Feb 15

Fat Transfer Procedure

San Francisco Bay Area

Fat Transfer ProcedureThere are plenty of options available to men and women who would like to fight the signs of advanced age. While facial cosmetic surgery is a popular choice, there are other options out there that have been gaining in popularity. One such option involves the use of fat injections to help reduce wrinkles and enhance the volume and beauty of the face in the process.

When you visit a skilled San Francisco plastic surgeon, you'll be able to get all the info you need on advanced cosmetic injection therapies. We'd like to briefly look at fat transfer injections right now, however, so you have a basic understanding of what to expect from treatment.

About Fat Transfer Treatment

Fat transfer injections are a facial rejuvenation and aesthetic enhancement procedure that use a patient's own body fat in order to reduce wrinkles and make the face appear fuller and refreshed. It's a facial aesthetic solution that will also involve a little bit of body contouring as well.

How Fat Transfer Differs from Other Dermal Fillers

Other dermal filler treatments involve the use of chemical substances. While many of them are derived from substances found in the human body (e.g., hyaluronic acid, collagen), they are not from the patient himself/herself.

With fat transfer injections, San Francisco liposuction is used to harvest fat from one part of the body in order for it to be injected into the treatment area. This means no chance of allergic reactions since the dermal filler being used is literally from the patient's own body.

The Best Candidates for Fat Transfer

The best candidates for fat transfer treatment are people who are in overall good health but have aesthetic problems with their face related to deep lines, wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin. These patients should have sufficient body fat to be harvested and should also have realistic expectations about the procedure and what it can achieve.

We'll determine if you are an ideal candidate for fat transfer injections at our San Francisco cosmetic plastic surgery center during your consultation.

The Fat Transfer Procedure

During the fat transfer procedure, liposuction will first be performed to harvest some fat. Generally this fat is taken from the abdominal area or the buttocks. (It's not uncommon for a patient to undergo a combined body sculpting procedure with fat transfer treatment.)

Once the fat is extracted, it is then spun in a centrifuge in order to purify it and separate the fat from other substances from the body and/or the liposuction treatment. This purified fat is then carefully injected into the predetermined treatment areas in order to add volume and reverse the signs of aging.

Alternatives to Fat Transfer Treatment

If a patient is not a good candidate for fat transfer treatment, there are plenty of other facial plastic surgery options to consider. We'd be happy to discuss all such options when you stop by for a visit.

Learn More About Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Treatment

For more information about dermal fillers, facial rejuvenation, and your many other options for enhancing your overall appearance, be sure to contact our San Francisco cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best possible decisions regarding your appearance.

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