Fat grafting is a lesser known cosmetic surgery that is used for people who want to plump up a certain area of their bodies using their own fat. It is most often used to add fullness to areas of the face or hands and is sometimes used in place of traditional buttocks implants. Today, it is increasingly used following breast lumpectomies or mastectomies as a way to restore former shape. Fat grafting is seen as a very safe alternative to traditional breast augmentation because it uses the individual’s own fat cells, which will not be rejected by the body.
What to Expect from Laguna Beach Fat Grafting?
Laguna Beach Fat Grafting can be done through our OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in Newport Beach, California, Our clinique, which serves all the communities of Orange County, provides a variety of cosmetic procedures that aim to help individuals achieve the level of natural beauty that they deserve. We will walk through the fat grafting process with our patients each step of the way.
Our surgeon, Dr. Tavoussi, has over 20 years of experience helping patients of all walks of life and ethnicities. He can help people of Western, Middle Eastern, African-American, Hispanic or Asian heritage achieve a beautiful look while honoring native cultures. Laguna Beach residents who are considering fat grafting can request a consultation with Dr. Tavoussi.
At the initial appointment, the doctor will discuss the procedure itself as well as what patients can expect after the surgery. He can show them a simulated picture of how they will look following the procedure using state-of-the-art digital computer technology in Laguna Beach. He will also go over pre-operative instructions, such as what medications to take, when to stop eating and drinking and when to stop smoking. Quitting smoking at least four weeks before surgery is important because this will help the healing process.
Laguna Beach Fat Grafting Short Recovery Time
We perform our procedures at the Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center located north of our Newport Beach facility. The Surgery Center is the ideal location for same-day fat grafting. Small cases can be done with only local anesthetic. However, larger cases requiring liposuction may be done under general anesthesia with the assistance of the Center’s experienced anesthetists. Patients will be given a chance to recover for an hour or two before being sent home to rest. Laguna Beach Fat Grafting is a fairly simple procedure with very little downtime before individuals can be up and around and return to work.