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Facial Fat Transfer / Fat Grafting

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Looking and feeling younger are valid objectives that start from utilizing the organic resources from your own body, which include fat, stem cells, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to look fresher, younger, and most importantly natural. “It's a truly TIMELESS concept” Svetlana M. Danovich.

PROCEDURE:
Facial Fat Transfer in NYC
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The applications of fat grafting are diverse; improvements are generally well documented. In the aesthetics/cosmetic world, patients commonly ask for the fat grafting to improve aging-related changes to the face such as reducing fullness, skin thinning, loss of elasticity, and sun damage appearance. It’s ideal for facial rejuvenation to achieve dramatic effects in restoring volume and improving skin quality over long-term follow-ups. Younger patients may seek fat grafting to restore facial proportions while maintaining a natural appearance, particularly with such features as the jaw line, cheeks, or chin.

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ABOUT PROCEDURE
What is fat grafting?

Facial fat grafting or facial fat injection is the transfer of fat from one area of the body to the face in order to reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines, add fullness under the eyes, to the cheeks, and to the lips, significantly improving texture and quality of the skin for natural and appealing results.

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Is fat grafting right for me?

Both men and women can significantly benefit from the fat grafting procedure. By re-injecting your own purified fat enriched stem cells, the cells present in lipoaspirate are similar to bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells- we can make very detailed improvements to your nasolabial folds, eliminating the wrinkles from the corners of the mouth to the nose, and maximizing the effect of rejuvenation in the most modern, scientifically driven, and natural manner. These simple changes will drastically improve your self-confidence and restore your youthful glow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Specific information

How should I prepare for fat grafting?

In order to prepare for this procedure effectively, you would need to stop smoking for at least 2 months before this intervention, optimizing your antioxidants level by taking suggested supplements, and avoiding taking Aspirin, Plavix, Advil, Alieve within 7 days of surgery.

 

 

 

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HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE
How is facial fat transfer performed?
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The entire process entails some steps. First, the doctor starts by harvesting fat by utilizing Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture, “Tickle Liposuction” method which involves gentle harvest of fat to preserve fine structure of cells.

Next, your fat is purified using the PureGraft method which entails removing nonviable tissue,leaving ONLY healthy pure fat cells behind.

And then the fat is injected to the chosen areas in tiny droplets to mold face to perfection; while finalizing the process with immediate PRP therapy, which serves as the elegant finish to the fat sculpting. It glams up the beautiful face without feeling like too much;refining and locking in the optimal textures and ultimate shape.

“It's always the simple steps that produce the most incredible results,” says Svetlana M. Danovich.

How long does fat grafting take?

The fat transfer procedure takes about 2-2.5 hours.

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RECOVERY
How long does recovery take?

Commonly, during the recovery process of fat transfer, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort in the areas where fat was removed or added, which will subside in a week or two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RISKS
What are the fat grafting risks?

Since fat transfer involves the use of your own fat cells, side effects are very insignificant but cannot exclude the risk of bleeding, infection, asymmetry , and/or uneven results.

Patients experiencing any concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Danovich’s cell phone promptly.

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RESULTS
When will I see the results of my facial fat grafting?
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Fat grafting results are immediate. Just after the procedure your enhancements may appear slightly larger or fuller than you anticipated due to pronounced swelling and possibly bruising which will resolve in a matter of very short 5-7days, resulting in just the enhancement you initially desired.

How long does facial fat transfer last?

Unlike synthetic facial fillers, the facial rejuvenation with fat injections can last for many decades. Depending on the degree of fat retention or fat absorption, healthy lifestyle, and enhancement level, some patients may require multiple injection procedures to achieve optimal results.

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HOW MUCH DOES THE TREATMENT COST?

The average cost for Fat Transfer to the Face Treatment is between $5,500 and $7,500 depending on the severity of the condition.

 

 

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What are the alternatives to facial fat grafting?

SD Medical Arts can offer a full range of surgical (Full Facelift, Mini Facelift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift) and nonsurgical (Botox, Dysport, Laser Resurfacing-Pixel Perfect) facial reinvigoration models precisely tailored to men and/or women, which is performed at the same time as a fat grafting.

 

 

 

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Q&A / QUESTIONS AND SD ANSWERS

Q: How long do fat grafting results last?
A: Once the fat grafts take hold and mature (gain its own blood supply in its new location in order to persist long-term)over the first 12-18 months the results should be evident for many years. It will become like every other living tissue in your body;therefore,it does change in volume if you lose or gain weight. If you maintain your weight after the procedure, there is no question that fat is the ideal material for soft tissue augmentation with the most natural-appearing results.
Q: Why would I choose my own fat over dermal filler for rejuvenation of my face?
A: The results obtained with fat grafting are the most natural-appearing, and it lasts a lifetime. Fat grafting allows for more intricate customization of divine proportion of the face in the most natural utilizing the organic resources of our bodies. By combining these resources, which include fat, stem cells, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from your body, the goal of looking fresher, younger, and most importantly natural, becomes attainable. Immunologically compatible entities such as these, combat the use of foreign substances and work together to create long lasting results without the risk of infection.
Q: What should I expect during recovery from facial fat grafting?
A: The main issue with fat transfer recovery is the significant swelling and bruising that lasts a week, and ,in some cases, it can last up to 10-12 days.I strongly recommend to stay away from omega 3s and Ibuprofen/Alive/Advil/Aspirin for a few weeks ahead of time,and start taking a herbal supplement of Arnica and Bromeliad ( Arnika Forte) 4 days before the procedure,which will help greatly with healing,swelling,and bruising.

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