Facelift With Fat Injection
Combining fat injections (a fat transfer) with a facelift is a successful way of restoring volume to the face as well as reducing the signs of ageing around the neck and jaw line.
Fat injections or fat grafts rejuvenate the face, reduce wrinkles and create a more plumped, youthful appearance. Fat can be harvested from the patient’s own tissue (autologous) or synthetic fillers can be used.
Fatty tissue is extracted from one part of the body (usually ‘surplus’ areas such as the abdomen or hips) using a liposuction technique. The fat is treated before being injected (transferred) into the desired part of the face, usually the cheeks, lips, around the mouth or eyes.
Scars associated with the fat injections are minimal and fade over time. In some cases, the fat may disappear with time, therefore a repeat procedure may be required (some patients retain fat grafts better than others).
The procedures will be performed under a general anaesthetic with an overnight stay in hospital.