There are many signs of aging but one of the earliest to appear is the loss of volume around facial features like the eyes and checks. This begins in the 30s and 40s for most men and women. There is a new way to restore lost volume in the face without having to go under the knife.  It is called facial fat injection, and it is one of the hottest topics in plastic surgery today.

Facial fat injection is a safe, non-invasive, and highly effective procedure that can restore fullness and volume in the face. Fat injections can be done separately to increase volume around the eyes, cheeks, or mouth or the injections can be combined with a facelift for a total makeover.

There are three steps to the fat transfer and injection procedure.

  • First, Dr. Guyuron will remove very small amounts of fat from the patient’s own body, usually from the abdomen or hip area.
  • Second, the harvested fat will be purified and processed for re-injection.
  • Third, the processed fat will be injected into the area needing more volume using very fine needles.

The procedure can take around an hour to complete, depending on how many areas need attention. Recovery can take a few weeks, during which time there will be some temporary swelling and bruising.

Dermal fillers also create volume but the results are temporary.  Fat injections last longer due to the nourishment received from the surrounding blood supply, which extends the life of the tissue. This extra nourishment and blood flow also gives the skin a natural, healthy glow.

Dr. Bahman Guyuron of the Zeeba Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio is a board-certified and internationally renowned plastic surgeon. He is highly skilled and experienced in performing fat injections, facelifts, rhinoplasty, and many other plastic surgery procedures for the face and neck.

Call the Zeeba Clinic today and make an appointment with Dr. Guyuron to see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary cosmetic procedure.