Sunken, gaunt eyes,
Excessive fine lines
A weak or undeveloped jaw line
Fat injections can restore attractive volume to a face that has become depleted due to ageing, or which has always suffered from an area lacking volume, such as thinness of the lips for instance. The injections are used to restore a pleasing plumpness to key areas, which, in turn, softens the overall appearance of the face.
The procedure can be performed with other surgery, such as a facelift or upper eyelid surgery, where it can add the ‘finishing touch’, or it can be performed alone. The system we use allows a very small amount of fat to be taken from the donor site (usually the stomach or thighs) and requires only a very thin needle. The effects are virtually immediate.
Unfortunately, fat injections have often been overused in the past few years: some attractive actresses have almost completely lost their facial individuality due to overuse of fat injections. This has occurred by expecting the injections to do more than they can: effectively these people have tried to ‘plump away the effects of ageing.’ The effect is not only swollen but unnatural and unattractive.
However, used with great care and only in certain depleted parts of the face, fat injections have a very useful role and provide an immediate and lasting benefit.
We have detailed information notes about fat injections. If you would like to receive a copy, please contact us. We encourage you to read, visit us and ask questions until you feel absolutely confident with your level of knowledge: this is the most important ‘first step’ in your personal journey of plastic surgery.
‘Fat injections can restore a look of good health by replenishing attractive curves and roundness to areas that look thin or gaunt. They can polish the result of other surgery, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, but must always be used sparingly and only where needed.’ Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.