Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board-certified Orange County facial plastic surgeon, is an expert in the field of fat grafting. Dr. Sadati uses patient’s own fatty tissue (autologous fat) with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to enhance their body and facial features. He has published a well-known research paper regarding free fat transfer with PRP in the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. His paper received the best scholarly manuscript research paper award in 2006 at the American Academy of Cosmetic Scientific meeting. Soon after receiving this award, he presented his technique at the American Osteopathic Otolaryngology and Facial plastic surgery meeting in 2007 and 2010 to resounding reviews from his colleagues.
Dr. Sadati says his patients have expressed a desire to avoid using matter, such as implants, that would be foreign to their bodies when having an augmentation procedure. Dr. Sadati explains that his innovative fat grafting technology allows him to create natural-looking results in less time and with better results. He performs his fat grafting with PRP under local anesthesia at his Orange County plastic surgery practice (http://www.fatinjectionnewportbeach.com/
Dr. Sadati performs fat grafting with PRP for facial augmentation and also uses this technique for his Orange County Mommy Makeovers; including liposuction, Brazilian butt lift, and tummy tuck in his Orange County practice. Another fat grafting technique that is becoming very popular is fat grafting to the breasts, an-ever increasing request from patients because they can increase their breast size without the use of implants. In the past when Dr. Sadati performed mommy makeovers, which included doing liposuction, Dr. Sadati says the patient’s fat would simply be discarded. However now, he finds that in many instances his patients desire to use their own fat (which is natural) in order to enhance their face, buttock, or breasts. He says “Now we have the opportunity to utilize a patient’s own tissue to augment areas that the patient might want to enhance without the use of implants.”
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FAQS: Fat Grafting
1. At what age can fat grafting be performed?
Fat grafting can be performed at any age to help correct or fix facial asymmetry by increasing volume to the cheek, chin, and lips. For lip or cheek augmentation, it is usually done any time from age 20 and beyond. Most often, it is done on people in their 40s or older, in order to correct the hollowness that comes naturally with the aging-process.
2. How is a fat grafting procedure performed?
The fat used in fat grafting is taken from areas in your body that contain good fatty tissue. The fat can be taken during a liposuction procedure – a small amount of fat is taken from the abdomen or hips or thighs which is removed and used in the area where the augmentation is desired. This fat is mixed with PRP, which is then carefully re-implanted in the treatment area. The re-implantation is done by injection. This is a simple in-office procedure, and in most cases, is done under local anesthesia.
3. Are the results of fat grafting permanent?
It depends - there are many factors involved in how long fat grafting lasts and it appears to be surgeon-dependent. Some surgeons are able to get 50 percent of the grafted fat to last, but others get up to 90 percent. There are still some surgeons and patients that express their disappointment with fat grafting because they feel it can be unpredictable or temporary. Remember, having a successful fat grafting result depends on how delicately it is removed from one area, and how well it is inserted into the desired area, as well as having proper nutrients to survive.
Let me make an analogy for you: if you extract a plant from one side of your yard and then plant it in a new area without the proper soil or fertilizer, the chances for this plant to survive is 50 percent at best. However, if you give the same plant proper irrigation and fertilization, it would have an 80 to a 90 percent better chance of survival. Similarly, in fat grafting if you just take fat from one spot and graft it in another site, the survival rate of that fat is at about 50 percent. Mixing fat with the patient’s own platelets prior to grafting, it will provide sufficient growth factors and nutrients; in which case the fat cells have a better chance of surviving, and therefore becoming permanent filler.
4. Where do the Platelets come from? At the time of the procedure, a small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn and centrifuged to isolate platelets. These platelets are enriched with a group of natural growth factors and healing pr