What can I expect during the fat transfer procedure?
The fat from the donor area is removed with a gentle, atraumatic liposuction technique. The fat is then gently spun down to separate the fat cells from contaminates and oils. To enhance fat cell survival, Dr. Zemplenyi may add platelet rich plasma (PRP) prepared from the patient’s own blood, to the gathered fat cells. PRP contains many growth factors that help in healing and may increase the longevity of injected fat cells. The fat cells or combination of PRP and fat cells are then injected into the recipient area to augment the volume deficit. The length of the procedure depends on the extent of donor and recipient areas.