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Fat Grafting

Fat Transfer Orange County

Fat grafting or fat transfer can do wonders to restore lost volume in specific areas of the body. Perhaps you wish to increase the size of your breasts, buttocks, calves, biceps, or triceps. Or, maybe you wish to restore a youthful look to the backs of your hands. Much like sculpting, fat grafting changes the contour of the area that receives the fat injection.

Fat grafting involves removing fat from an area of the body with excess fat to spare, like the abdomenthighs, love handles, buttocks, or upper arms. Then, Dr. Sajjadian injects the fat into the area that needs volume or has depressions on the skin. Because this procedure uses your natural fat cells, there is no danger of an allergic reaction.

For natural-looking, long-lasting results, your surgeon must have the experience to know which fat to harvest, how to process and handle it, and how to inject and graft it. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sajjadian is highly skilled in the art and science of fat grafting. He is highly sought-after for his ability to provide permanent, beautiful fat transfer outcomes.

Schedule a consultation for fat transfer in Newport Beach with triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian by calling 949-515-0550 or contact us online.

Results of Fat Transfer Newport Beach

Fat grafting can enhance many areas by:

  • Filling depressions on the skin for a smoother appearance
  • Restoring a younger look to aging hands
  • Increasing breast size in addition to or instead of implants
  • Increasing the size of the calves
  • Increasing the size of the biceps and triceps
  • Providing a rounder bottom through a Brazilian butt lift

Once the fat cells establish a blood supply and start growing in the targeted area, they take on the attributes of the surrounding tissue. So, fat injected into the buttocks, biceps, triceps, or calves will feel like a muscle. In the breasts or hands, it will feel appropriately soft but firm.

Testimonial

“I have worked out all my life, and after 2 children, I couldn’t work off the fat despite consistent exercise. I had never had a surgery like this before. When I came to Dr. Sajjadian, he instantly made me feel comfortable. Almost 4 months later I feel happier and I see the results, with minimal scarring. My stomach looks like it did before I was pregnant.”

“Dr. Sajjadian takes the time to make sure you understand what he’s doing and why. He’s a conservative doctor who doesn’t like to rush thing, because he wants the best results for you as possible. He’s kind, caring, and thorough. I would recommend Dr. Sajjadian to anyone who is interested in considering getting a tummy tuck.”

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“I trusted Dr. Sajjadian as I was able to see some of his cases beforehand, and the results were amazing. The Dr. made me very comfortable with what I wanted done. When it came to the surgery, I had very little bruising and swelling, and within 3/4 days I felt great. I have been back to the office since and would use Dr. Sajjadian again if I need any more work done.”

The Fat Grafting Procedure

Before your fat transfer in Newport Beach, Dr. Sajjadian will conduct a thorough examination and give you a full rundown of what to expect. He will also consult with you to choose which areas will serve as fat donor sites.

Liposuction will remove fat from the donor area. This surgery involves the use of a thin tube connected to a syringe that suctions out the amount of fat needed. The incisions necessary for this surgery are small and usually discreet.

The harvested fat requires processing before Dr. Sajjadian can inject it into the treatment site. The entire process usually takes place while you are under a local anesthetic and IV sedation.

Your surgery’s length will depend on the size of your treatment areas.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation in Newport Beach

Fat transfer for adding breast volume essentially uses liposuction to introduce fat from a donor site like the thighs or hips into your breasts. This breast fat transfer in Orange County is for women looking for a relatively small breast size increase with natural results.

Recovery from Fat Grafting

Recovery time depends on how many injections you’ve had and how much fat you have had harvested, but most patients take one to two weeks off work. Dr. Sajjadian will let you know how long you should stay home to heal.

You can expect significant bruising, soreness, and swelling at the donor and injection sites for about a week. The bruising and swelling will begin to subside by week two of your recovery. You can have your stitches removed within a week after your surgery during one of your follow-up visits.

You may need to wear a custom-made compression garment for a few weeks after your fat transfer in Newport Beach.

Dr. Sajjadian will give you a prescription for pain medication, as well as full instructions on how to bathe, when you can return to work, when you can exercise, etc.

Fat Transfer Newport Beach FAQs

Fat transfer in Orange County is suitable for any area where subcutaneous fat exists.

Areas that have an abundance of excess fat and where there is no scar tissue are the best donor sites. A reasonable amount of fat should be present. If you are naturally slim and slender, you may wish to consider an alternate procedure.

Areas where you want to reduce inches are the best places to harvest the fat. Bony sites like the knees or areas with fibrous muscle tissue are less than ideal.

No. For example, facial fat grafting does not create the same effects as prominent areas like the buttocks and breasts.  

Depending on your concerns and the results you’re hoping to achieve, fat transfer in Orange County may take multiple sessions, but one treatment is usually enough for many people to see their desired outcome.  

Fat cells are fragile and loosely connected to their blood supply. Dr. Sajjadian gently harvests these cells with a needle and syringe, then purifies them in a centrifuge. The sterilized fat gets injected into the target site in many small, crisscrossed tunnels. If there is satisfactory blood supply, fat cells will survive and add volume. A micrografting technique provides the cells with the best chance of growing in their new location.

Considerations include the treatment site’s anatomy and shape, how much fat is available from the donor site, and how many fat cells survive the harvesting, preparation, and transfer processes.

The answer to this question depends on your size and shape. Areas that lend themselves to excess fat deposits, like the abdomen or hips, often make the best donor sites.

Dr. Sajjadian only collects small fat parcels at once, which will allow the best opportunity for a new blood supply to grow. To keep fat cells intact, he is careful to use only light suction and minimal anesthetic solutions.

First, Dr. Sajjadian washes the grafted fat with a specific solution. Next, he mixes it with antibiotics and separates healthy cells from damaged ones. Lastly, he puts the purified fat into syringes for injection.

Yes, about 80% of the transferred fat should survive.

Most patients accomplish their cosmetic goals with only one operation, but you may need a follow-up for the best outcome.

It depends on the donor and treatment sites. Small areas take minimal time, but larger sizes like a breast transfer in Orange County may take two to five hours.

In fat transfer breast augmentation in Orange County, the swelling may take a few days to subside. For a Brazilian butt lift, patients feel good enough to walk after two days, but must refrain from sitting.  

There is no minimum weight, but patients must have enough reserve fat to collect and transfer.

Dr. Sajjadian removes as much as he anticipates is necessary for the fat grafting. Injecting too much fat can create an overly large fat mass for the blood supply, which will cause the cells to die. If you have sufficient fat and want a significant amount transplanted, it may be best to do it in stages.

Pricing varies based on your unique anatomy, your desired outcomes, and the available fat at donor sites.