Fat Grafting Beverly Hills
As people age, the amount of fat that contributes to facial volume decreases. As a result, you can have deep facial folds, sunken cheeks, and an aged or tired appearance. Fat grafting is a term used to describe a procedure whereby your own fat is injected from one part of your body into another. Through fat grafting, Dr. Hadeed can actually restore volume to areas of the face that have begun to deteriorate, resulting in a rejuventated face that appears more full and youthful. Fat grafting can also be used to fill areas of the skin that have become depressed on other parts of the body.
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 facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Hadeed will work with you to formulate a surgical plan that best addresses your individual needs to restore and revitalize your facial appearance.
Fat grafting procedures involve harvesting the fat from the donor area of the body (usually the abdomen, flanks, or thighs) with liposuction. The fat is then processed and prepared, and then injected back into areas of the face or body which require volume restoration. These procedures are considered one of the most exciting developments in plastic surgery over the past several years, and Dr. Hadeed’s experience with these advanced methods will help restore a more youthful look to your face or other areas of your body.
There are several areas of the body in which fat grafting can be used to restore volume, including:
- Facial augmentation in the cheeks and tear troughs
- Injections into the nasolabial folds and other creases of the face
- Lip augmentation
- Hand rejuvenation
- Buttock augmentation
- Correction of deformities after breast lumpectomy surgery or radiation therapy
- Correction of skin depressions and scars
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 days. Most results are noticeable one week after the procedure.