Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer or fat injections, describes the procedure of transferring fat from areas with extra fat on the body to the areas that are lacking in volume.
Fat grafting can greatly improve the contours and balance of the face while restoring the fat volume that gives us a youthful look that we all lose with age. Fat injections may be more advantageous than choosing a filler commonly known as a “liquid face lift”.
To harvest the fat used in the transfer/grafting procedure, you would undergo liposuction preferably in the abdomen and love handles. Some providers use a manual fat cleaning/transfer process, but thankfully, Dr. Guanciale has the Adivive (Lipokit™).
The Adivive is an all-in-one FDA-approved medical device for collecting, filtering, and transferring a patient’s own fat for use in cosmetic plastic surgery. This is important and unique because unlike manual fat harvest and transfer techniques that most cosmetic and plastic surgeons are using today, the use of the Adivive technology allows for the fat to be filtered to its cellular components. The amount of fat that survives the fat transfer technique has traditionally been unpredictable and often discouraging, but concentrating the unwanted fat with Adivive may significantly improve fat survival thus, improving the cosmetic result following the procedure.
If you are looking for a natural way to regain your youthful appearance, consider Fat Transfer! If you are going to undergo a fat transfer procedure, choose the FDA approved technique to maximize your chances of an optimal result – choose the Adivive and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Jerry Guanciale!
*Image displayed is an actual patient of Dr. Guanciale’s who received fat transfer to the full face.