Fat Transfer

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Beverly Hills, Encino, Pomona, Apple Valley & Nearby Greater Los Angeles, CA

Enhance Your Natural Beauty with a Fat Transfer

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, is a procedure that transfers excess fat from areas such as the outer thighs and injects it into areas where you may lack volume, such as your hands, face, breasts, or buttocks. Fat transfers work well in treating sunken cheeks, facial lines, acne scars, and the other effects of aging.

An advantage of fat grafts is since they are taken from the patient’s own body, it is less likely that the implants will be rejected. To learn more about fat transfer, call Dr. Michael Omidi in the Beverly Hills area at 310-281-0155.

diagram of treatable areas with fat transfer

Am I a Candidate for Fat Transfer?

Patients who may be looking to create proportion in their face/body or in reconstructive surgery may find this procedure helpful.

"Awesome results! Dr. Michael Omidi and his staff are very nice and professional. The surgery took 4 lbs. and 2 liters of fat off my abs and flanks. My stomach is now flat. I am very happy with the results. The entire procedure went well and made a big difference. Thanks to Dr. Omidi I feel and look a lot healthier."

What Does the Fat Transfer Procedure Involve?

Both the donor site (area from which fat is taken) and the recipient site (area to be treated) are anesthetized. Optimal donor sites have a thick layer of fat, such as the lower stomach, thigh or buttocks. Fat cells are removed, purified, and then carefully re-injected into the recipient site. The process is repeated until the desired amount of fat has been transferred and the defect corrected. A pressure bandage is applied to the donor site and sometimes to the recipient site to prevent blood clots and swelling.

It usually requires three fresh fat transfers for full correction. However, all the fat that is taken from the donor site is labeled and frozen and can be used for your additional treatments.

What Is the Length of This Procedure?

Fat transfers generally take no more than 30 minutes to an hour.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

On average, about 3 fat transfer/fat injection treatments are required for a favorable result.

How long will results last?

The results are long lasting, usually for many years.