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Facial Fat Grafting Beverly Hills

Gravity and loss of facial volume are two forces of nature that signal aging in the face. If you are often asked if you are tired, or if people assume you are older than you are, consider facial fat grafting. Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Dr. Behrooz Torkian is double certified in facial and reconstructive procedures. He has perfected the high level of skill necessary for delicate facial contouring which restores youthful fullness to the hollows and folds of the face. Visit Dr. Torkian for some of the best results from facial fat grafting Beverly Hills patients can trust.

What is facial fat grafting?

Fat grafting has been used in various restorative plastic surgery procedures for many years. Facial fat grafting is a relatively new cosmetic plastic surgery procedure which uses fat taken from the patient to restore volume in the cheeks, lips, jawline and other areas needing volume. This reverses volume related signs of aging and restores a youthful roundness to the face.

Combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as our signature Beverly Hills blepharoplasty or a facelift in Beverly Hills, facial fat grafting adds the volume that compliments the gravity reversing effects of cosmetic surgery. In Beverly Hills, facial fat grafting has become a very important component that elite cosmetic surgeons offer to their A-list patients who are constantly in the public eye. It is a long lasting, natural procedure that not only restores volume, but creates lift in the cheeks and jawline.

Benefits of facial fat grafting – natural long lasting results

Aging causes loss of the fatty tissue that creates youthful roundness particularly in the cheeks, jaw line, around the eyes and the mouth. This accentuates the deep lines or folds that develop due to gravity and loss of fatty tissue. Deep lines from the nose to the mouth, called the smile lines, as well as the lines that lead from the corners of the mouth to the chin can be vastly improved by fat grafting.

Sagging jowls are also treated very successfully with facial fat grafting. The overall effect, when performed by a top tier surgeon such as Dr. Torkian, is a rounded, heart shaped face properly balanced and in complete harmony with other features of the face.

Another important benefit of facial fat grafting concerns the collection of stem cells that occurs during the harvesting process. Stem cells are contained within the main body of fat cells. These special cells have the potential to replace damaged cells that rejuvenate tissue from within. They stimulate growth which repairs tissue and enables the fat cells to survive and thrive in the new location.

Your Highly-Trained Beverly Hills Fat Grafting Surgeon

Meet Dr. Torkian

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There are few plastic surgeons in Los Angeles more qualified to deliver your facial fat grafting than Dr. Torkian. After earning his medical degree, virtually all his training has been concentrated on two fields: facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and head and neck surgery, otherwise known as Otolaryngoloy.

As a board certified specialist in both fields, Dr. Torkian can help with virtually any cosmetic issues from the neck up. With his knowledge extending deep below the skin into the intracranial structures, facial fat grafting with Dr. Torkian is not only cosmetically effective, it is also among the safest facial fat grafting Beverly Hills has to offer.

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Facial Fat Grafting Procedure

Prior to the facial fat grafting procedure, Dr. Torkian will mark the areas of your face that will be treated. You will be given medication to keep you relaxed and comfortable.

Using a syringe or a tiny cannula (a blunt 1 mm sized tube) a small amount of fat is removed from a donor site such as the waist, tummy or inner thighs. The fat is then purified using a centrifuge to filter live fat cells from the other fluids present. The fat is then transferred to special syringes used for fat injection.

In order for the injected fat and stem cells to ‘take’, a blood supply must be made available which is only possible when the procedure is done by a highly skilled and experienced surgeon. Dr. Torkian is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who is meticulous in his technique and is never in a hurry. In this way he ensures his patients receive the most refined facial fat grafting Beverly Hills patients could expect.

He takes the time to layer microscopically small droplets of fat in a natural progression that follows the natural contours of the face. This allows a small amount of space to exist between each injection, which in turn helps to establish a blood supply for the grafted fat. In this way the transferred fat cells can establish circulation, permitting longevity of the cells.

Fat Graftig Candidates

The most important requirement is that you have an area with excess fat to use as a donor site. Patients in overall good health, who do not smoke or who can quit for several weeks before and after the procedure are good candidates for our Beverly Hills facial fat grafting procedure. Having an unhindered circulation is vital in the success of this procedure.

Facial fat grafting is a good choice for patients showing early signs of aging caused by volume loss. Often cosmetic surgery can be postponed for years when skillful facial fat grafting is performed. Increasing volume lifts the cheeks and jaw line and decreases the appearance of smile lines.

Recovering from facial fat grafting

Fat grafting causes swelling and may cause bruising if it is done around the eyes. These effects will last 1 to 2 weeks after which patients can go back to work or resume their social activities. Often makeup can be used after a week to cover any bruising making the return to normal a little faster. While the recovery time for facial fat grafting is longer than for dermal fillers such as Juvederm® or Voluma, the results can last for many years. Fat grafting in the facial region does not stop the aging process but rather halts the effects of volume loss and the resulting sagging, tired appearance. Many Beverly Hills facial fat grafting surgeons can provide this procedure, but only a very few are as skilled as Dr. Torkian. His patients recover without complications and with minimal discomfort because of his exceptional understanding of facial musculature and how to precisely place the droplets of fat cells.

Wondering if facial fat transfer is your best option?

Dr. Torkian uses a 3D system called Vectra™, which allows patients to see what the effect of their procedure will be, before they decide to commit. The system starts with a 3D photo taken at your consultation. Special software is then used to simulate the result of your fat grafting procedure. If you wish to combine several procedures, Dr. Torkian can show you the result of the combination from several angles so that you can make your decision with confidence. The first step is to make an appointment where you can meet Dr. Torkian and ask as many questions as you would like. Find out for yourself why his patients praise him as performing the most refined and natural facial fat grafting available in Beverly Hills.