Fat Transfer in Newport Beach
Fat transfer or fat grafting is a procedure that is used to provide a more youthful look to the face or enhance the body, using your own fat taken from a donor site on the body. Fat transfer is a very versatile procedure with a low likelihood of complication.
Who is a Candidate?
The ideal candidate for fat transfer is a patient who is in decent health and has a “donor” site with enough excess fat to pull from. In addition to good health and adequate fat supply, it is important that you do not have any issues with circulation. Circulation problems originate from medical conditions or smoking.
For a fat grafting procedure, regardless of the area being enhanced, the three-step process stays the same:
- Harvest the Fat – To begin the procedure, a donor site previously determined by you and your doctor will have an incision made to remove the fat or the fat will be removed using liposuction. Once the fat is carefully extracted, it will be either used right away or stored until it is time to be processed.
- Prep & Filter – After your fat has been harvested, the fat will be prepared by removing any impurities and then placed into syringes to be used for fat injection. The fat is often spun in a centrifuge to remove any impurities by filtering the fat, making it ready for placement.
- Enhance – Once enough fat is harvested and filtered, the fat is then ready to be placed into the area you would like to enhance. The most common way for a fat transfer to be placed is via syringe, much like a dermal filler would be injected.
Types of Fat Transfer in Newport Beach
The California Breast Lift™
The California Breast Lift™ is a procedure which transfers unwanted fat from the abdomen or thighs to the breasts. This type of breast augmentation is incredibly natural and does not dramatically increase the size of the breasts.
If you would like to add curves and volume to one area of your body, this can often be done using the fat transfer. You can benefit by slimming down in one area and add volume to another where you want the volume to be.
If you are already having a fat transfer done, adding facial rejuvenation is a quick and more effective way to get facial rejuvenation at the same time. You can easily negate the need to have facial dermal fillers done by using some of your own fat which will last longer.
Request a Consultation
To consult with one of our doctors about our fat transfer procedures, or to simply get more information, please call our office to speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members.