PRP Platelet Rich Plasma

VM Cosmetic Surgery

Edwin Choi, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Aesthetics Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA & Garden Grove, CA

When your face starts to look sunken or flat, it can hurt not just your appearance but also your self-confidence. Autologous fat transfer at VM Cosmetic Surgery can replace this lost volume using purified fat from another part of the body. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) contains growth factors that help the fat thrive in its new area, creating a beautiful and natural-looking result. Dr. Edwin Choi can help Los Angeles, Garden Grove, and Diamond Bar area patients achieve a more youthful appearance anytime. Contact VM Cosmetic Surgery through the online appointment portal to arrange a visit now.

PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Q & A

What is autologous fat transfer with PRP?

Autologous fat transfer with PRP is a treatment that restores facial volume. Autologous simply means that the treatment uses your own harvested fat to replace the lost volume in your face, and your own platelet rich plasma gives the fat injections extra staying power.

This treatment is also called fat grafting or even facial fat sculpting, as Dr. Choi sculpts your face into the new desired contours quickly and effectively with this procedure.

What areas of my face can benefit from facial fat grafting?

Facial fat grafting works on nearly any part of your face. Based on your personal appearance goals, you can add volume to your:

  • Forehead
  • Brow
  • Lower eyelid
  • Cheeks
  • Lips

Whether you're looking to eliminate facial folds, get rounder cheeks, or just achieve better facial balance, Dr. Choi can design the ideal treatment plan for you.

How does facial fat grafting with PRP work?

First, Dr. Choi harvests fat from an area of your body where you have some to spare. Common donor sites are the belly, buttocks, and thighs. Dr. Choi places the donor fat into a centrifuge machine to remove impurities and isolate the highest quality fat for transfer.

Dr. Choi then takes a blood sample and extracts powerful PRP, again using centrifugal force. He blends the purified fat and plasma, and then injects it directly where it's needed on your face.

Since Dr. Choi can see immediate results as the fat and PRP move below your skin, he sculpts your face into the desired look on the spot.

What are the benefits of using PRP with facial fat grafting?

Facial fat grafting with PRP eliminates any worries about negative reactions to foreign substances because you're using only fat and plasma from your own body. It's a natural treatment, using only what your own body already produces.

While fat transfer can be quite successful on its own, some amount of the fat is always reabsorbed. Adding PRP to the fat extends its longevity by helping prevent this reabsorption.

One of the great side benefits of facial fat grafting with PRP is the fat removal from the donor site. You'll get to eliminate a bit of extra fat in an area that bothers you while enhancing your facial appearance.

Want to sculpt your face beautifully? Book an appointment with Dr. Choi through the online tool now.