In addition to synthetic injectable fillers, Dr. Kailash Narasimhan offers fat transfer in St. Petersburg for Clearwater and Tampa Bay area patients who want to fill in wrinkles, hollows, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. He also uses fat transfer to restore youthful volume to faces of older patients undergoing facial rejuvenation surgery, such as a facelift. Fat transfer has the benefit of using your own tissue, meaning that no allergy tests are needed and you should not experience any adverse reactions following the procedure.
Why Choose Dr. Narasimhan
Dr. Narasimhan is an excellent choice for your cosmetic procedure for many reasons, including:
- Double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology
- Highly trained in procedures of face, breast, and body
- Passion for cosmetic procedures and patient care
- Compassionate care and attention to detail
The Benefits of Fat Transfer
This procedure is an ideal treatment to plump deeper layers of tissue. It is also a good choice when larger-volume facial filling is required that exceeds the limitations of synthetic injectable fillers. Though over half of the fat is reabsorbed within 6 to 12 months for most patients, a certain portion of the fat cells will remain indefinitely. Repeat treatments can provide additional enhancement.
The fat transfer procedure can be used to:
- Reduce wrinkles and lines such as nasolabial folds
- Plump the hollow appearance of cheeks or the area around the eyes
- Provide definition in the chin
- Correct facial deformities
Another benefit of fat transfer is that the patient's own tissue is used, which can alleviate concerns about introducing a foreign substance to the body.
How Fat Transfer Works
To begin the procedure, Dr. Narasimhan removes some of the patient's own fat tissue from a donor area such as the abdomen or upper portion of the hip via liposuction. Alternatively, he can use some of the excess fat removed during a cosmetic surgery procedure like breast reduction or a tummy tuck. He purifies these fat cells before re‐injecting them into the treatment area. Small amounts of fat can be collected and transferred using only local anesthesia at both the donor and treatment sites, while general anesthesia may be needed if larger volumes of fat are being removed. Some swelling and bruising will likely occur for a few days after treatment, and any discomfort is easily controlled with medication.