Autologous fat transplantation, fat transfer, is the process of extracting fat from one’s own body (using liposuction techniques) and using this fat as filler for treating wrinkles, adding volume for facial and hand rejuvenation, and buttock augmentation. Fat transferred in this manner can be considered an ideal filler material for many reasons. First, fat as a filler is very safe since it comes from your own body. Second, the fat injected becomes living tissue and provides a permanent natural result.
Facial Fat Transfer Surgery
Prior to your facial aesthetic procedure, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian and his experienced team will meet with you to answer any questions you may have, and make sure you understand your procedure and recovery thoroughly. Safety, privacy, comfort, and excellence in treatment with trusting compassionate care is the assurance of Dr. Hovsepian’s patient experience.
Before coming into the Beverly Hills or Newport Beach surgery center, you will need to begin fasting 8 hours prior to your procedure, which means you cannot eat or drink anything at all during this period, including chewing gum or drinking water. If you have been instructed by Dr. Hovsepian to take any medications in the morning, it is permitted with a few sips of water.
Facial aesthetic surgery utilizing fat transfer is usually performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay. Out-of-town patients may stay in a near-by aftercare facility or hotel, where a "private duty" nurse is available. The length of surgery depends on how many areas will be focused on during the procedure. Afterward, you will return to your home, aftercare facility or hotel conveniently located a short distance from the surgical center.