Restore youthful volume to your face and body
Transferring fat to areas of the face and body is not a commonly known cosmetic procedure but it is an effective treatment to restore lost volume to the face, hands and parts of the body using your own fat. At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, located in Indianapolis, we offer a number of treatment options, including the well-known use of advanced dermal fillers to temporarily restore volume to these fat deficient areas of the face and hands.
Dr. Greg Chernoff, a triple-board certified plastic surgeon, offers autologous fat transfer to help add volume and contour back to fat deficient areas of the face and body. Fat transfer is an excellent way to restore lost facial volume and help you “Look Your Natural Best!”
What Is An Autologous Fat Transfer?
As we age, our faces and bodies go through changes as a result of lost fat. Some of the impacted areas of the face and body include:
- Eyes and cheeks begin to sink in and appear concave
- Vertical lines around our mouth, commonly mistaken for ‘smoker’s lines’
- Hands start looking bony
- Veins and tendons on the hand are more apparent
- Buttocks begins to flatten
All of these changes are a result of lost fat. Autologous fat transfer is a method of facial volumizing and body contouring that involves the removal of excess fat from one part of the body, filtering the fat, and then injecting it into areas that are deficient.
Fat transfer is autologous because it’s your own fat which is rich with stem cells, making it an ideal method to plump the face and add volume to areas of the body. Autologous fat transfer is safe, natural, and non-allergenic.
Are You Candidate For A Fat Transfer?
Patients seeking augmentation procedures in their body and face are possible candidates for fat transfer. Patients are happy to know that it is possible to sculpt an area of excess fat, and through a fat transfer process, Dr. Chernoff can meticulously inject your fatty tissue into areas where aging has caused fatty deposits to deteriorate.
The most common areas for fat injections/fat sculpture are in the brow area, or under the eyes to fill in a gaunt or sunken in look. Other areas include marionette lines or nasolabial folds.
How Is A Fat Transfer Performed?
The first step is to harvest the excess fat from the designated targeted area of the patient’s body. Autologous fat transfer is performed with Ultrasound Assisted Tumescent Liposuction or non-surgical needle suction aspiration to harvest the fat. The harvested fat is then purified and optimized for transfer. Once purified, the fat is injected into the area deficient of volume or fatty tissue. The re-inserted fat is then formed and sculpted to achieve the desired shape.
Unlike synthetic fillers, fat transfer is permanent. The transplanted fat cells will develop their blood supply and will remain in their new location.
Preparing for Surgery
Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a surgical procedure.
The potential side effects include minor swelling or bruising at the treatment site directly following treatment. These side effects typically resolve on their own and should subside within a few days of the treatment.
Dr. Chernoff has performed thousands of fat transfers with excellent results in Indianapolis, IN.
Why Select Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery Center of Excellence?
Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon.
If you are considering facial cosmetic surgery, then you want to find the best facial plastic surgeon. Finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great natural-looking results that you are happy with or less than optimal results.
At Dr. Chernoff’s Cosmetic Surgery Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that Dr. Greg Chernoff has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. He is certified by The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your delicate facial surgical enhancement procedures to Dr. Chernoff. He has performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding communities and states for over 30 years.
You only have one face. Be sure to select the most experienced facial plastic surgeon for your facial enhancement procedure so you can look “Your Natural Best!”
Select the Best for Natural
If you desire a Center of Excellence for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, look no further than Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board-certified physician who is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. Our commitment to you is to provide outstanding patient care and optimal results.