Fat Grafting For Facial Enhancement: Correction of sagging and loss of volume using the patients own fat
Dr. R. Brannon Claytor of Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is finding very positive results with fat grafting for correction of the effects of facial aging and gravitational pull.
Facial fat transfer is a minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure, which allows Dr. Claytor or Dr. Lawrence Gray to reshape and restore the face to its natural more youthful beauty. Fat grafting can be used alone or in combination with other procedures such as a facelift, rhinoplasty or blepharoplasty. Many early signs of aging, such as fat migration or shifting, fat descent or fat loss can be corrected with fat injections.
Using the patient's own fat for augmentation after facial sagging and hollowing can rejuvenate and elevate the local tissue. The fat is removed from an area of the body such as the love handles or buttocks with a small needle after the area has been numbed. The fat is separated from the excess fluids. The fat is then injected into the facial area to be cosmetically improved.
Facial reshaping can be used to correct a thin or gaunt face, a long face, a bottom heavy or jowly face, flatness of the mid-face or a facial shape which is asymmetrical. By using this minimally invasive technique, the patient's face can be reshaped without the extensive downtime which accompanies more invasive techniques or longer procedures. Facial reshaping can also be used with a rhinoplasty procedure and other facial procedures to create better results by shaping the face to blend with the corrected the nose.
While this technique has been used for facial rejuvenation, new developments in transferring fat from one part of the body to other areas of the body are under going advances, as well. One of these areas is fat grafting to the breast for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call our office to talk with our knowledgeable staff to schedule a consultation with Dr. Claytor or Dr. Gray.
About Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center:
Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center is the practice of New Hampshire plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Gray, since 1985. Dr. Gray is nationally and internationally recognized as the inventor of the scarless breast reduction, a revolutionary procedure that eliminates scars associated with the older, traditional method of breast reduction. He has a large following of satisfied patients from across New Hampshire, the United States and a number of foreign countries, who have sought him out for breast augmentation and scarless breast reduction. Dr. Gray has taught at educational conferences for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and is the only member of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons from New Hampshire. Dr. Mark Ballentyne is a highly skilled physician who has been Director of Medical Aesthetics at the Skin Wellness Center since 2003. Dr. Ballentyne is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and will be fully certified by the Board of Aesthetic Medicine in September 2011. He has established a strong reputation for his talent in administering dermal fillers, BOTOXÂ® Cosmetic and Dysport injections, and Fraxel laser treatments. He is a national trainer for Allerganâ„¢. Dr. Brannon Claytor is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand surgery. Dr. Claytor is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offering patients a high level of skill, outstanding training and commitment to excellence in cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He completed an additional year of training in breast microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction and hand microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the teaching faculty of the Lahey Clinic Medical Center.
For more information please visit http://www.atlanticplasticsurg.com/.