Many people are familiar with fat removal procedures on the body, but few are aware fat can also be removed from the face. Facial fat removal can help bring new life to your appearance and give you the reset you’ve been wanting.
When you’re ready to discover how facial fat removal can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Los Angeles, CA, today.
Face Fat Removal
Removing fat from the face can help improve its curves and contours, enhancing certain features. Facial fat removal also helps make the face symmetrical.
Fat removal procedures vary, and the method used to remove fat depends on the target area. Below are two of the most common procedures used to remove fat on the face.
Liposuction isn’t just for the body; it can also remove fat from the face. Facial liposuction is typically performed under the chin and on the neck. By removing fat in these areas, you gain jawline definition and lose a double chin.
During a liposuction procedure, tiny incisions are made to allow for the insertion of a small, thin cannula. We sweep the cannula along the area that requires fat removal, breaking down fat cells and removing them permanently.
Liposuction incisions are small enough that you will be left with little to no scarring.
Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal face fat removal is quickly becoming a sought-after procedure for facial fat removal and cheek definition.
Buccal fat is located between your jawline and cheekbones. These fat pads can significantly affect your face shape. Everyone has buccal fat, but some individuals have more than others. When you have excess buccal fat, it can give the face a rounder, chunkier appearance.
During buccal face fat removal surgery, we’ll make a small incision on the inside of the mouth where the fat pads are located. We’ll expose the fat pads and cut the excess off. Once we remove the fat, we’ll close your incisions and conclude the procedure.
Because the incisions are inside the mouth, you won’t have any visible scarring. After you’ve healed from your buccal face fat removal procedure, you can enjoy improved facial contours and more defined cheeks.
Facial Fat Removal and Fat Grafting
Facial fat removal can positively impact your face on its own, but you also have the option of fat grafting. Fat grafting allows you to take fat removed through liposuction and place it in another area, depending on your needs.
Below are some of the common areas we can perform fat grafting procedures.
Fat grafting to the forehead is often done to improve volume and reduce lines and creases naturally. To accomplish the desired result, we can use thicker fat in the connective tissue layer and thinner fat in the subcutaneous and muscle layers.
Adding fat to the forehead area improves the look of surrounding facial features and gives natural-looking results.
The temples on either side of the face often become hollow with age. By adding fat to the temples, you can restore volume for a rejuvenated appearance.
The brow ridge is the area right under the eyebrows. Over time, this area can deflate, contributing to an aged appearance. Injecting fat into this area can give you a more youthful look and enhance facial contours.
Tear troughs are located right under the eyes. Because of genetics and aging, the tear troughs can be hollow, making the eyes look dark and tired. Adding fat to the tear troughs can bring your eyes back to life and give you a refreshed look.
Nose fat grafting is common to fix minor defects. While fixing the nose may seem like a small task, the nose is in the center of your face. Therefore, even by fixing its small flaws with fat, you can substantially impact your appearance.
Whether you’ve lost volume in your cheeks over time or you want to give yourself the defined, perky cheeks you’ve never had, fat grafting to the cheeks can provide beautiful, natural results.
The nasolabial folds, often called smile lines or laugh lines, are natural creases that run from the bottom corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. They can become more prominent and permanent over time. Fat grafting can help fill in these lines for a more youthful look.
Adding volume and fullness to the lips can be done using your own fat. Many patients prefer fat grafting to the lips over injectable fillers.
Instead of a chin implant, many patients benefit from fat grafting to the chin. Augmenting the chin with fat can give you better facial symmetry and contours.
Benefits of Face Fat Removal
Facial fat removal has notable benefits for many patients. Some of the most significant advantages of these procedures include:
- Little downtime
- Improved facial profile
- Long-lasting, natural results
- A more youthful, renewed appearance
- Reduced signs of aging, like fewer lines and creases
If you’re interested in determining whether a facial fat removal procedure would be right for you, we’re ready to speak with you. We can examine your areas of concern, go over your desired outcomes, and personalize your treatment plan to give you the best possible results.
Schedule a Facial Fat Removal Consultation at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa Today
Face fat removal can give you the facial refresh you’ve been waiting for. We invite patients in Los Angeles, CA, and the surrounding areas to contact us to schedule a consultation.