As we get older, all of us naturally lose volume in our faces due to depleting collagen and elastin levels, gravity, and time. This volume loss results in hollowing around the eyes, less defined cheekbones, sunken-in temples, and an overall more aged and tired-looking appearance.
Dr. Nima offers a longer-lasting solution to dramatically restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance – the facial fat transfer. Using fat from your own body, Dr. Nima can replenish lost volume, contour your cheekbones, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles for a revitalized look.
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Dr. Nima’s Approach To Fat Transfer
Dr. Nima exclusively uses the revolutionary Puregraft technology in performing a Fat Transfer. Puregraft greatly improves the quality of the results via a “closed system” that effectively cleans and purifies the fat tissue in a sterile environment. Not all plastic surgeons in the Beverly Hills area utilize this system due to its expense and, instead, employ techniques that are non-sterile. Contaminants may not be properly removed, leading to less than optimal results. Puregraft is safer, organic, biocompatible, long-lasting, and allows for a more precise result with a faster recovery.
Fat transfer is meant to add a significant amount of volume that eventually will be complemented with smaller amounts of filler for the finishing touches. Most fat transfer is reserved for patients with an overall loss of fat from the entire face. Its limitations include the fact that it is not for small corrections or fixing small asymmetries.
Facial fat transfer can be a “stand alone” rejuvenation procedure for treating the entire face or targeted areas. Additionally, it can be combined with other procedures, such as a Facelift or Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), for an enhanced overall result.
Your Consultation With Dr. Nima
Dr. Nima will evaluate your issues during your initial consultation and discuss your desired results. He will make sure to explore the benefits and limitations of a fat transfer with you (for example, fat is not effective for filling fine lines or wrinkles, which are better treated with other Injectable Fillers). Before proceeding, we will recommend you meet with our aesthetician to discuss a pre-procedure skincare regimen, including products and treatments to get your skin into optimal condition. Starting off with healthy glowing skin will enhance your result.
During a facial fat transfer, fat is first harvested from another area of the body, such as the abdomen, hips or buttocks, through a gentle suctioning technique. Using a small cannula (tube), the fat is carefully and precisely injected into the face. This outpatient procedure usually requires only a local anesthetic or IV sedation, and there are no dressings or drains. Although not a “weight reduction” procedure, we do promise an “age reduction” result!
The Recovery Process
Patients in Beverly Hills can expect post-operative bruising and moderate swelling, which typically resolves in 1-2 weeks. Since the fat does not move or shift as it becomes incorporated as living tissue, the results are extremely long lasting, if not permanent.
Fat transfer is used for the overall rejuvenation of the face. For finer detail, we may recommend Injectable Fillers be used to enhance the results from a fat transfer. In addition, great skin care is always a staple for ensuring longer-lasting results. Our skincare specialist will be happy to discuss the options available to you and help you create a personalized maintenance plan that best suits you.
Schedule a fat transfer consultation with Dr. Nima at his office in Beverly Hills. Call us at (310) 772-2866.