Fat Transfer and Injections in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA

At Keller Plastic Surgery, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller and his team of specialists provide a variety of advanced cosmetic treatments such as fat transfer injections to residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and nearby communities in Southern California.

What is the goal of Fat Transfer injections?

Fat transfer, sometimes called “fat grafting,” refers to a treatment known medically as autologous fat transplantation or micro-lipoinjection, a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that harvests fat from one area of the body and transfers it to another by means of lipoinjection. This procedure is used to add volume and fullness to certain areas of the face, while extracting excess fat from other areas, such as the tummy, back, or thighs.

What are the advantages of Fat Transfer over other procedures?

The fat transfer procedure uses your own tissue to add volume to areas of your face. Fat transfer is also performed using no conspicuous incisions, so there is virtually no scarring.  Fat transfer is a less invasive procedure than plastic surgery, requiring a shorter recovery period.

Who is the ideal candidate for a Fat Transfer?

The fat transfer procedure is suitable for almost any healthy adult in good general health that has enough body fat to provide fat cells for harvesting.

What happens during the Fat Transfer procedure?

The fat transfer procedure requires a three-step process:

  • Step 1:  Fat cells are extracted from the harvest site using liposuction, in which a cannula is inserted into the harvest site and suctions out clumps of fat cells.

 

  • Step 2:  Harvested fat cells are processed into a liquid and prepared for injection.

 

  • Step 3:  Liquefied, harvested fat cells are delivered to the target area by means of lipo-injections.

How many Fat Transfer treatments will I need?

Many patients require only one session.  Occasionally, a person’s body may absorb some of the transplanted fat cells, and when this happens, one or more additional fat transfer treatments may be required in order to achieve and maintain optimal results.

What types of results does Fat Transfer produce?

While you will see immediate improvement upon the completion of your treatment, the final results of your fat transfer procedure will be fully appreciable after a few weeks, once the swelling has subsided. Results from a fat transfer procedure look and feel extremely natural, and in most cases, these results are considered permanent; however, weight gain or loss in the future may affect your results over time, and some patients opt to undergo follow-up treatments after a few years.

Is there an extensive recovery process after Fat Transfer?

Immediately upon completion of the procedure, you may experience some tenderness and soreness.  Compression garments may be applied to the treatment area to support delicate tissue and accelerate the healing process.  You will need to come in every few weeks for follow-up visits in order for our team to monitor your progress. Typically, minor swelling and bruising following the procedure will subside within a few days, and any discomfort may be relieved with medication. Most patients can resume non-strenuous physical activities after two to three days.

At Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, fat transfer treatments using your own body fat are available for Southern California residents in and around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. Contact one of our offices today to set up your complimentary consultation!

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"Dr. Keller and amazing staff, Words cannot express my deepest gratitude for your generosity and selfless acts of service in my behalf. Dr. Keller I am so thankful for your masterful gift and am forever indebted to you. Thank you for offering your time and expertise to "turn back the hands of time."" K
"Dr’s Keller and Punthakee, Without your kind gift to me this would have never been a possibility for me. I look great and am heeling, Want you to know your staff was great everyone!!! Will see you soon. Thank you. At just the right moment…at just the perfect time…just when I really needed to know there were still caring and big hearted people in this world, you came through so thankful for you. With Thanks and Blessings" K
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"To: Dr.Greg Keller my x-plastic surgeon: Because of you I am still pretty at age 80! Living in Maine and in the summer in Ft.Myers, FLA-Winters. My Stroke makes me write like this but I am healthy, drive and play 4 days of Tournament Bridge and have a cat and no husband, thought 7 was too many? Love and success to you. Keep sending me News Letters." ASH
"Dear Dr.Keller and Staff, Please enjoy this treat and thanks to you for the wonderful care, you extended & continue to extend to me the throughout this whole process. You were there to answer every question and guide me step by step. I really appreciate all of you and Nina you are the best!" Thanks again, friendly J.
"Facial treatments promise great results, but often don’t deliver, especially for sensitive, large pore skin like mine. The CO2 Omnifit procedure is the exception. Joanne, Dr. Keller’s RN, administers the basically painless treatment, which takes about 30 minutes. After a few days of reddened skin, my face is smooth, fresh, and dewy. Even my husband has noticed the appreciable difference!" ...
"From the first day I walked into the Rejuvalase Medical Spa. I noticed the fresh flowers in the waiting room, a friendly smile and greeting upon arrival. Dr Keller took his time and addressed all of my questions and fears of which I had many. It’s nice not to feel rushed or unimportant by having a Dr who’s constantly looking at their watch. I know we have all had at least one of them! I assure you Dr Keller and Joanne Benda the registered nurse is all about their patients.…" ...
"Dear Dr.Keller, Nina and Ruthie, Without your kind gift to me this would have never been a possibility for me. I look great and am heeling, Want you to know your staff was great everyone!!! Will see you soon. Thank you. At just the right moment at just the perfect time just when I really needed to know there were still caring and big hearted people in this world, you came through so thankful for you. With Thanks and Blessings." K

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Plastic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara
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221 West Pueblo St., Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Beverly Hills
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Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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