Fat Grafting V/s Fillers: The best option for your face?
Aging is an inevitable phenomenon but modern facial rejuvenation treatment has allowed reversing the aging clock. While multiple options are ranging from non-surgical to surgical treatments, fillers and fat grafting remain a popular option. But which is better fat or fillers? Let’s find out.
FACIAL FAT TRANSFER
It is a procedure to transfer fat from your tummy/thigh/hip to add or restore volume to face affected by aging. The fat used is autologous that is from your own body and therefore there are no chances of rejection.
|NATURAL: As the fat is from one’s own body there is no side effect unlike though rare can be seen with synthetic fillers.||LONGER OT TIME: As fat has to be harvested and then refined before the injecting procedure can take 1- 2 hours.|
|LONG LASTING: Unlike fillers which last for months, fat grafting results last for years.||LONGER RECOVERY: There can be bruising and swelling which can last from 7-10 days.|
|STEM CELLS: The fat cells are rich in stem cells which aid in facial rejuvenation inside out.||LUMPS: Lumps can be present after fat transfer which can take time to subside.|
|MULTIPLE AREAS: Fat can be harvested in good volumes and therefore can be used for multiple areas.||COSTLY: Although the one- time cost is higher but considering multiple sessions of fillers, the overall cost is much less.|
Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring sugar in the body that forms collagen, the building block of the body. Fillers remain the top choice for facial rejuvenation across the globe.
|QUICK: The whole procedure takes 30 minutes.||TEMPORARY: Results are temporary and have to be repeated at 6-12 months.|
|DOWNTIME: Minimum downtime and you can return to work or home after it.||PRODUCT: Results depend on the quality and efficacy of filler|
|REVERSIBLE: Results can be reversed by the use of the dissolving product Hyaluronidase.||SIDE-EFFECTS: Bumps, asymmetry, and vascular occlusion (rare) are a possibility.|
Though both the procedures – Facial fat transfer and Dermal fillers have their pros and cons, it is important to seek a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial aesthetic procedures.Dr. Anmol Chugh is an internationally trained plastic surgeon with extensive training at the Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery, Australia. To get a full facial analysis and comprehensive antiaging plan, click here.