Lines, wrinkles and sagging skin are almost inevitable as you start the process of aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept this new appearance as your own. Dr. Kevin Sadati offers Orange County patients a variety of different cosmetic procedure options, all of which are designed to improve a person’s appearance and reduce the impact of aging on the face. Two options that many Newport Beach patients might consider, include the fat grafting procedure and the liquid facelift procedure. Each procedure uses different techniques and processes to achieve the same goal, so it’s up to the patient to decide which option is best for them.
Fat GraftingThe fat grafting operation is a unique cosmetic surgery choice that involves removing fat from an unwanted area of the body, and injecting it into the face in order to fill out the facial features, reduce wrinkles and eliminate lines. Many patients find that this operation is a good choice for them, because it uses their own natural fatty tissues in order to improve the appearance of their face.
At the same time, unwanted fat is removed from another portion of the body. However, the fat grafting operation is a major surgical procedure that requires a short period of recovery after the fact. It is an expensive option, so patients will need to consider their financial situation before making a final decision. The fat grafting procedure will provide patients with results that last anywhere from 8-10 years.
Dermal Filler InjectionsDermal filler injections are used during the non-surgical facelift procedure, which also is known as the liquid facelift. This short procedure consists of the use of dermal fillers, which are injected into a person’s face. These fillers will help to create a lush, full appearance in the cheeks and eliminate lines and wrinkles.
The liquid facelift is a quick procedure that can be performed in about an hour. Patients will not have to rest and recover after the fact, and can quickly resume their normal daily lives. However, dermal filler injections will not provide the patient with long-lasting results. Most patients return to Dr. Kevin Sadati every 6-9 months in order to keep up their new look.
Patients need to evaluate their ultimate goals for the procedure, and decide what type of cosmetic enhancement experience they want to have before deciding between fat grafting or injections for their face. The fat grafting procedure will produce long-lasting results, but patients have to undergo a major operation in order to achieve those results. The liquid facelift will provide instant results without the recovery of a surgery, but those results will only last for several months. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Dr. Kevin Sadati simply wants all of his patients to take the time to consider their options, educate themselves on the process and make sure the choice is right for them. For more information on the fat grafting procedure or the non-surgical facelift, set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati today.