With age, areas of the face may begin to lose volume around the eyes, cheeks and jawline. Fat injection, also known as fat grafting, is a procedure that can help to restore lost volume in the face in order to provide a smoother, rejuvenated appearance.
While fat injections can improve the appearance of some lines and wrinkles, they are not the best treatment for severe surface wrinkles that may be better treated with laser resurfacing, a chemical peel or dermabrasion.
Dr. Stevens recommends fat injections for adult men and women in good physical and mental health. Good candidates should also be realistic in their expectations for the outcome of the procedure
First, fat cells are harvested from a donor area. A typical donor area may be the hips, the thighs, the stomach, or the lower back. These fat cells are then purified and sterilized. During the last phase, they are injected in their new home. Fat transfer is usually used to plump the cheeks, the temples or the lips, or to augment the breasts or the buttocks.
There is usually very little pain or discomfort associated with fat injections. However, some swelling, bruising or redness may occur during the initial healing phase in both the donor and recipient sites. When overfilling is necessary, the treated area may appear puffy or swollen which can last for as much as several weeks. Work and light activity can often be resumed as soon as one day after your fat injection procedure.
Discover the exquisite results by browsing through our online library of before and after photography. You will also have a chance to view more photographs during your confidential consultation with Dr. Stevens.
All procedures are performed at our accredited Beverly Hills outpatient facility, where you will experience world-class treatment in a convenient, private and comfortable environment.
We offer state-of-the-art technology and equipment, tranquil recovery suites, and access to a caring team of healing professionals who will dote on you. From our welcoming reception area to our cutting edge surgical rooms, we strive for excellence in everything that we do.
If you think fat transfer might be a good fit for your aesthetic goals, please schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Stevens at his comfortable, private Beverly Hills office suite.
During this session, the doctor will perform a physical examination, go over your medical records, and answer any questions and concerns in greater detail.
Dr. Stevens will provide you with a passport to our library of before and after photography for fat transfer patients. You can also read about patient experiences on our Testimonials page.