Benefits of Autologous Facial Fat Filler vs Dermal Filler
Autologous facial fat transfers have many advantages over synthetic dermal filler when replenishing facial volume, including the most significant advantage — that we are not limited to the volume of filler available to be injected, as we are when the patient is purchasing pre-filled syringes of dermal filler. We are able to use as much fat as we want to inject volume in as many locations, depths, and layers as we need. In addition, we have the capability of using sizers to adapt the size of the fat particles to better fit into the deeper or more superficial locations. The deep pockets that experience the most significant fat loss during the aging process require a significant amount of dermal filler, and often, for optimal results, different types of filler (generally would need to use different products in different locations and depths, as one or another will be denser or finer, firmer or more delicate, and so on…) would be required. However, most filler patients, due to the expense, do not want to purchase unit upon unit of dermal filler, or different syringes of various filler. So, the injector more frequently than not only accomplishes replenishing volume in the more superficial layers or just in isolated areas and does not acquire full volume replenishment on all levels.
The second advantage of autologous fat facial filler over synthetic dermal filler is the degree of longevity that it offers as compared to dermal fillers, which often last just several months to a year, for an ongoing expense of repeated syringes of filler for years and years! Although we are unable to guarantee a specific amount of years patients can expect fat filler to last due to the constant aging process of the face, studies do show that patients should expect to see voluminous, natural-looking results for 5-10 years, or more!
The third advantage of using facial fat filler over synthetic dermal fillers is that since autologous fat is that because it is your own body tissue, which contains stem cells so that the facial fat filler patient receives a rejuvenation effect in addition to the volume replacement, such that resulting in their skin appears brighter, fresher, younger and healthier, than ever before! looking skin!
LastFinally, the process of harvesting fat to use as facial filler means that each patient is in, reality, receiving a two-for-one procedure – as Dr. Schwartz gently removes excess volume from areas where the patient desires don’t want it, along with the prior to replenishing volume in the face!
State-of-the-Art Fat Transfer Procedure
The BeautiFill™ laser system allows for the rapid and gentle removal of unwanted fat from your abdomen, flanks, thighs, buttocks, and more, using just local anesthesia right in the comfort and convenience of our Kansas City cosmetic laser practice. The purified fat is then injected into your face, or any other area needing volume replenishment, including the breasts, hands, and buttocks. Downtime is minimal, but the results are outstanding!