Fat Transfer in Dallas, TX
Sometimes fat transfers are preferred to dermal fillers. Dr. Saman of Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery offers fat transfers and fat grafting to patients throughout the Dallas and Plano area, as well as nearby communities.
Dr. Saman currently serves as the Medical Director of Head and Neck Oncological and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical Center of Plano
What is a Fat Transfer?
The terms facial fat transfer, autologous fat transfer, and fat grafting refer to the process of obtaining fat from an unwanted area of your body, such as the abdomen or love-handles, purifying that fat and injecting it into another area of volume loss in your face.
Our Approach to Fat Transfers
The harvest procedure is technique sensitive, and meticulous surgical finesses is required to ensure that live fat cells are obtained for maximal take. Dr. Saman does not use a liposuction machine for fat harvest as the suction trauma can devitalize the fat cells. Instead, he uses specialized micro cannulas to manually and slowly suction the fat. The harvested fat is then centrifuged and the purified residual is prepared for injection.
Where Can You Get a Fat Injection?
Facial fat injections are commonly made in the nasolabial folds, cheeks, jawline, under the eyes, and temples to provide the appropriate volume needed to restore a youthful and rested look.
Volume augmentation with fat grafting can be used to fill deep facial wrinkles, combat dark circles under the eyes, correct sunken cheeks, and refresh a “tired” appearance. One of the cardinal signs of facial aging is the gradual thinning of the deep skin and fat layers and loss of our youthful facial structure. As the skin thins and sags, the underlying facial skeleton becomes outlined. Restoration of volume, much like rehydrating a raisin to restore a grape, will restore the contours of a youthful face.
What are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?
Unlike fillers, such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Belotero®, Voluma®, and others, volume restoration is not the only benefit of facial fat grafting. Fat grafting has three important additional advantages:
- Fat grafting is long lasting. No more going back every three to nine months for fillers. Fat grafting is the placement of actual living fat cells from one part of your body into your face. Usually there is about 20-50 percent resorption (loss of fat due to the body not establishing new blood supply to the cells after injection*). The other 50-80 percent is there to stay. This means that although some patients may require more than one fat grafting procedure, majority are very pleased with their long-term results after the initial resorption has occurred.
- No foreign or synthetic materials. Synthetic fillers are quite safe but nothing can be safer than your own tissue. So if you are concerned about allergic reactions to fillers, or just do not feel right having synthetic materials injected into your face, fat grafting is an excellent option.
- Adipose stem cells are used. Growth factors and stem cells already in adipocytes (fat cells) naturally enhance skin glow by improving skin texture thus rejuvenating the face.
- Fat grafting is an outpatient procedure with very short recovery time. Most patients experience minimal soreness and swelling for a few days at the donor location. Many patients combine fat grafting with other procedures, such as a facelift or blepharoplasty, to be performed at the same time.
At the time of your consultation with Dr. Saman, your complete facial analysis will be performed, and all risks and benefits of procedure will be discussed. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and questions with Dr. Saman at length. Photos and computer simulation will be done at the time of preoperative appointment.
Where are Fat Transfer Procedures at Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery Performed?
Depending on the amount of fat transfer needed and the patient’s health condition and preferences, the fat grafting procedure can be performed either in our Plano office with local anesthesia and sedation or in the ambulatory surgery centers in Plano.
To learn more about fat grafting and to determine if the surgery is right for you contact our office today to learn about important financing information and get answers to your questions. Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery serves the communities of Dallas, Plano and other nearby areas.
*The resorption rate can be decreased significantly when PRFM is use concurrently. By harvesting the healing power of our natural platelets, more reliable fat transfer results can be expected.
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