As the face ages, it loses the fullness associated with youth. The fullness of the eyebrows, upper eyelid, the temple, checks, lower eyes, jawline, and lips disappear, unmasking the underlying blood vessels and bony skeletal structures. Using the latest fat grafting techniques, Dr. Roham, one of the top Orange County’s cosmetic surgeons, is able to dramatically change his patients’ appearance and restore their youthful look.
The fat transfer procedure is the relocation of fat from one area of the body to another. Fat may be harvested from many areas such as the abdomen, outer thighs or love handles and re-injected or grafted where needed. Fat can be used to fill in depressions, add volume, and fill scars or acne pitting. Since the fat comes from one’s own body there is no risk of immune reaction.
How is the procedure performed?
Both areas – a donor area (where the fat comes from) and a recipient area (where the fat is being placed) – are locally numbed with an anesthetic (Lidocaine) together with (epinephrine) to control bleeding and bruising. Utilizing small syringes, fat is removed using a small needle puncture from the donor area. The fat is next processed and concentrated by spinning in a centrifuge in order to extract the fat from the rest of the harvested material. Then the fat is re-injected into the predetermined recipient area (face, body, scars,..) using small cannulas through a small needle puncture. Mild post-procedure discomfort and swelling for several days are to be expected which will resolve on its own. Other rare but possible side effects might include infection, oozing at the donor/recipient site, and scarring at the donor site.
How long will the fat transfer last?
Results from fat grafting are known to last very long periods of time – in many cases, the effects can last for years. Dr. Roham’s technique involves injecting the fat in small pearl size fat droplets so that there is maximum exposure of the fat to the surrounding blood vessels. In order to ensure a high survival rate of the grafted fat, it is preferable to do multiple transfers with small amounts.
Dr. Roham, one of the top Orange County’s plastic surgeons, is offering comprehensive treatments to help all patients achieve their ideal appearance. Numerous liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation Orange County patients have achieved their ideal figure under his care.
The treated areas include the cheeks, chin, smile lines, temples, asymmetrical facial features, and jawline.
The results will appear immediately after the treatment. A fraction of the injected fat cells is absorbed by the body and Dr. Roham injects more fat cells to give the face a fuller appearance.
The number of procedures varies for each patient. If you’d like significant volume then you may get several treatments. Dr. Roham strives to give you natural results.
Yes. You might get bruising and swelling. These symptoms resolve within a few days.