Janine has been a long-time patient at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, visiting us for years for a variety of vein and cosmetic treatments. She was most recently interested in reversing the signs of aging to her face – beyond what Botox/Fillers could achieve, so Dr. Craig Schwartz suggested a BeautiFill Lipo + Fat Transfer procedure to add volume and restore a youthful shape to her face. With aging, there is a gradual loss of facial fat volume in the face that can lead to a sunken appearance of the cheeks and a tired, gaunt look underneath the eyes. As the face deflates further, nasolabial folds (laugh lines), marionette lines (lines beside the mouth), and bags under the eyes may become more prominent. The way to reverse these signs of aging is not through pulling and lifting of loose skin, but rather through replacing the fat that has been lost during the natural aging process in order to restore a youthful, refreshed appearance to the face.
The results of a facial fat transfer can be quite dramatic, as well as being very natural. Fat is harvested from a donor site (most often the abdomen, waist, or inner thighs), and then processed through our BeautiFill system, placed into small syringes, and re-injected into predetermined areas of the face. A Fat Transfer procedure using the BeautiFill system provides better results because the viability of the harvested fat is significantly higher than with historic systems like centrifuging. Key to achieving results that look natural is the need to place the fat in a normal anatomic distribution so that the final results are a refreshed and youthful appearance, rather than a strange or “over-filled” appearance.