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Fat Transfer in Los Angeles, CA

SERVING BEVERLY HILLS AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Fat transfer is considered to be one of the most versatile cosmetic procedures available, being used to enhance different areas of the body and face using your own extra fat. These areas can include the breasts, buttocks, other areas of the body, and hollowed areas and loss of volume of the face caused by aging or weight loss. 

Dr. Berger offers the best and most up to date fat transfer techniques, including enriching fat transfer with PRP. He also is one of the most experienced fat transfer specialists in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. The best way to determine whether the fat transfer will address your cosmetic concerns is to speak with Dr. Berger during a private consultation. 

What is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer is a safe, simple procedure that incorporates VASER liposuction to remove fat from a donor area, such as the thighs, flanks, or abdomen. This removed fat is then cleaned and purified with Puregraft, which has been clinically proven to improve long-term fat graft retention. The clean fat is then injected into the area which needs improvement, including:

Since this procedure utilizes your own natural fat cells, there are no unnecessary risks and low to zero risks of an allergic reaction. Additionally, fat can be removed, frozen, and then stored for future procedure use, also known as fat banking.

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Benefits of Fat Transfer

Fat transfer is extremely effective at improving the appearance of: 

  • Body contour irregularities
  • Augmenting areas of the body such as Buttocks. Breasts, Calves, etc. 
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Deep smile and frown lines
  • Sunken temples and under-eye appearance
  • Acne scarring and trauma scars
  • Skin depressions
  • Improve prior botched liposuction
  • Aging, wrinkly hands

Along with the use of your natural fat, which makes this an incredibly safe procedure, some benefits of fat transfer include: 

  • Smooth, natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting or permanent results
  • Little to no downtime required
  • An excellent natural alternative to dermal fillers

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PRP and Fat Transfer

Dr. Andre Berger can optimize the success of fat transfer procedure by using platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or your natural plasma growth factors. This is processed by the patient’s blood using a special tube, spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP. This is an added measure that can help achieve the best possible results. 

The plasma is naturally occurring and regenerative. PRP can improve natural blood supply to the treatment area. This can ultimately help enhance the quality, health, and appearance of your skin, leading to superior results compared to traditional fat transfer procedures. 

Nano Fat Transfer

Nano fat grafting, or micro fat transfer, is a specific fat transfer technique that requires a small amount of donor fat to improve cosmetic concerns. Nano fat grafting removes unwanted fat from areas of the body using VASER liposuction. This fat is purified in a unique process that turns fat into a similar consistency as dermal fillers. This allows the fat to be reinjected into desired areas with a smaller needle than large amounts of fat grafting. 

This special technique is perfect for facial fat transfer for rejuvenation. As we age, our facial features start to lose volume, and wrinkles and creases may form. Nano fat transfer can help improve deep lines and folds of the skin, leaving long-lasting natural-looking results. Nano fat transfer can be a superior and longer-lasting alternative to traditional dermal fillers. 

How long do fat transfer results last? 

Most patients find long-term results with fat grafting, especially due to the natural components and the advanced technologies utilized to clean the fat. The use of the patient’s own fat also means the fat cells can more easily achieve the blood supply it needs to thrive. Without this blood supply, the fat cells can die and the body will reabsorb them. Each area of the body where fat is grafted is different because some areas can more easily provide the nutrients needed for lasting results. Even more important, it depends on the surgeon’s technique. 

It should be noted that there is always a chance of fat cell death during the fat transfer process. Dr. Berger will usually over-inject because most patients experience some volume loss over the course of the first few months after the procedure. Also, if years pass, the natural course of aging will also increase the loss of volume. 

How much does fat transfer cost? 

The cost of fat transfer can greatly vary depending on several factors of the procedure, including your specific treatment needed, the time required, and any additional techniques used, such as PRP. Patients may also require multiple appointments to best achieve your cosmetic goals. Since fat transfer is a multi-step process, your price can depend on the cost of the fat donation process (such as VASER liposuction) and the injections. 

For example, the Brazilian butt lift procedure can be more costly than facial fat transfer because more fat and other materials are necessary for a successful treatment. Opting for multiple liposuction treatment areas will also increase your cost. During your consultation, you’ll be provided an estimate of pricing for your unique treatment process. 

Fat Banking 

If you may want to utilize your removed fat in the future, you may want to consider fat banking. Once Dr. Berger uses VASER liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells, the fat is then frozen and stored for future use at an optimal time for you. We work with American CryoStem to safely and reliably store your fat, using cryopreservation. 

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Andre Berger has always utilized cutting-edge technology in Beverly Hills, CA. He consistently achieves long-lasting, natural-looking results with these premier aesthetic techniques. Please contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute online or by calling our office at 310.856.9173 to schedule your consultation now. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Fat Transfer Last?

You can expect your fat transfer results to last for many years. However, keep in mind that fluctuations in weight due to diet and exercise habits can alter your results in some cases.

How Do Fat Transfers Work?

Fat transfer procedures begin with a liposuction technique, collecting unwanted fat from areas including the legs, abdomen, or buttocks. Then, the fat is purified into a smooth liquid that can be immediately injected into the body. These injections can be placed into the buttocks, breasts, face and other areas depending on the cosmetic goals.

How Much Fat Do I Need for a Fat Transfer?

The amount of fat required for a fat transfer will depend on the treatment area and your desired results.

What are the Side Effects of a Fat Transfer?

After a fat transfer, you may experience some bruising and changes in sensation in the treatment area. These side effects typically fade within a few weeks. You can also expect some very minor scarring in the area where fat was collected via liposuction.

How Long is Recovery Time for a Fat Transfer?

Most patients can return to their usual activities within a few days of their fat transfer procedure. However, it can take up to two months for the body to make a full recovery and for the full results of treatment to be revealed. Thanks to the advanced liposuction technologies at Rejuvalife, we can offer minimally invasive fat transfer procedures that don’t require significant downtime. These treatments require no anesthesia, and can instead be performed with mild oral sedation, local tumescent anesthesia, or Pro-Nox nitrous oxide gas. This means that you can enjoy a walk-in-walk-out treatment that results in minimal scarring.

Written by Dr. Andre Berger