Many patients who are looking into Irvine fat grafting know that it is a more natural alternative to other cosmetic procedures, but what a lot of people do not realize is why this procedure is so successful.
Pioneered by Dr. Kevin Sadati, this procedure helps to give a person a more youthful appearance in their face by removing unwanted excess fat from other parts of their body and placing it under the skin in the face. It helps to smooth out lines and wrinkles that have appeared over time due to the gradual wearing down of the fat layers in the face.
However, the secret to this procedure’s success is in the PRP — Platelet Rich Plasma. This plasma is extracted from the patient’s body at the time of the surgery, and is then injected into the fat layers that are being grafted. It helps to make the graft viable and permanent and ensure’s success as well as long-term results.
The process of extracting the PRP begins with the physician drawing a small amount of blood from the patient just before the procedure.
The blood is then centrifuged, which helps to isolate the PRP from the pure plasma portions and the blood cell. From there, the isolated PRP is added to the fat directly by the physician. Because of the unique growth factors present in the PRP, the healing process is sped up and the recovery time for the patient decreases significantly.
PRP has been safely used in a variety of different surgical procedures for more than 10 years. Other procedures it is used in include cardiovascular surgeries, reconstructive surgeries and dental surgeries, among many others. Since it is created from the patient, there is no infection risk associated with the PRP. For more information, set up a consultation today.