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How To Overcome An Aging Face With Fat Transfer

Getting older can be very difficult for some of us, especially when the effects of age are so easily noticeable on our skin and face. A main contributor to an aging face is the loss of fat that occurs over time. Think of it this way: When a balloon is full of air, it looks plump and healthy. However, when you let the air out of the balloon, it tends to sag with wrinkles and folds. As we age, the same thing can happen to our face. However, Dr. Taban, oculoplastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara, has extensive knowledge in assisting his clients overcome the aging process with fat transfer.

Fat Transfer: What Is It?

Undergoing a fat transfer involves the use of your own fat (from the thigh or belly) to restore volume and fullness back to your face, resulting in a more youthful appearance. This procedure is permanent and boasts an incredible advantage as opposed to the repeated use of synthetic fillers. Because the fat that is used in the surgical process is taken directly from the patient, there is no fear of infection or rejection, allowing for a smooth treatment with little room for error.

Fat Transfer Procedure

When you sit down with Dr. Taban for your initial consultation, he will answer your every question and address any concerns that you might have. Fat transfer is performed under local anesthesia and doesn’t require sedation, though patients can request it. Fat transfer procedures begin with the doctor harvesting a patients’ fat cells from an area where they don’t need them and moving them to an area where they wish to inject them.  Your oculoplastic surgeon will discuss which areas are best for injection to achieve your desired results well before you undergo surgery.  Often times, fat transfers are made to the following areas, giving patients a more youthful look:

· Temples

· Tear Troughs

· Brows

· Cheeks

· Lips

· Nasolabial Folds

Fat Transfer Recovery Time & Post Procedure Care

Because undergoing a fat transfer is minimally invasive, there is virtually no down time following your procedure. Typical of most patients, you can expect bruising and swelling during the first ten days post surgery, diminishing over the following weeks. It’s important to remember that not all fat cells will survive, which means that you may need additional injections over the next few months. Because Dr. Taban is an oculoplastic surgeon with an extreme knowledge of the eyes and orbit, patients need not worry about lumps or bumps forming after their procedure, although should they occur, they will disappear or can be smoothed out with time.

Contact Dr. Taban

If you’d like to learn more about undergoing minimally invasive fat transfer surgery to help rejuvenate your face naturally, contact Dr. Taban to schedule an initial consultation and to speak with him about all of your options. It is always the goal of Dr. Taban to exceed his clients’ expectations with excellent service and care. Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is a board certified oculoplastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara who has an immense knowledge of fat transfer surgery. Contact Dr. Taban today to book your initial meeting or visit him on the web to learn more