Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer in newport beach

A fat transfer is where fat cells are removed from one area of the body, carefully prepared, then re-injected into areas of the face to add and restore volume. Fat is the ideal material for soft tissue augmentation since it is the most natural.

Dr. Fink has treated thousands of cosmetic patients in Southern California from surgical centers in Beverly Hills to La Jolla in San Diego. He is Board Certified Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. His surgical training and understanding of anatomy makes him an ideal doctor to administer an eyelid procedure with browpexy. The natural and youthful results of his patients support this statement. He also has extensive US accreditied training to perform eyelid surgery and many other surgical and non-invasive procedures.

During fat transfer, fat is removed from your thighs, buttocks or abdomen by liposuction and reinjected to plump up facial features. Preparation of the fat is very important to avoid damaging the fat cells. Liposuction is performed with a syringe to atraumatically harvest viable fat cells. Fat cells are then seperated from body fluids by centrufuge and washed to remove blood cells. The cells may then be enriched by stem cells or platelet rich plasma before loading it into syringes for reinjection into volume deficient areas of the face.

Patients are typically able to return to work within the next few days and are usually fully recovered in about a week. It is important to remember that not all of fat will remain so there may need to be more than one session to achieve the desired result. As the initial swelling resolves, the fat cells may regain size as they develop nourishment from the surrounding circulation. Though these changes are gradual, it may take several months to see the final result.

The risks of fat transfer are minimal. There may be some bruising and swelling but it is minimal compared to other implant procedures. Mild tenderness is to be expected in the harvested area. Although infection is possible with any surgical procedure, it is not common.

Fat grafting is a decades old procedure. Previous breakdown and resorption rates of grafted fat were dissappointing. When fat is injected in larger quantities it can add volume, but without nourishment, the results are temporary. A better understanding of how the tissues respond to various filler materials has led to a resurgence in fat grafting with newer techniques. Fats cells must be harvested and handled atraumatically and then placed where they can establish a blood supply if they are to thrive long term. Structural fat grafting is a newer technique where small amounts of fat are micro-injected into tissues with a threading technique. These discrete layers gradually build a new soft tissue structure around which new blood vessels can grow and support the fat cells. The results are a much higher survival rate with long term volumizing effects.

Of course! All procedures offered at Newport Faces Cosmetic Surgery can be performed under both general anesthesia and local anesthesia.

Newport Faces Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Fink specializes in lower face rejuvenation which defines and eliminates the sagging lower face and reinstates a stronger jawline and brings back the neck of a younger you.  The Newport Faces Lift is performed under local anesthesia and recovery time is minimal.

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