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While these continue to be effective options for many patients, technology continues to advance and open even more possibilities to those looking for help contouring their bodies. At Wirth Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer fat grafting in Newport Beach for our patients. We also offer Renuva for fat grafting.

What is Fat Grafting?

This procedure works by extracting fat from your own donor sites such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs with liposuction, purifying the fat, and injecting it into the desired areas. Many of our patients are particularly interested in this technique because it is essentially a “twofer” – places with more fat deposits are slimmed down, and places you would like to be more prominent are given a boost!

What is Renuva?

Renuva is an allograft that is made from high-quality, donated human adipose (or fat) and designed to easily treat several body defects—such as soft-tissue defects, defects from liposuction, and cellulite—and improve skin texture and tone. Used as an alternative to fat grafting, this tissue provides the exact same effects as the fat-grafting procedure, but without liposuction.

The procedure only takes up to ten minutes at Dr. Wirth’s office and doesn’t require general anesthesia.

Fat grafting can be used to provide natural volume and contour to many parts of the body, including the:

  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Cheeks
  • Lower eyelids

It is interesting to note that this procedure does not provide a one-to-one outcome. This is to say, if you remove an ounce of fat from one area and place it in another, the target area after full recovery will not be one ounce larger. This is because the fat is not simply moved from one place to another – it must “take” in order to be viable. Vigilant post-operative care and an experienced, Board Certified plastic surgeon can both contribute to a high success rate for this transfer.

Improve the Appearance of Scars & Trauma

Fat grafting can also serve to recontour parts of the body that may stand out due to past surgeries, trauma, and scarring. This method provides a way to fill out depressed scars and give patients a smoother body contour with minimally invasive measures. The risks of this procedure are minimal, particularly when performed by a highly skilled surgeon.

Subtle, Natural Results

There are several benefits to choosing Newport Beach fat grafting techniques over implants or dermal fillers. Because the contouring is coming from your own fat, allergic reactions are virtually eliminated. The lack of intensive surgery also means that discomfort and recovery time is minimized.

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