As we age, fat deposits in the face begin to break down, giving the face a hollow or gaunt appearance, allowing the skin to sag, and causing wrinkles to form. Fat grafting can help replenish this lost facial volume by transferring tissue and cartilage taken from other parts of the body to the face. Fat grafts are especially effective in adding shape or contour to smaller areas of the face, where a larger implant may be unnecessary. It can also be used to correct minor facial imperfections like deep acne scarring. Fat grafting is a good alternative to facial fillers because there is no risk of allergic reaction and the results are long-lasting.
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