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Fat Grafting Portland

What is fat grafting?

Fat Grafting vs Harvesting

Fat grafting or autologous fat transfer is not a new concept in medicine. It has been continuously performed for various needs for well over a century. Only in recent years, it has become highly popular for aesthetic procedures as well. Through advanced harvesting techniques and refining of mature adipocyte tissue, or fat cells, doctors can successfully transfer fat from one part of the patient’s body to another.

The fat can be transplanted in various areas of the face, to increase volume, fill up deep wrinkles and give lips a more youthful appearance.  The benefit of fat transfer is that it can be more economical than dermal filler and has a beautifully smooth, natural appearance. Since filling up is the main benefit of this treatment in Oregon, we call it BeautiFill.

How does fat grafting work?

Fat Grafting vs Harvesting

The most important step is retrieving fat that has a high vitality rate. It is important to understand that standard liposuction technologies — mostly mechanical devices — retrieve a mixture of blood, serum, and oil (liquid fat), along the pure, injection-quality fat.

When using older and less advanced liposuction methods, correct refinement procedures must be used in the process in order to improve the survival of the autologous fat tissue post-injection.

We use a specially designed canister that already filters the blood and other substances out during liposuction so the fat is immediately ready for transfer. Hence, our technology eliminates the need to refine the fat, yields a higher percentage of pure fat, and speeds up the procedure considerably for both patient and physician.

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What treatments use autologous fat grafting?

Fat Grafting vs Harvesting

Fat grafting can replace many procedures that use synthetic substances with a more natural approach. Using one’s own excess fat, it can be used as face filler to smooth out wrinkles, and enhance volume and contour features. This is a great alternative for plastic surgeons to use when a high volume of filler is needed for full-face correction.

When it comes to replacing volume in the face, using fat transfer is becoming standard for facial rejuvenation. Simple injection techniques allow plastic surgeons to precisely contour the shape of the face. This allows patients that seek aesthetic enhancement to achieve a more natural appearance.

  • Can replace the use of synthetic fillers, implants, etc with the patient’s own natural fat
  • Higher rates of fat vitality obtained than with other devices – for improved results
  • Utilizes laser liposuction which is safer and more gentle for the patient
  • A streamlined and expedited treatment process for both patient and physician

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How Much Does Fat Grafting Cost?

The cost for a Fat Grafting can be discussed with our Reviance Portland® staff at your initial consultation. Generally, your insurance will not cover the cost of Fat Grafting surgery. Financing options are available to help make the payment process more manageable

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To learn more about the Fat Grafting procedure or any other facial rejuvenation procedure we offer, contact Reviance Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center today to schedule your consultation in Oregon. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Chan is dedicated to providing our patients with the personalized care and results they are looking for.

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