As we get older we tend to lose volume in our faces, particularly the mid-face and chin area, contributing to the falling of the skin in a downwards direction. This can make our cheeks look rather sunken and the whole face a little empty. A similar appearance is evident if one loses a significant amount of weight. To regain the appearance of youth again one can volumise the mid-face by transplanting fat taken from different part of the body. This can give you a healthier glow and restore and rejuvenate what added years have been taking away.
Fat is a living tissue and when it is transferred from one areas to another, some of the fat cells will die. It has been traumatised to some extent as well as taken away from its usual blood supply. At the end of a treatment session the area treated is usually corrected and filled with fat, but this will settle over the following weeks. It is impossible to estimate just how much of the transferred fat will be lost with each treatment, but this means that usually a number of treatment sessions will be necessary to treat a particular problem. Fat survives better in some areas than in others, and in some people better than others.