New Beauty Magazine, a publication dedicating to covering the latest and greatest in cosmetic anti-aging news, recently stated, “One reason why our facial features lose shape and become less defined is because of fat changes. Fat is essential for fullness but over time it starts to descend in some areas and shift position. One of the biggest breakthroughs in anti-aging is to add fat back to the face to revolumize it.”
Dr. Lisa Donofrio of The Savin Center is one of the premier facial fat transfer experts in the world performing over 7,000 fat transfer procedures. She has seen first hand the impressive anti-aging benefits this minimally invasive treatment can provide. As opposed to simply addressing specific fine lines, wrinkles or facial folds, this procedure addresses the whole face, producing dramatic yet natural-looking results. To eliminate age related facial hollowness, Dr. Donofrio eliminates unwanted fat from one area of the body using a local anesthestic and then separates and purifies this fat in a centrifuge. She then injects it into the areas of the face that have lost volume, typically around the eyes, temples, mouth, cheeks and jawline. This procedure can often delay surgical procedures like facelifts, and results are longer-lasting than dermal fillers; results from facial fat transfer can last many years instead of months.
“Fat Grafting results are notoriously technique dependent,” says Dr. Donofrio. “I have evolved the procedure I currently use over the last 15 years. In essence this technique is ‘the best of the best.’”
In addition to rejuvenating the face, fat transfer (fat grafting) can also replace lost volume and provide a more youthful aesthetic to the hands. For optimal results, a series of treatments may be recommended.