Fat grafting, or fat transfer, is the medical process of moving fat from a safe, but unnecessary, area of the body and adding it to another section in order to restore lost volume, making it appear more youthful. Fat is often taken from around the abdomen or hips and commonly injected into areas if the face, such as the cheeks and lips. Fat transfers are a great solution for restoring volume to the face while preserving natural features. After a fat grafting procedure the skin becomes smoother and offers a more filled out appearance, eliminating fine lines and wrinkles brought on by the aging process.
An ideal candidate for this procedure would be a man or woman seeking to recover that youthfulness seen in a young person’s face or boost their confidence by correcting the signs of aging. How a patient sees himself or herself plays a very important role in their everyday life. Facial volume loss, ,combined with fine lines and wrinkles can lead to dissatisfaction over time. It is crucial to feel comfortable in one’s own skin and happy with one’s own appearance, and fat grafting provides the means to look as good as you feel.
Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is often utilized in fat grafting procedures. The harvested fat is mixed with PRP before being re-injected into the desired areas of the face. This combination of PRP and fat has a higher survival rate after being transferred into a new area of the body ensuring better results and less chance of revision for the patient. The use of fat grafting with PRP is not required but is often favored by today’s facial plastic and cosmetic surgeons. Dr. Kevin Sadati himself has been published in The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery for his research on Platelet-Rich Plasma Utilized to Promote Greater Graft Volume Retention in Autologous Fat Grafting.
Dr. Kevin Sadati has over a decade of experience in this art of fat grafting while perfecting the use PRP. When considering cosmetic surgery, it is important to talk with Dr. Sadati about what will best suit you in order to obtain your ideal look. Dr. Kevin Sadati’s technique and decision of how to approach the procedure will likely vary based on the complexity and the optimal approach. If fat grafting is chosen the procedure will be tailored to your needs and desired outcomes. Recovery time for most fat grafting surgeries lasts around one to three weeks. Post operative instructions will be detailed and customized to each individual patient.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is one of the top California facial plastic and ENT surgeons specializing in minimally invasive facial and nasal surgery. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolarynology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO-HNS), Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and a member of the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFRS).
Dr. Kevin Sadati has over a decade of experience in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as nose and sinus surgery, and has become one of the most sought after Newport Beach and Orange County facelift, rhinoplasty, neck and face liposuction and sinus surgery specialists.