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What is facial fat grafting?



What is facial fat grafting?

It is only natural that as you get older you start to want to look younger again. Your calendar might say you are in your 50s, your face might show that you are in your 60s and your heart might feel like you are in your 40s still. However, not everyone is interested in traditional cosmetic surgery options in order to get back their youth. Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board certified facial plastic surgeon who is based out of Newport Beach, recognized this fact and set out to do something about it. In order to provide his Orange County patients with more options, he developed the fat grafting procedure.

Things You Should Know About Fat Grafting

It is a natural alternative to the facelift procedure. Dr. Sadati utilizes the fat from the patient’s own body to complete this procedure and creates Platelet Rich Plasma from the patient’s bloodstream in order to ensure its success. No foreign materials are used during this surgery, so patients often enjoy a better outcome that also appears to be more natural in the end. This natural technique also ensures a shorter recovery time for the patient.

It can take up to 10 years off of your face, and will last for a long period of time. The fat grafting procedure is an effective way to turn  the clock back, and through Dr. Sadati’s use of Platelet Rich Plasma, the results will last a long period of time. Patients have been known to enjoy the results of their fat grafting procedure for up to a decade before they start to recognize some signs of aging again. Fat grafting cannot stop the aging process from continuing, but it puts it on hold temporarily.

The benefits are two-fold. You get to remove unwanted fat from other parts of your body while at the same time rejuvenating the appearance of your face. Many patients choose to have the fat harvested from trouble spots on their body. Most often patients will have the fat removed from their thighs, abdominal area and their buttocks in order to complete the procedure. In addition to looking slimmer in other areas, they get to enjoy looking as young on the outside as they feel on the inside once this procedure is completed.

The fat grafting recovery time is shorter than that of a traditional surgical facelift procedure. Many patients feel like they receive more natural-looking results after a fat grafting procedure than they would have had after a facelift procedure. While there are benefits and risks associated with both procedures,  you should start the process by setting up a consultation appointment if you are still interested in looking younger. At this appointment,  you can discuss your options with Dr. Sadati and together along with the surgeon you can decide what is best for you at this point. No matter what surgical option you choose, Dr. Sadati will work to provide you unique results that make you appear younger and allow you to be more self confident.