Facial fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed in two steps. The doctor will first perform liposuction on the donor site to extract the fat to be used for the procedure. Once the fat has been harvested and prepared, the doctor will then inject the specific facial areas that require treatment.
Fat extraction is typically performed under local or general anesthesia, as it will require minimal incisions to obtain access to the fat. Dr. Sedgh will then create a small incision on the chosen donor area and insert an instrument to carefully collect the appropriate amount of fat needed for the procedure.
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. This 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.
Dr. Sedgh uses the safest and most advanced fat transfer techniques to ensure that the quality of the grafted fat is preserved. He also takes the patient’s unique facial proportions into account, as this is the best way to achieve a smoother, more natural-looking outcome that promotes harmony and balance with the rest of the face.
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.