About this Treatment
Our fat transfer in Toledo, Ohio also helps skin and tissue damaged from scarring, injury, or radiation to rejuvenate, repair, or restore the skin and tissue to a healthier state or improve contour.
Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injections, is a minimally invasive aesthetic surgical procedure to harvest living fat cells from an area of excess, process and purify the fat cell grafts, and then inject them into areas deficient in volume due to aging, congenital factors, or trauma.
What It Is
Our fat transfer in Toledo treats common problems such as loss of tissue volume, laxity, and loss of support, and thinning or atrophy, and loss of elasticity of the skin. This volume loss is commonly seen with aging or in the face, buttocks and breasts and is a frustrating concern for many patients. In addition, scientific research has revealed that the subcutaneous fat contains other special precursor cells or stem cells and powerful growth factors at have the unique ability to replace aged or damaged cells and help rejuvenate youthful tissue function and skin health. Combining the natural volume replacement benefits of a patient’s own living fat cell grafts along with the bioregenerative potential of natural growth factors such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and other signaling peptides is a growing and exciting new option in aesthetic medicine.
What It Treats
Common signs of aging such as deflated and volume deficient areas of the face particularly the cheeks, lips, under eye tissue, temporal hollows, and jawline
Thinning of facial tissues resulting from sun exposure or aging
Deficient volume and body contour disproportion commonly experienced in the buttocks and breasts with aging, weight loss or congenitally
Tissue damage from radiation, such as in breast cancer treatment, or after trauma or previous surgery
Facial acne scarring
- 1.5 - 2.5 hours
- 2.5 - 3.5 weeks
- Long-Lasting Volume Can provide natural balance and long-lasting volume which contributes to a more youthful appearance and proportion in the face, buttocks, and breasts.
- Wide-Ranging Solutions Our fat transfer in Toledo can help rejuvenate thinning, loss of elasticity and atrophy in the skin and underlying issues caused by sun exposure and aging.
- Easily Paired When combined with appropriate aesthetic procedures such as face-lifts, skin peels, lasers and liposuction, fat transfer contributes to a more balanced and natural appearing overall treatment result and more youthful skin quality.
- No Scars Fat transfers can be placed by injection and small blunt cannulas in any treatment area without incisions or related scars.
- Improvement in Acne Scars Fat transfers be combined with needle scar release (‘subcision’) to improve the appearance of acne and other surface scars.
How Fat Transfer Works
As with all aesthetic surgical procedures with Dr. Frank Barone at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, involves complete evaluation, examination, discussion of goals and creation of a personalized and comprehensive rejuvenative plan. Pre-operative skin care and education are also essential for preparation and safe, optimal results. We review itemized costs and recovery time planning as well as related planned procedures with the fat grafting.
Depending on related procedures and the extent of fat harvest, contouring and placement, fat grafting and processing is either done in the office procedure facility or in an accredited outpatient surgery center under either a light general or intravenous anesthetic administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist and experienced licensed nursing staff.
After local, intravenous, or general anesthesia, the fatty tissue excess in selected donor sites is infiltrated with an anesthetic solution to reduce bleeding and discomfort through a small half inch incision hidden in a skin crease. Fat is harvested with a special ultrasonic or syringe technique to preserve fat cell viability. Contouring of the donor site is also done in most cases. The harvested fat cells are then processed and purified and then mixed with growth factors such as PRP (platelet rich plasma) to improve viability and take. The fat cell/growth factor mixture is then carefully injected into specific areas of treatment. After completion of related ancillary procedures, incisions are closed, and compression dressings applied.
The amount of swelling and bruising as well as recovery will depend on the extent of the liposuction and fat harvest, as well as the degree of fat injection placement, and other related combination aesthetic procedures. The EVOLV Plastic Surgery pre and post-operative therapeutic system involves clinically proven supplements, lymphatic drainage and massage, LED biophotomodulation, a customized medical skin care plan and other services and products that are proven to reduce swelling, bruising and downtime, and speed recovery. Because a portion of the grafted fat cells will not survive, and the tissue rejuvenation benefits are gradual, it will take time to allow swelling to resolve and to fully appreciate your result.
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What Our Patients Are Saying
I can’t brag enough about this doctor and staff, they make you feel like family the moment you walk in the door. They take time to explain everything step by step as needed to you, they don’t rush you, let’s just some it up THEY CARE I will be back for many more things to come… Thank You
Dr. Barone is awesome. He did a wonderful job with my surgery. I had a breast lift, vaserlipo, and fat transfer into my breasts. The results are amazing, and he and his staff have been a joy and so much fun to work with! I highly recommended!
I could not be happier about my experience with Dr. Barone and his amazing team. I had Vaser Lipo + fat grafting to butt + J-Plasma skin tightening. I love my results. Fuller, rounder, and more natural looking booty. His quality was well worth the extra cost, as was having the state-of-the-art operating facility & general anesthetic for comfort & safety. I could not feel better about my results, or the attentiveness & professionalism of him and his staff. Thank you Evolv team!
I have had nothing but exceptional results from eVolv Plastic Surgery. Best team of professionals out there for all your cosmetic needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural appearing results with Fat Transfer.
Patient safety and natural appearing results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board-certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering Fat Transfer at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre- and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.