Most of us are so conditioned to spend much of our health and beauty regimen trying to rid ourselves of unwanted fat, that sometimes we forget how much a little body fat in the right place can counter the effects of aging. As we progress through life, the youthful plumpness of our face tends to fall away as skin sags and loses its fullness, revealing crow’s feet, marionette lines, and brow furrows. Other parts of the body tend to lose their fullness as well, resulting in sagging buttocks, breasts, and even wrinkled, claw-like hands.
Fortunately, the process of fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, can help those sunken areas recover the bloom of youth. This minimally invasive procedure is expertly performed by Dr. James Black, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Dr. Michael Arnstein, both of whom are skilled and experienced plastic surgeons with ample expertise in the area of fat transfers. A consultation in their comfortable offices in Torrance, California will provide you with the information you need to decide if fat transfer is right for you—whether you’re looking to perk up buttocks or breasts, ease facial wrinkles, or give aging hands a new lease on life. Benefits of fat transfer include:
- Utilizes the body’s own cells, ensuring ease of acceptance
- No dermal fillers or foreign substances
- Minimally invasive, performed under local anesthetic
- Easy recovery, with little or no downtime
- Long-lasting effects
Fat transfer works by removing fat from an area of the body where fat supplies are plentiful—abdomen and thighs are common donor sites. The removal procedure is gentle and minimally invasive—much like liposuction, in which a thin surgical tube is inserted through a small incision, and the tissue is removed using gentle suction. The fatty tissue is then prepared for reinjection using an advanced technological process that prepares the cells, sterilizing them and readying them for reintroduction. The processed fat can then be injected into the breasts, face, hands or buttocks, depending on your treatment plan.
Facial Fat Transfer
A facial fat transfer is an excellent non-surgical option for those seeking to revitalize a tired or gaunt facial aspect, relieving the lines and wrinkles that betray old age. Facial fat transfer can:
- Smooth wrinkles, crow’s feet, marionette lines, brow furrows, and other signs of aging
- Fill in depressions or scars from acne or past injury
- Refresh hollow or sunken cheeks, lips, temples, and under the eye area
- Plump up thin or sunken lips
Brazilian Butt Augmentation
For many of us, as time wears on, our posterior becomes less perky, leaving a flat or sagging appearance. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure designed to lift and enhance a flaccid backside, leaving it perky and curvaceous. The fat will be carefully removed from surrounding areas and reinjected, sculpting a gorgeous, rounded look.
Breast fat transfers are not a replacement for traditional breast implants, but can be used effectively as a means of smoothing the contours that are sometimes left after breast augmentation surgery. The fat will be carefully injected and contoured to fill in depressions that may be the result of a breast cancer lumpectomy, or to add minor size enhancements to an already perky, youthful breast.
If you feel like your hands are betraying your age, they can be plumped-up with fat transfer. Hands that have begun to look shrunken, claw-like, or are showing too much bone and tissue beneath the skin are good candidates for this treatment.
Contact Dr. Black & Dr. Arnstein
Dr. James Black and Dr. Michael Arnstein have combined their extensive experience and skills in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery into a practice that encompasses the highest standards of patient care. Their cutting-edge surgical facility includes state-of-the-art workstations and incorporates the latest and most effective techniques in the industry. Dr. Black, Dr. Arnstein, and their highly trained team are committed to offering unparalleled cosmetic and reconstructive services with only the highest level of professionalism and regard for safe, effectual aesthetic results. The best plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments with Dr. Black and Dr. Arnstein in Torrance, CA will leave you looking, and feeling, confident and radiant with supremely natural results!
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of fat transfer or other facial and body contouring procedures with Drs. Black and Arnstein, please contact us at 310-530-4200 to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you today!