Fat Transfer Beverly Hills
Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, is a procedure that takes fat from areas in which you have excess fat and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume. Common areas that people seek to treat with fat injections include the face, hands, breasts, and buttocks. For many people that have deep creases or sunken areas in their face, fat transfer can be an excellent option that provides a more permanent correction that what can be achieved with dermal fillers. It can be used to achieve a rejuvenated look to your hands by restoring volume and concealing blood vessels and tendons. Women may also choose to have fat transfer to their breasts after breast reconstruction to fill in contour irregularities, such as after a lumpectomy, or to hide the rippling that can occur with breast implants after breast augmentation. Fat can also be transferred to the buttocks to provide augmentation, also known as a Brazilian butt lift. Through fat grafting, Dr. Hadeed can actually restore volume to areas that have begun to deteriorate, resulting in a rejuventated appearance and more youthful contours.
During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will listen to your concerns and explain the details of the procedure with you. Fat grafting can be performed alone or in conjunction with other surgical procedures. Dr. Hadeed will work with you to formulate a surgical plan that best addresses your individual needs to restore and revitalize your appearance. You must have donor sites from which fat can be harvested. Common sites for obtaining fat include the abdomen and the flanks, thighs, and posterior arms. It may be necessary to repeat the fat grafting procedure several times to achieve the desired result. To be performed successfully, fat transfer requires a surgeon with highly developed skills based on knowledge of the technique and experience. Dr. Hadeed’s expertise in these procedures produces results that are natural and long lasting.
Fat grafting is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Hadeed will start the procedure by carefully removing fat from your body in a manner that will not compromise the quality of the donor fat. He will then spin the harvested fat in a centrifuge to separate the damaged fat cells and extra fluid from the whole, intact fat cells which will be used for reinjection. Dr. Hadeed will sometimes add plasma obtained from your own blood to the fat cells during this step to obtain the benefits of growth factors found in plasma. Finally, the fat is reinjected back into your body very slowly and carefully to ensure consistent results. You may experience moderate bruising and swelling after surgery which may last for several weeks. Most results are noticeable one week after the procedure. You can expect the areas to which the fat was transferred to appear softer and fuller, giving you a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. You may even notice an improvement in skin texture.