Results that define your features, not your age
Volume loss in the face is the main sign of aging. The baby fat in our cheeks, lips, and brow in our 20’s makes us young. Unfortunately, it melts away with time. It’s actually the cause of those dark circles under your eyes.
Fat is nature’s filler. Chances are, you’ve got some fat, somewhere, that you can donate to where it’s needed most-like your cheeks and mid face. Those love handles just may come in handy!
Fat transfer is growing in popularity as the science of how to make it survive and grow has improved dramatically. We take fat, your fat, either a little or a lot, from somewhere our Tampa Bay patients don’t want it. We purify and perfect it for where it’s going. We then place it where you want volume.
Since fat transfer only involves the patient’s own fat cells, it’s a safe procedure that doesn’t involve foreign substances. It’s literally you, your fat cells.
Top Benefits of Fat Transfer
Best Candidates for Facial Fat Transfer
- Patients where volume loss is the primary issue
- Sunken cheeks
- Deflated lips
- Those not planning to lose weight in the next year
Common Treatment Areas for Facial Fat Transfer
One of the key benefits of fat transfer is that it avoids the use of foreign implants or chemicals. Those things have their place but it’s good to have options.
Small incisions are made in the area with fat to be removed, such as the love handles, thighs or abdomen. The incisions are very small. A cannula is then used to gently remove the excess fat. How much fat is up to totally up to you and your goals.
This fat is then purified and separated into different sized particles for how much bounce, volume and relative softness is needed. Usually, 3 sizes of particles are created: Milli, Micro and Nanofat. Fat used to restore lost cheek volume needs to be different from fat used for the lips and mouth.
Nanofat is the smallest particle size and can be used intra-dermally to rejuvenate skin, help CO2 laser heal more quickly and our favorite: to change the color of the dark skin under the eye that causes the dark circles.
We put the purified fat into whatever different area of the body would benefit from additional volume and structure. This defines and plumps the skin, much like a dermal filler.
Fat transfer is completed by Dr. Mahootchi and staff at our state-of-the-art licensed and accredited surgery center located in the Tampa Bay area just by our office. Minimal bruising a may be experienced after fat transfer, but generally fades soon after the treatment. Avoiding things that thin our blood before the procedure like aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol and green tea really helps.