All About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a substance that is created from the patient’s own body and is filled with natural human growth factors that are known to help the healing process. Dr. Kevin Sadati uses PRP in many of his cosmetic surgery procedures, including facelifts, rhinoplasty, cheek implants, and fat grafting. Orange County patients who opt to have PRP used in their procedure should note that the plasma is created at the time of the operation. Dr. Kevin Sadati will draw blood from the patient, isolate the pure plasma and create the PRP that will be injected directly into the fat graft that will be used in the surgery.
Facts About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
As a board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Sadati has been using PRP on his Newport Beach patients for more than 10 years.
In cosmetic surgery procedures, PRP is used to speed up the wound healing process as well as promote soft tissue healing. However, It can be used in many other types of surgical procedures. For instance, cardiovascular surgeons and orthopedic surgeons use PRP to manage and control patient bleeding. PRP is used in bone grafts in order to help keep the graft material stable.
One of the reasons that Dr. Kevin Sadati prefers to use PRP over other substances is that it’s natural and it includes all of the growth factors that occur naturally in the human body.
As a substance created from the patient’s own body, it contains all of the perfect growth factors in the exact right proportions. It’s the best, most natural way to accelerate the healing process and provide the patient with the most natural-looking results.
The creation of PRP is extremely safe because it is done at the time of the operation under the careful watch and supervision of Dr. Kevin Sadati. As the patient is receiving PRP made from his or her own bloodstream, there is virtually no risk of spreading a disease or infection. PRP is made by the surgeon or his staff using a convenient, automated PRP machine that allows it to be created at the same time as the surgical procedure.
The process of creating PRP takes about 15 minutes. The first step is to draw blood from the patient, and then the surgeon or a staff member places the blood in a centrifuge that spins until the red blood cells and the plasma have been separated from one another. Once the red blood cells have been eliminated, the plasma continues to spin in the centrifuge until the autologous platelets that contain the natural growth factors are concentrated in the right amount, in the PRP.
Ultimately, the use of PRP allows patients to get a natural leg-up in the healing process, and more often than not provides them with improved results. Dr. Kevin Sadati has found that PRP is a beneficial addition to almost any cosmetic surgery. To find out more about PRP and its use in your desired cosmetic procedure, set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati today.