With the advent of the Brazilian Butt Lift, which consists of using liposuction to remove fat from one part of the body and then injecting it for increased volume to the buttocks, harvesting the body's own fat and then reinjecting it elsewhere as a filler is a practice that has been exploding in popularity in recent years – and the face is no exception. As it loses volume over the years due to the ravages of time, autologous fat (fat taken from the same individual) can be the perfect natural filler to gently restore lost volume. Contact Dr. Sheena Kong at her med spa in SF and see if her Bay Area fat transfer procedure is right for you. Dr. Kong has actually transcended the typical fat transfer process and enhanced it with science! She uses the regenerative power of platelet-rich plasma cells to fat transfer sites as well. Learn more about how PRP in Bay Area patients is used in the fat transfer process.
Facial Volume Loss
Collagen is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that gives it its structure, firmness, and form. As we get older, the amount of collagen present in our skin decreases every year, causing the skin to sag and droop, losing its form. This is only heightened by the effects of gravity pulling the skin downward and, the loss of natural fat in the skin structure, which leaves the skin looking droopy and saggy, rather than firm and youthful.
As we lose facial volume, our faces begin to appear old and tired, and we may appear to be constantly sad or upset. Restoring lost volume to the face has long been a goal of cosmetic practitioners seeking to help their patients look as young as they feel inside.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Even during a perfectly executed fat transfer in San Francisco, a certain amount of fat is lost in the transfer process, as some cells naturally die. Particularly in patients who have an overall thin physique and therefore limited stores of accessible fat, optimizing the amount of fat that is kept viable is a critical point. Injecting platelet rich plasma (PRP) to the site of the fat transfer has been associated with significantly higher rates of fat cell survival, and can maximize the benefits and efficacy of a fat transfer procedure. The plasma is taken from the patient's body and can generally be harvested at the same time as the fat in a relatively simple, painless procedure.