Facial Fat Grafting
Beverly Hills

Restore a younger, more rejuvenated appearance

Facial Fat Grafting Specialist

As we age, environmental and lifestyle factors can cause collagen and elastic in the skin to breakdown and contribute to the telltale signs of facial aging. Many patients seek Dr. Catherine Chang for her natural-looking facial rejuventation results achieved through facial fat grafting in Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. Catherine Chang is a top Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon who specializes in advanced fat grafting and liposuction procedures for the fac. She is most notably recognized for her extremely natural results that can help patients feel confident in their own skin. Dr. Catherine Chang is Quadruple Ivy League educated and is a top fat grafting specialist. She uses her education and advanced training to perform fat transfer by using the most advanced technology and modern techniques. 

“Surgery sans looking surgical”

Fat Grafting to the Face 

Fat transfer to the face is a less-invasive procedure to restore the natural loss of fat and collagen that occurs with age and element exposure to the hands.

Benefits of a Facial Fat Transfer include:

  • Usage your own body fat as a filler, significantly reducing the potential for allergic reaction
  • Restoration of Facial Volume
  • Reduction of wrinkles, creases, and folds 
  • Diminished Facial Lines & Wrinkles
  • Results that last for years
  • Natural presentation when compared with traditional dermal fillers

WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE ENTAIL?

The meticulous process of facial fat grafting involves three steps: extraction of the fat from the donor area with liposuction. decanting, centrifugation, and processing of the fat, followed by the reinjection of the purified fat into the facial areas needing improvement.

Dr. Chang typically performs facial fat grafting under general anesthesia. To first perform liposuction, Dr. Chang will first make a small 5-millimeter incision or series of incisions at the treatment area. A cannula, or a thin, hollow tube, is then inserted into the incision. The cannula will first be used to manually loosen the excess fat using a controlled motion using a saline solution called tumescent. The fat is then purified and then reinjected into areas of the face to restore volume loss and give the patient’s a fuller, more youthful appearance.

After many hours spent looking at pictures, studying surgeons' credentials, reading reviews and staring at my aging face, I chose Catherine Chang, MD for my facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty and CO2 laser procedure. It was a leap of faith that came with great anxiety in the midst of a pandemic year. My first visit with Dr. Chang was unhurried and she took the time to explain the procedures she was recommending as well as the results that could be expected. Her confidence and understanding were reassuring. Dr. Chang is a skilled surgeon, talented and perceptive. She understood what I was looking for. State of the art results: Dr. Chang is an amazing young woman, a perfectionist.
Muriel G.
February 2021
Dr. Chang is AMAZING. I’d had incredibly severe breathing issues my whole life—I’m talking sinus headaches, blurry vision, absolutely *no* airflow through one side of my nose—all from an extremely deviated septum. On top of everything else, the septum issue created a huge bump in my nose that proved to be very problematic for my career as a performer. As a woman of color, finding a doctor who could improve my quality of life, adjust my profile, but simultaneously honor my heritage and my ethnicity was a terrifying thought. I wanted to solve my problem, but I wanted to come out looking like me. I was overwhelmed by the fear of not being heard—as I’d had many other experiences where my dignity as a patient was clearly not the priority.
Sydney H.
September 2020
Dr. Catherine Chang changed my life. At 43, I unfortunately had aged prematurely in my lower face and neck and was so unhappy with my changing appearance. I had met with a couple of other surgeons but was too scared to trust them with such a big surgery. Not only is Dr. Chang professionally incredible but she is also cool and sweet as can be and every office visit is a joy. I am so grateful I found Dr. Catherine Chang!
Shana H.
November 2020
"Dr. Chang is absolutely amazing. I am beyond happy and thankful that I chose to have my procedure with her! Words can't describe how happy I am! My recovering was less than 3 days! Same day I was already on my feet! I only took pain medication for about a day. I recovered so fast, not a single issue. Now the best part is the results, the result is INCREDIBLE. Exactly what I wanted! Thank you Dr. Chang!!!"
D.M.
Los Angeles, CA
May 2019
"Dr. Catherine Chang is a masterful plastic surgeon! I cannot say enough about how happy I am with the results of my recent surgery! I have "cred" as they say because I'm in the business of medical aesthetics--a Registered Nurse in this field since the early 2000's. I have been extremely fortunate to work with legendary plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills. Thank you Dr. Chang for restoring this face and neck!"
Joy E.
Los Angeles, CA
January 2019
"Dr. Cat Chang is amazing! I wish there were more than 5 stars I could give her. After years of contemplation, I went ahead and had the rhinoplasty (nose job) I have always wanted with Dr. Chang. I could not be more pleased with the results! I love my new profile, it is exactly what I hoped for!"
Santa Monica, CA
May 2019
"Simply put, Dr. Chang is phenomenal on so many levels! It was such an easy decision to choose her to perform my breast implant replace and lift surgery. Apart from having a "rock star" academic resume, upon meeting her I was immediately impressed as she has a very caring demeanor, is personable, professional, compassionate, but most importantly, incredibly experienced and knowledgeable."
Redondo Beach, CA
April 2019

Who is an ideal candidate for facial fat grafting procedures?

Good candidates for fat transfer include patients who are in good mental and physical health that want to increase subtly increase their breast size or rejuvenate their hands. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not candidates for this procedure.

 

Dr. Catherine Chang recommends that candidates for facial fat transfer should:

  • Be in good health
  • Be non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Be mentally prepared to have surgery
  • Understand the risks of a surgical procedure

Facial Fat Transfer Recovery

Immediately after fat transfer, you might experience slight redness and discomfort, and bruising is possible at injection points. Your face will also likely be puffy or swollen. These side effects tend to dissipate quickly and a long period of rest of recovery isn’t necessary.

Fat transfer recovery time varies from patient to patient, but most of Dr. Chang’s patients should arrange to take at least 5-10 days off from work and other social activities. Initial healing takes 1 to 2 weeks, after which the swelling will gradually subside before the final results are apparent.

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