Restoring facial volume with fat grafting at the University of Ottawa
Replenishing lost volume is an essential aspect of maintaining a youthful appearance. As we age, fat, bone and muscle tissues shrink, leading to hollows, folds and uneven facial contours. The University of Ottawa’s Resident Aesthetic Clinic employs the latest fat transfer techniques to increase volume, smooth wrinkles, firm the skin and reveal a refreshed appearance. The procedure involves performing liposuction to harvest fat from a donor site on the body and using it to permanently restore facial volume. Using the body’s own adipose tissue as a filler eliminates the risk of disease transmission or rejection. There is a resorption process whereby a percentage of the transferred fat is melted away. The surgeon treats with this loss in mind in order to achieve an ideal final outcome, which is realized 6-8 weeks post-surgery. During an in-depth consultation, your surgeon will explain what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your safety comfort and optimal recovery.