Facelift With Fat Graft Injections And Stem Cells

Fat injections can be used in conjunction with a facelift to improve overall facial rejuvenation.

Why fat grafting?

Fat grafting is a surgical technique that has been refined over the last several decades. It is a natural way to revitalize many areas of the body. The face, in particular, can benefit from fat grafting. Newer evidence suggests that the face not only loses elasticity, but also volume, as we age. Some of that lost volume is the result of resorption of fat. So, it only makes sense to combine a facelift with fat graft, to replace volume and turn back the clock.

Where does the fat come from?

Luckily, most of us have unwanted fat. So, we take your own, and transfer it to the face. The technique involves gentle liposuction to harvest fat cells. The liposuction and fat harvest is typically performed on the abdomen or thighs. The fat is then processed using a specialized technique that preserves intact fat cells and the associated stem cells. The fat and stem cells are then injected into specific areas of the face where volume loss has occurred. The stem cells contribute little to the overall improvement; it is really the fat that enhances facial contours.

A fuller face is a more youthful face.

Initially, facial volume is over corrected because only about half of the fat will survive. But, don’t worry, the amount injected into the face is relatively small and will not create a plump or round face. In fact, most patients like the fuller look, even before swelling goes down.

Why not just use fillers?

Facial fillers attempt to re-volumize the face. They are nice for patients who don’t want surgery. However, fillers are not permanent. With repeated treatments, dermal fillers can become very expensive. Most people have a supply of fat they’d like to get rid of, and prefer having their own, natural cells implanted. Once the fat graft develops a blood supply, it will be very long lasting; possibly permanent. To learn more about exciting advancements in facial plastic surgery in Los Angeles, call (855) 496-4646 for a consultation.
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About Dr. Dennis Dass

About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmD

Dennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.

Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.

Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.