, eyes, and cheeks.
Fat grafting (or fat transfer) is a technique that utilizes your own excess fat to fill areas in your face where you have lost volume as you age. Dr. Terrasse will extract fat from an area on your body with excess pockets of fat (typically your abdomen or thighs) and clean and process the fat cells. Once the fat cells are processed, he meticulously injects them into the areas of your face that have lost volume. This procedure is minimally invasive, requires no incisions on your face and leaves no scarring. The injected fat will settle into its new home in your cheeks or under your eyes, and you will enjoy natural, lasting results and a plumper, more youthful face. Fat transfer can also be used to fill deep wrinkles or scars for a more long-term result than other injectable fillers can offer.
Another option for restoring volume to your face or augmenting your natural contours is facial implants. If you want to plump up your cheeks, fix a receding chin, or bring back a more defined jawline, implants may be the answer. Implants are a minimally invasive procedure, and any necessary incisions are typically placed inside the mouth to eliminate visible scarring. As with any implant surgery, there are some risk factors, but they are minimal, and Dr. Terrasse will do his best to ensure a safe and healthy procedure and recovery.
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When you choose Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Terrasse will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to address your cosmetic needs and provide you with superior results. Whether you choose fat grafting or implants, we can help you rejuvenate your face, restoring its supple smoothness. Call our office today at 847-234-2400 to schedule a consultation.