At Nu Vela Medical Spa in Los Angeles, we offer a way to restore lost facial volume and enhance the natural contours of the face using injections of the patient’s own body fat. This procedure, known as fat grafting, is an excellent option for both men and women looking for an effective way to rejuvenate the natural beauty of their faces.
Fat transfer, also called fat grafting or autologous fat transfer is an alternative to other injectable fillers for contouring facial features and areas of the body that may have sagged from weight loss, trauma or normal aging. The patient’s own fat is used during this safe, in-office procedure. Because the fat comes from the patient’s own body, there is no allergic reaction.
The procedure involves removing excess fat cells from parts of the body, such as the buttocks, abdomen or “love handles” and re-injecting the fat into target areas such as the lips, cheeks, hips or wherever contouring is desired.
Both the donor area (area from which the fat is taken) and the treatment area are anesthetized with a local anesthetic. A small needle attached to a syringe is used to remove fat from the donor site. Once removed, excess fluid is removed from the fat, and the fat is re-injected using a different needle. It is placed just underneath the skin. The procedure is repeated until the desired correction is attained.
Some swelling and discomfort may be experienced after the procedure, but it is easily controlled with medication. Over the months following, your body will absorb about 65 percent of the fat and the remaining 35 percent will stay in place.
The cost of your fat transfer procedure will vary based on the multiple factors, like the amount of fat that needs to be harvested and processed to attain your desired results. Financing options are available.
Contact Nu Vela Laser Medical Spa in Los Angeles today to schedule a consultation for your body fat injections. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Raffi Dishakjian can let you know if the fat transfer procedure can provide you with the results you are looking for.
FAT GRAFTING TO CHIN AND JAWLINE