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Facial Fat Transfer Take fat where it doesn’t belong and place it where it does

What is facial fat transfer and how can it benefit me?

While most people tend to think of wrinkles, fine lines and furrows as the most prominent signs of aging, there are other subtler changes that can dramatically affect attractiveness as we journey into our later years. A loss of facial volume specifically can leave the cheeks, chin, forehead and eye areas looking hollowed out and depleted, falsely communicating exhaustion and even depression.

During facial fat transfer, fat cells extracted from a donor site such as the belly, hips, thighs or buttocks are purified and refined, and then injected into the facial region that requires contouring. This achieves a pleasant side benefit of slimming the donor area. Fat grafting is extremely well-tolerated since it doesn't rely on synthetic or animal materials but rather on organic compounds already found in the human body. Results include gorgeous rejuvenated skin textures and a more youthful, resilient glow.

Choosing the right surgeon

While credentials and training are critical when selecting a plastic surgeon, as is artistry, aesthetic sensibility and proven skill, many patients choose their physician based on more human attributes such as humility, approachability and genuine compassion. Fortunately, with Dr. Lahijani, you do not need to choose between personality and expertise, for he possesses both of these in ample measure. From the start, he works to establish a personal connection with each new client he encounters, listening carefully to your wishes and goals in order to discern how he can best serve your needs.

Privacy and discretion are important to many of Dr. Lahijani's clients, which is why he is proud to perform procedures at his own in-house surgical center right here in Beverly Hills. This accredited ambulatory facility is home to climate-controlled waiting and reception areas, immaculate operating suites, and a relaxing recovery space where you can recuperate in style. On hand to assist you is a team of friendly, experienced nurses, surgical techs and medical assistants, each of whom is a vetted specialist in their chosen field. Valet parking and concierge service only help to enhance an already outstanding patient experience.

Complimentary consultation set-up

If you would like to explore your options for facial fat transfer, Dr. Lahijani is happy to meet with you in the privacy and comfort of his offices, with three extensions in Beverly Hills, Valencia and Palmdale. During this initial meeting, the doctor will examine your face, review before and after photos as well as 3D imaging results, answer your questions, and formulate a comprehensive treatment plan customized to your unique anatomy and lifestyle. In cases where fat transfer may not be possible due to a lack of donor material, Dr. Lahijani can make insightful recommendations for alternatives including facial implants, dermal fillers and more.

What to expect from the facial fat transfer procedure

Facial fat grafting is performed most often under local anesthesia with sedation, although general anesthesia may also be used in accordance with the doctor's treatment plan. It typically takes anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. Minute incisions are made at the donor sites through which slender metal cannulas are inserted. Using advanced liposuction techniques, fat is then harvested from these secondary regions, purified and refined in the laboratory, and is finally injected at strategic points across the face.

What will my recovery entail?

Minor swelling, redness, tenderness or soreness may arise as a result of your procedure, but these symptoms tend to dissipate within a few days, if not sooner. Pain medications are prescribed by the doctor to ensure you are relaxed and happy during your recovery. As a general guide, most patients return to work in 7-10 days.

Schedule a Consultation

With four convenient office suites to choose from in Beverly Hills, Palmdale, Upland and Valencia, clients seeking rejuvenation can find the perfect location to suit their busy lifestyle. During your consultation, Dr. Lahijani will examine you, take down your medical history, review before and after photos, and create a personalized treatment plan customized to your body. If you are looking for a full body contouring makeover, the doctor can also give you information about additional procedures at this time, as one major benefit of combining treatments is less overall downtime for the patient.

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