Surgery and dermal fillers are no longer the only facial rejuvenation options, as fat transfer has become a popular facial rejuvenation alternative. Fat transfer involves injecting the patient’s own fat into the face. Although facial fat injectable treatment is on the rise, patients are understandably concerned about how long fat injections are likely to last in the face.
How Facial Fat Injections Works
Facial fat transfer involves taking fat from one part of the body and transferring it to the face, to replace volume and rejuvenate the appearance. Fat is usually taken from the tummy, hips, or thighs for the procedure.
A special micro-liposuction technique is used to carefully harvest the fat after which it is processed, before being injected into the face to add volume and fill in hollows.
How Long Do Fat Injections Last in The Face?
When fat is injected into the face it can last a lifetime, but not all the fat survives. Once the fat settles in the new site and establishes a blood supply, it will thrive and therefore provide ongoing facial rejuvenation. However, some of the fat cells will die within 6 months of the procedure, but fat cells that survive beyond this period are usually there for the long-term.
Despite this, patients should be aware that further facial aging will take place and this will affect the facial structures as well as the skin. Therefore, other rejuvenation procedures may be needed in the future.