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What is a fat transfer procedure?

A fat transfer procedure addresses issues such as hollow cheeks, excessively thin lips, sunken eyes, and nearly any type of volume loss in other areas of your face. It is a natural, long-lasting way to restore facial volume and promote a younger, healthier, and more attractive appearance.


Why should I choose to undergo a fat transfer procedure?

You may have lost volume in your cheeks, lips, and eye area as you age, and such changes can lead to a perpetually tired or disinterested appearance. But while volume loss is usually attributed to aging, it can also be caused by extreme weight loss. Aside from restoring volume to various parts of the face, fat grafting can also be an option for augmenting or reshaping a facial feature.

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What are the benefits of a fat transfer?

  • Improved contours
  • Smoother skin texture
  • Enhanced facial features
  • Youthful, rejuvenated appearance

What is involved with a fat transfer consultation?

  • An evaluation of your medical history
  • A comprehensive physical examination
  • An interview on your lifestyle and habits relevant to the procedure
  • A discussion regarding the best surgical procedure plan

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How can I get started?

A successful initial consultation is integral to the overall success of any surgical procedure. Dr. Sedgh will take the time to understand your goals, determine your eligibility for the procedure, and examine your problem areas to determine the best possible treatment for your needs.

What will happen once the fat is extracted?

Once the extraction is complete, the harvested fat cells will undergo a sophisticated filtration process to remove impurities and make them suitable for transplantation. Dr. Sedgh will then use a needle or cannula to inject the fat into the areas that need augmentation. The injections will be performed in small increments to ensure maximum volume restoration without over-correcting the problem area, which can lead to unnatural or asymmetrical results.

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Virtual consultations can be scheduled at any time.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sedgh but cannot visit his clinic for an in-office meeting, you have other options. He also conducts virtual consultations via video conferencing for out-of-town and overseas patients. Should you decide to undergo the procedure with him, his office can assist you with travel arrangements for a thoroughly hassle-free experience.

How much time will I need for recovery?

Facial fat transfer is an outpatient procedure with minimal downtime and the recovery period for a fat grafting procedure varies between patients. Dr. Sedgh will make it a point to personally monitor your progress through several follow-up appointments, starting on the first postoperative day. After the first few weeks, expect regularly scheduled post-op appointments with Dr. Sedgh for up to a year, as this ensures optimum healing and the integrity of your surgical results.

FAQ

How long will my fat transfer procedure take?

A fat transfer procedure will take about an hour or more to complete, depending on the area to be addressed and the extent of the enhancements.

Are there any side effects?

You can expect some swelling and bruising after the procedure, which can be relieved by strictly following your aftercare plan. These effects should last for a week or two, but you should see a vast improvement in the appearance of the treated area by the third postoperative week. As always, it is imperative that you take the prescribed medications and follow all post-op instructions to ensure proper healing.

Comfort & Transparency From Start To Finish

When under the care of Dr. Sedgh, you will feel comfortable, cared for, and you will understand every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. His approach to facial enhancement is to achieve a refreshed, natural look – with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.

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