A new cosmetic surgery technique designed to improve the appearance of a person's facial features has a long-lasting effect compared with traditional procedures, it has been claimed.
Previous fat grafting techniques to boost the soft tissue of the face have had limited effect as the grafted tissue is unable to gain its own blood supply, meaning that it is unable to survive in the long term.
However, microfat grafting involves tiny injections of fat into discrete layers of the skin and the space between each injection allows for new blood vessels to grow and feed the grafted tissue.
Dr Michael Law, a board certified plastic surgeon in North Carolina, commented: "Fat grafting has changed the results of facial plastic surgery dramatically.
"Traditional facelifts simply do not provide the natural result of microfat grafting."
According to Dr Law, microfat grafting can provide permanent improvements for a range of facial features, including eyelid hollows and sunken cheeks.
According to the Harley Medical Group, which recently reported a rise in cosmetic surgery procedures ahead of Wayne and Coleen Rooney's wedding, the most popular procedures among footballers' wives and girlfriends include botox, lip fillers and a facial polishing treatment called Aesthera PPx.