The fat grafting procedure is an innovative cosmetic surgery in which the surgeon uses a person’s own unwanted body fat to help improve the patient’s appearance in the face and other areas. Dr. Kevin Sadati, an expert facial plastic surgeon who services patients throughout Newport Beach and Orange County, has improved his results with this procedure by incorporating Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, into the fat graft. This not only allows the patient to experience more natural results, but also speeds up the healing process and increases the likelihood of graft survival.
Benefits of Fat Grafts That Are Injected with PRP
PRP is created from a patient’s own bloodstream, which means it is a completely natural treatment that involves no foreign substances. By injecting PRP into the fat graft, which also comes from the patient’s own body, Dr. Kevin Sadati ensures that the graft has all of the growth factors it needs to, successfully, heal and become a part of the person’s face.
Autologous fat grafts are often used during the facelift procedure as an alternative to synthetic implant materials. The goal of the fat grafting procedure is to provide the patient with lush, full cheeks once again, restoring their youthful appearance while also eliminating any lines and wrinkles on the face. By injecting PRP into the graft, the graft is more likely to survive and the natural materials provide an improved volume. Synthetic materials cannot achieve the same results.
In addition to improving volume, fat grafts with PRP also decrease the amount of bruising and swelling after the operation is complete. The natural growth factors in the PRP allow the body to heal faster and ultimately, the patient does not have as many negative side effects. Unlike a foreign object that works against the body in order to fit in, an autologous fat graft with PRP works with the body because it’s natural and familiar.
PRP is created at the time of the surgery, and does not increase the amount of time the patient needs to be on the operating table. It is a simple, 15-minute process that involves a staff member drawing blood and centrifuging the sample until the PRP is created. As it is created and then immediately used, it is a completely safe procedure and often yields results that are better than the patient could have ever imagined.
While the fat grafting procedure is commonly performed during a facelift, it can also be used during breast augmentation procedures, lip implants, and even rhinoplasty procedures. If you feel that the natural fat grafting procedure that was pioneered by Dr. Kevin Sadati is the right choice for you, then take the time to set up a free cosmetic consultation. At this appointment, Dr. Kevin Sadati will confirm your candidacy for this procedure and provide you with a customized surgical plan that will specifically address your needs and wants. This natural procedure provides long-lasting results that are unmatched by any other cosmetic surgery procedures.