Fat Transfer in San Francisco Bay Area, CA
As we age, our bodies naturally develop creases, wrinkles, and depressions that can cause us to look tired or haggard. Stress, genetics, and even gravity can contribute to these issues. Fat transfer can help alleviate this tired, worn look and give you a more youthful, vibrant appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock performs fat transfers for San Francisco Bay Area residents.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.
Is a Fat Transfer Right for Me?*
A fat transfer may be the ideal procedure for you if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You are tired of looking exhausted, haggard, or stressed.
- You want to improve the shapeliness, volume, or smoothness of your face.
- You want to enjoy a more youthful appearance while removing fat from problem areas.
Benefits of a Fat Transfer*
If you use synthetic dermal fillers to resolve wrinkles and lines, you run the risk of an allergic reaction. With fat transfers, you’re using your body’s own fat as a dermal filler, so there’s no chance of an allergic reaction.
What’s more, dermal fillers break down in the body quickly and must be repeated every few weeks. Body fat transfers usually last much longer. Clinical studies have found 80 percent of transferred fat remains in the body three months following the procedure.
And fat transfers are more cost effective since there’s no synthetic filler to purchase. You pay only for the service, not a product.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your plastic surgery procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your surgery.
What Is a Fat Transfer?
Facial wrinkles and depressions are inevitable as you age. Exposure to the elements as well as smiling, frowning, and squinting lead to laugh lines, crow’s feet and other wrinkles on your face. As elastin and collagen fibers break down, your appearance can begin to look haggard and tired.
Dr. Aycock can turn back the hands of time using your body’s own natural resource – fat. Noninvasive fat transfers, or micro-lipoinjection, will add volume to your skin, giving you a more rested, youthful appearance. Fat transfers can also improve the look of facial scars resulting from surgery or trauma.
How Is a Fat Transfer Performed?
Dr. Aycock will harvest fat from your hips, thighs, or abdomen using liposuction. A centrifuge will purify the fat, removing blood and other non-fat components. Then the concentrated fat will be injected into the areas of your face targeted for treatment.
You will have very little downtime following the fat transfer. The injections take only a few minutes, so you’ll be able to return to your daily activities quickly.
Preparing for a Fat Transfer
You may be asked to have lab testing or a medical evaluation done to rule out any external issues that may interfere with your surgery. You may also be asked to start, discontinue, or adjust your current medication schedule. You’ll recover more quickly if you stop smoking, and you should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, or any herbal supplements as these can increase bleeding.
Fat Transfer Recovery*
Recovery from a fat transfer is minimal and you may be able to resume your daily activities quickly. The injection process itself only takes a few minutes and the results are longer lasting than more traditional synthetic dermal fillers. Clinical studies have shown that at least 80% of the fat remains in place after the transfer injection.
How Much Does a Fat Transfer Cost?
The cost of a fat transfer in San Francisco varies depending on the extent of surgery and size of the treatment area. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending®; to help cover the cost of your surgery, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office. In addition, because you aren’t paying for the synthetic dermal fillers and only the transfer service, you may find that a fat transfer is a smart choice to improve your appearance on a budget.
Additional Facial Surgery Options
- Brow Lift
- Cheek Implants
- Chin Implant
- Ear Surgery
- Eyelid Surgery
- Mid Facelift
- Neck Lift
A fat transfer is a simple, non-invasive surgery that can give you smoother, plumper skin while helping restore and fill out your face’s natural elasticity. Contact Dr. Aycock’s office today to schedule your complimentary fat transfer consultation and discover how to restore your natural beauty in just minutes!
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.