Fat Grafting Specialist

Kevin Kevorkian, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

When you need parts of your face filled out, you don’t have to rely on facial fillers that contain synthetic ingredients. Fat grafting makes it possible to use your body’s fat to fill in these areas for a more youthful appearance. Kevin F. Kevorkian, MD provides fat grafting for patients in Beverly Hills, California who want younger-looking skin.

Fat Grafting Q & A

What is fat grafting used for?

You can have fat grafting done to make your lips appear plumper if they’re starting to thin with age. Fat grafting can also fill in laugh lines and other fine lines and wrinkles that appear with age. You can have fat grafted in these parts as an alternative to getting dermal fillers.

What can I expect from fat grafting?

Dr. Kevorkian removes fat cells for grafting gently, then prepares these cells for injections. Once the injections are ready, he administers them in the targeted areas. The injected fat cells then grow and thrive as long as they receive a steady supply of blood.

Where is fat taken from?

When you have fat grafted, Dr. Kevorkian removes excess fat from certain parts of your body to use them elsewhere. Fat for grafting is usually taken from areas that haven’t been affected by scar tissue and don’t have any fibrous tissue, which is harder to harvest. Fat is also typically removed from areas that are easy to remove excess amounts of fat from, such as the belly or hips.

How many treatment sessions do I need?

It depends on why you’re having fat grafting done and how much of a difference in appearance you’re looking for. For example, you’ll need more sessions to make your lips plumper if they’re skinny. Dr. Kevorkian lets you know how many sessions you can expect to need.

How long does fat grafting take?

It depends on which areas fat is being taken from and which areas you’re having fat grafted onto. Keep in mind that some areas require more sessions than others to achieve the desired results. Dr. Kevorkian can let you know roughly how long fat grafting should take based on these factors.

How well does fat grafting work?

Certain parts of your body respond better to fat grafting than others. Lips need more grafting done before results become noticeable, but other parts of the body usually don’t need as many sessions. Dr. Kevorkian lets you know what results to expect based on which parts of your body you’re having fat grafting done on.

If you need more information on fat grafting, please contact Kevin F. Kevorkian, MD to schedule a consultation.