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Fat Transfer and Injections in Santa Barbara, CA

Anyone wanting to diminish fine lines and wrinkles without injecting foreign substances into their bodies has an alternative treatment. Fat transfer and injection by Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, is offered to men and women living in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities, who want a younger looking appearance.

What is Fat Transfer and Injection?

Fat transfer and injection is a way to get the benefits of two treatments during one procedure. Using fat grafting from areas of the body via liposuction, fine lines, wrinkles and even deeper creases and folds, can be filled in to reveal a smoother complexion. Not only is fat grafting used to treat skin imperfections, it is also used when performing butt lifts and breast augmentation.

Why Choose Fat Transfer and Injection?

Fat transfer and injection offers the opportunity to use the body’s own material to restore a youthful complexion while, at the same time, eliminate excess pockets of fat from other areas of the body. Not only do patients look younger, they get a more sculpted physique.

Who is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer and Injection?

Anyone who wants to correct skin imperfections, including fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and other issues, without the risk of an adverse reaction to the filler, is a good candidate for fat transfer and injection. The procedure offers a bonus for anyone with excess pockets of fat from which the filler is taken – usually from the buttocks, thighs, back and abdomen. Candidates must have an adequate amount of excess fat to use for this procedure.

How is Fat Grafting and Injection Performed?

Fat transfer and injection is a two-step procedure that first involves fat grafting through liposuction. The amount of fat grafting done depends on the number of areas to treat and the extent of the skin imperfections. Following the extraction of the fat, it is prepared for injection into the targeted areas to add volume and smooth the skin. Dr. Yegiyants uses a very fine gauge needle to inject just the right amount of fat to create a natural, smooth complexion.

How is the Recovery from Fat Transfer and Injection?

Much of the recovery is related to the liposuction procedure. This takes a few weeks to allow the body to heal. Even though most patients return to activities within a few days, it takes a few weeks for the body to fully recover. As for the injection portion of the procedure, there may be some slight redness at the injection sites but that goes away within a day or two.

When Will I See the Results from Fat Grafting and Injection?

The results are twofold as the areas treated with fat injection show some immediate results that improve over time; however, the results from liposuction take a few weeks to fully reveal themselves. Once the swelling and bruising vanish, a more contoured area is visible. The results from fat transfer and injection are amazing and create a new, positive self-image.

How Much Does Fat Transfer and Injection Cost in Santa Barbara?

The cost of fat transfer and injection is different with each patient based on the areas to be treated, how much fat must be excised and how many injections are required. During the consultation, Dr. Yegiyants discusses the cost along with payment options including financing through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®.

If you live in or around Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, or Ventura, CA, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to address your cosmetic surgery needs, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to set up your consultation.