Our San Diego fat transfer procedure is also commonly known as Fat Injections and Fat Grafting. All three terms describe the same procedure, which involves removing living fat tissue from one part of the body and using it to treat another part of the body.
Why Does Facial Fat Transfer Work So Well?
Our facial fat transfer procedure works so well because it is the most natural replacement for facial fat loss. One of the oldest dictums in plastic surgery is "replace like with like." Since facial fat is lost over time, restoring that lost volume with your body’s own fat gives you the most natural rejuvenation results. Finally, the fat cells have an abundance of stem cells, which have been associated with long-term rejuvenation effects, such as skin clarity, improved skin tone, texture, and even reduction in pore size.
Where Is the Procedure Performed and What Type of Anesthesia Is Used?
At our practice, the majority of our fat grafting cases are performed comfortably in our office, using local anesthesia. This means you’ll be awake, though lightly sedated, and will not feel any discomfort or pain. Most of our patients prefer this as opposed to general anesthesia.
We can also perform this procedure under general anesthesia in an accredited and certified outpatient surgery center for those who prefer to be completely under or more heavily sedated. The choice is ultimately up to our patients.