fat transfer

The Newport Beach Cosmetic Surgeon

Discover the natural path to volumizing and rejuvenating your appearance with Fat Transfer, an innovative procedure skillfully conducted by Dr. Thomas Barnes in Newport Beach. This cutting-edge technique, ideal for those seeking a more youthful look without synthetic fillers, harnesses your body’s own fat to enhance facial fullness, sculpt body contours, or rejuvenate hands. Dr. Barnes, a renowned figure in cosmetic surgery within Orange County, leverages his extensive experience to tailor each fat transfer process, ensuring results that not only look natural but also last. Embrace the art of using your body’s resources to amplify your beauty. Begin your journey towards a refreshed, harmoniously balanced appearance by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Barnes today, and unlock the potential of fat transfer to transform your aesthetic vision into reality

What is a Fat Transfer?

A fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or autologous fat transplantation, is a cosmetic procedure that involves harvesting fat from one part of the body and injecting it into another area to enhance volume, shape, and contour. It’s commonly used for facial rejuvenation, buttock augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift), and correcting uneven body contours.

How Does Fat Transfer Work?

The process begins with liposuction to extract fat from a donor site where excess fat is available, such as the abdomen, thighs, or flanks. The fat is then purified and prepared before being carefully injected into the target area. This method not only adds volume but also promotes a more natural look and feel.

Are You a Candidate for Fat Transfer?

Ideal candidates for fat transfer are those looking for a natural alternative to synthetic fillers or implants. Candidates should have sufficient donor fat and realistic expectations about the outcomes. Good overall health and non-smoking status are also important for optimal healing.

Benefits of Fat Transfer

The benefits of fat transfer include a more natural aesthetic result, reduced risk of allergic reactions (since it uses your own body fat), and the dual advantage of removing fat from unwanted areas. Additionally, fat transfer can provide long-lasting results, improve skin texture, and rejuvenate the treated areas.

Schedule a Consultation

Take the next step towards a radiant you. Book your consultation with Dr. Barnes in Newport Beach now.

How We Prepare You for Your Fat Transfer Procedure

We’ll guide you through every step of preparation to ensure your procedure is as effective and comfortable as possible. This includes advice on medications to avoid, dietary recommendations, and what to expect on the day of your surgery.

Our Approach to the Fat Transfer Procedure

Our procedure involves several key steps, from the gentle extraction of fat using liposuction to its careful purification and re-injection. We pride ourselves on our meticulous technique to ensure optimal results.

Recovery and Aftercare

Post-procedure care is vital for your recovery and the success of your fat transfer. We’ll provide detailed aftercare instructions, support you through your recovery period, and schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress.

Ensuring the Longevity of Your Results

We’ll share tips and guidance on maintaining the results of your fat transfer, including lifestyle adjustments and any potential need for follow-up treatments to preserve your rejuvenated appearance.

Choosing Us for Your Fat Transfer

Our team, led by Dr. Thomas Barnes, brings expertise, compassion, and a personalized approach to every procedure. We’re committed to ensuring you feel informed, comfortable, and excited about your transformation.

Fat Transfer Cosmetic Surgery Facts

Procedure: Transfer of fat from areas with excess fat to areas needing volume enhancement.
Length: 1-3 hours (varies based on areas treated)
Anesthesia: Dr. Barnes performs all of his procedures safely & comfortably under awake local anesthesia, with oral sedation, and with the added comfort of ProNox (laughing gas) available. Twilight or general anesthesia can be arranged in our accredited surgery center for an additional cost.
Average Cost: $3,500-$9,500
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Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising, and soreness at both the donor and recipient sites.
Risks: Risks include infection, asymmetry, over or under correction of treated areas, and fat reabsorption.
Recovery: Return to work: 1-2 weeks. Full physical activities: 4-6 weeks. Swelling resolves: several months.
Results: Can be long-lasting, though some fat may be reabsorbed by the body.