How Do Microfat Injections Compare to Facial Fillers? | Dr. Wayne Carman

How Do Microfat Injections Compare to Facial Fillers?

Which is better – fat transfer or filler? Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman often meets with patients who are interested in restoring volume to their face or other areas and may be unsure about which type of cosmetic treatment will be best suited for them. Adding volume is a great way to refresh the face. Both types of treatments provide facial rejuvenation and contouring through an injection form. So, which type of injectable approach or solution is the better choice for you? Although we do not offer facial fillers at our practice, it can be helpful to learn how microfat injections compare to these other types of treatments. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each procedure type.

Facial fillers are often made with hyaluronic acid. They are injected under the skin to temporarily add shape or volume. Microfat injections, also known as autologous fat transfer or facial fat grafting, can be considered to be an alternative to facial fillers. They involve another source of filler material to restore fullness. Instead of a foreign substance being injected into your face or body like it would be with fillers, microfat injections involve taking your own fat from another part of your body via a gentle form of liposuction and re-injecting it into an area that requires volume.

There is no risk of the fat transfer being rejected by the body. Although the results of fillers appear instantly, the outcome from microfat injections takes longer to mature because of the necessary healing process for the fat to become established in its new location. However, the results from microfat injections are often softer than fillers. Moreover, microfat injections provide lasting results and won’t require maintenance, unlike fillers which will eventually metabolize and need repeat injections. The goal of microfat injections is to create a more youthful but still subtle and natural look. Fat is softer and does not exert as much force on the skin as fillers. Furthermore, microfat injections are often better suited for larger treatment areas.

Which is better – fat transfer or filler? Contact Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman for more advice. Call us at (416) 322-7108 or submit a contact form online to request a consultation if you would like to discuss the benefits of microfat injections.