As we age, collagen production is not as strong and high as it once was. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arian Mowlavi shares that he uses fat transfer for facelift alternative. Depending on skin type and redundancy, a facelift may be a necessary operation for certain patients; other patients may be recommended fat transfer for facelift alternative, and others may even be able to have both a facelift and fat transfer.
Each patient has a unique case and their differences should be respected to achieve the desired goal of the patient. Fat transfer volumes can span from 6 to 30cc’s of fat volume depending on each patient’s needs.
Recently, a large majority of board-certified plastic surgeons in the US have adopted fat transfer for facelift alternative. Per patient requests, many surgeons today include fat transfer for facelift alternative, rejuvenating the once natural, youthful, full faces.
Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, requires knowledge of anatomy as well as the aesthetic needs of both the male and female faces. Fat grafting involves the transfer of a patient’s own fat strategically in the face and is considered an art form. Optimal replacement of fat in order to rejuvenate or contour a face can make a dramatic improvement in facial aesthetics.
For fat transfer with facelift cases, the transferred fat allows surgeons to have the reach and ability to restore volumetric highlights and contours that just repositioning of the existing fat cannot reach. This need for fat transfer for facelift alternative has become more popular following appreciation that the aging face demonstrates not only sagging of soft tissue but also loss of volume.
Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon, and fat transfer and facelift specialist, Dr. Arian Mowlavi, offers both virtual and in-person complimentary consultations to discuss your fat transfer for facelift alternative goals. You may also visit a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arian Mowlavi’s Instagram, @drlaguna to see many of his before and after photographs.
Facelift on 70-year-old female status post face and neck lift, incision of corrugators, liposuction of the abdomen, and a mini tummy tuck and fat grafting.