Fat Transfer

What is Fat Transfer & PRP?

At Jessie Cheung, MD Dermatology & Laser Center, we offer ALMI, fat transfer and PRP injections in New York City. This treatment is for individuals wanting a more natural filler option to enhance their facial appearance. Fat Transfer and PRP injections will revitalize your skin with your body’s own resources. This leads to minimal side effects.

Fat Transfer with PRP is becoming more popular in the cosmetic world for its ability to create fresh, new skin and tissues naturally.


Who is a Good Candidate for Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer is a great treatment for anyone with unwanted fat on the body who desires the rejuvenating effects of fat and the stem cell concentrates to create more volume or tissue functionality, and even grow hair.


What Areas Can Fat Transfer Treat?

Since fat transfer is a natural filler, fat can be used anywhere on the body. Fat transfer is most commonly performed to the face, hands, and genitalia. Fat transfer is also used for the treatment of hair loss. Large volume fat transfer is used for buttock augmentation.


Fat Transfer vs. Dermal Fillers

Autologous fat lasts longer and is a natural alternative to traditional dermal fillers. Although dermal fillers are a great solution to enhance your appearance, most fillers only last 6 months to a few years. Fat transfer is another option.


What to Expect During Treatment

Fat transfer is an in-office procedure. Tumescent anesthesia is first injected to the unwanted areas of fat, and then the fat is gently harvested and readied for donation. The micro-ionized fat is treated with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and then injected to the areas of desired augmentation.


How Does Fat Transfer & PRP Work?

Fat transfer and PRP can create transformative results with natural resources found in the body. Fat transfer in a noninvasive technique that takes excess fat from unwanted areas in the body. It is then injected back into other areas with PRP to create volume and enhance results.


What is PRP?

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is created from a small sample of the patients blood. The blood is spun in a centrifuge that separates its components. PRP is the liquid portion of the blood that is infused with a high concentration of platelets. These cells contain a high number of natural growth factors.


What is ALMI?

ALMI or Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection is another form of fat transfer. This is an all-natural simple outpatient procedure that reverses the aging process. ALMI can enhance the appearance of the hands, face, and hair. ALMI uses micronized fat transfer with PRP.

ALMI uses a purer progenitor cell transfer. A progenitor cell is like a stem cell that has a tendency to differentiate into a specific type of cell. This makes it better for restoring a youthful natural shape to the face and is ideal for natural enhancement in many areas of the body.


Benefits of Fat Transfer & PRP

  • Safe Procedure – Fat transfer & PRP are both minimally invasive treatments. They are physician facilitated for safe and effective results.
  • All Natural – Both Fat transfer & PRP use natural substances found in the body that produces natural, long lasting results.
  • Versatile – Excess fat can be taken from various areas of the body. PRP can be used for many treatments including non-surgical facelift, hair restoration, and sexual rejuvenation.
  • Results – PRP is able to reach the inner layers of skin where it aids in the regeneration of fresh skin. Fat transfer will increase the volume of the injection area and patients experience quick, positive results.

How many injections will I need?

Most patients require only a single treatment for volume enhancement. Scarring hair loss may require more treatments.


Fat Transfer Results

Results may vary from patient to patient, but most of our patients experience subtle enhancement that is long-lasting for several months to years.


Side Effects of Fat Transfer

As with any injection treatment, bruising and swelling may occur.

How much does Fat Transfer & PRP cost?

The cost varies by treatment area, and starts at several thousand dollars.


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