Nano Fat Grafting in Santa Barbara CA – Sara Yegiyants Plastic Surgery
For years, surgeons have been using a patient’s body fat for Brazilian butt lift procedures and fat transfer breast augmentations. Fat transfer can add substantial shape and volume to an area without the use of implants.
While fat can be very useful for adding shape and body curves, when applied to the face in tiny amounts, it can revitalize your appearance as well. Nano fat grafting is a relatively new innovation. Beyond filling in creases, it can boost your body’s healing response, causing cellular regeneration and restoration. Because it uses your own tissue, there is no chance of your body rejecting the fat, and allergic reactions are unlikely.
Dr. Sara Yegiyants is one of the few plastic surgeons in the Santa Barbara area with experience and training in this advanced facial rejuvenation technique. Call our office at 805-682-1731 or leave a message via our website to ask your specific questions or schedule a nano fat grafting consultation.
How Does Nano Fat Grafting Work?
Like other fat grafting procedures, nano fat grafting is a two-part procedure. First, fat is extracted from the body. Dr. Yegiyants administers a local anesthetic before injecting a tiny needle into an area of the body with excess fat. Typical extraction sites for the procedure include the knees, abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Using this syringe, Dr. Yegiyants will extract a small quantity of fat. This extraction is performed carefully to ensure that the donor area retains natural-looking contours. With the nano fat grafting technique, only a small quantity of fat is needed, usually only 1-2 syringes full.
The extracted fat is purified and processed to create a special type of fat we call nano fat. Nano fat is heavily emulsified and filtered fat that has been broken down into small, microscopic fat particles.
Since it is heavily processed, it can be reinjected using a very fine needle. Dr. Yegiyants carefully administers the fat injections into specified areas of the face. The injections are placed intradermally, in between the layers of the skin.
Nano fat contains many of the regenerative compounds and growth factors found in platelet-rich plasma (PRP), while offering patients more extensive collagen and elastin regeneration.
Nano fat is useful for treating many common skin complaints including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin discoloration
- Thinning, aging skin
Is Nano Fat Grafting the Right Choice for Me?
Nano fat grafting works well for those who are starting to notice the subtle signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. It is an effective technique for skin rejuvenation. At our practice, nano fat grafting can be performed on its own or paired with other procedures like laser rejuvenation or facelift surgery.
Your Nano Fat Grafting Consultation with Dr. Sara Yegiyants
At your consultation, Dr. Yegiyants will review your cosmetic goals, medical records, and previous treatments to find out if nano fat grafting is appropriate for your situation. She will answer any questions you have about preparing for, undergoing, or recovering from the procedure. In most cases, downtime following a nano fat grafting procedure is minimal.
Who knew that fat could look so good? Learn more about a nano fat grafting procedure with Dr. Sara Yegiyants. Call our office at 805-682-1731 or use our short contact form.