Fat transfer performed under local anesthesia

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A fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injections, is performed by removing unwanted fat from the patient's body. This is done utilizing liposuction and is usually performed on the patient's stomach, back, flanks, thighs and other common areas where stubborn fat is stored by the body. The patient's fat is then purified and used as an injectible filler to correct volume loss due to aging and/or weight loss. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) can be mixed with the patient's fat to increase its survival rate after the injection has been performed. This patient received fat grafting to correct volume loss due to aging, her biggest concern was under her eyes. She looked hollowed out, had tired eyes and was starting to form under eye bags. Dr. Kevin Sadati performed her procedure in less than one hour. Everything was performed in office under local anesthesia and twilight sedation, no general anesthesia was needed to create a comfortable experience for the patient. Recovery went smoothly with swelling lasting about a week after surgery.

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