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Fat Transfer

Look Youthful with Fat Grafting from Dr. Anous

The aging process is hard on the body. Some areas, frequently the abdomen, thighs, and back, might accumulate unwanted fat deposits. Other areas, like the face and breasts, may shrink or appear hollow. These changes are highly problematic for many, but modern esthetic surgery has devised ingenious solutions to address both eventualities. Removing fat from an area of excess and transferring it to an area of deficiency can achieve natural-looking results. This is called liposuction and fat transfer.

The most common sites for fat transfer are the buttocks. The face and breasts are also frequent target sites. As collagen and elastin production decrease with aging, impacting the skin’s ability to bounce back, fat grafting provides a lasting way to fill and plump the parts of the body that appear deflated.

Learn more about fat transfer for face and body rejuvenation. For a consultation on fat grating in Beverly Hills, contact Dr. Anous and his team.

Fat Grafting

What Fat Grafting can do for You

Our skin, muscles, and bones all decrease in volume throughout the aging process. This phenomenon is noticed in the face, where cheeks appear thin, and the jowls begin to sag. These changes make patients look tired and aged beyond their years. Fat grafting might help reverse these changes.

Aging and hormonal fluctuations can also be associated with the increase of fatty deposits in certain areas. The accumulation of fat in the abdomen results in the appearance of love handles and potbelly. A trim, youthful-looking physique can be regained with liposuction.

The combination of liposuction with fat transfer is the best utilization of resources possible: the area of fat excess shrinks while areas that appear depleted regain their volume. During your personalized consultation, Dr. Anous will work closely with you to develop long-term, realistic goals that hopefully will exceed your expectations. Members of our care team provide you with detailed pre and post-operative instructions, and you will be given the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have. After surgery, Dr. Anous will see you at pre-determined intervals to closely monitor your healing process.

Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Certain women who have no droopiness and desire a modest increase in their breast size may opt for this procedure. Traditional breast enhancement uses saline or silicone implants to add volume; fat transfer uses the body own fat cells. This, in selective cases, decreases the risk of complications associated with implants, such as capsular contracture and bottoming out. Fat grafting is usually a well-tolerated procedure.

An Alternative to Dermal Fillers: Fat Grafting Facial Rejuvenation

Contouring the face with transplanted fat cells can help combat the effects of aging. Used alone or with other techniques, it helps create a more youthful appearance. Facial creases, laugh lines, acne scars, and sunken areas of the face, lips, and cheeks can be hidden or dramatically altered. Harvested fat can also be used to minimize lines between the nose and mouth while skin depressions or indentations can be minimized.

What Happens During the Fat Grafting and Transfer Treatment?

Fat cells are harvested from several areas of the body, but most often patients choose their mid-section, to create a leaner stomach. Through the harvesting process, the overall appearance of the abdomen will be refined and contoured, giving you a sleeker profile.

Fat transfer can take anywhere from two to five hours to complete, depending upon the size and scope of the operation. Because cell collection can be performed in several areas at a time, the length of the surgery may vary. During fat removal, a small cannula is inserted just below the skin to extract the deposits efficiently. Once removed, the fat is processed to increase its chances of survival. Only whole, purified, and undamaged fat cells are used.

Depending on the treatment area, either a small hypodermic needle or a cannula is used to inject the cells. The procedure can be completed in one session if your treatment plan is minimal; patients who are interested in comprehensive rejuvenation may require a series of visits to achieve the desired effect. Liposuction and fat transfer is usually an outpatient procedure, completed under general anesthesia

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The Fat Grafting Recovery Process

You can expect to be swollen and a bit sore both at the treatment and the donor site; however, recovery is usually brief. Follow all post-operative instructions carefully to allow proper healing and to give the newly transplanted fat cells a chance to become vascularized. Occasionally, fat reabsorption does occur and requires a follow-up visit for a touch-up. To help lessen or prevent this from occurring, patients should minimize pressure on the treated area. For at least the first few weeks, you should avoid high-impact exercise until advised by your doctor. Once the swelling subsides, you should see the results emerge. With an ongoing healthy lifestyle, long-lasting results from your procedure are possible.

Patients enjoy the sense of freedom and boost in self-esteem provided by fat transfer. Removing unwanted fat and redistributing it to areas that have seen the impact of fat or bone density loss improves physical appearance, allowing patients to live confidently. The positive changes to their physique also have been shown to motivate individuals to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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