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Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge | Dr. Kevin Sadati

Facial Fat Transfer Orange County

Rejuvenate your face the natural way with a facial fat transfer.

As fat underneath the skin diminishes over time, individuals may notice intensified wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, as well as cheeks, becoming flattened. The reason this happens is that the fatty tissue under the skin acts as a sort of support for the skin throughout the life. It raises it up to look full and beautiful. When it shrinks, the support is simply not there anymore.

At the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Newport Beach, we are no strangers to facial volume loss like sunken-in cheeks, deep laugh lines, and sunken temples. In fact, Dr. Kevin Sadati pioneered a facial fat grafting procedure for this very issue. It uses natural fatty tissues from your own body to fill in the gaps, giving you a fuller look and straightening out the wrinkles and the sunken area once again.

Facial fat transfer or fat grafting can help patients in a variety of different ways. It is known to correct many facial issues including lip enhancements, wrinkles, hallow jowls and cheeks, and lower eyelid adjustments, among others.

To help ensure the procedure’s success, Dr. Sadati uses Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, directly from a patient’s bloodstream. In addition to helping with the overall success, PRP also helps results stay consistent for a longer period of time as well as shorten the overall recovery time.

Preparing for Your Facial Fat Transfer

This has become a popular procedure in recent years, as it was pioneered by area board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati. This innovative technique takes fat from other parts of the body where it is unwanted and uses it to help fill out a patient’s face. The surgery has a shorter recovery time and is not as invasive as other cosmetic procedures.

A few issues on the face that this cosmetic procedure can help fix include sagging cheeks and jowls, sagging skin under the lower eyelid, lips that need enhancing and also reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

It can take years off of a person’s face, and help them gain back the self-confidence they need to move forward with the later years of life. For more information on this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati today. He will tell you specifics about this innovative technique and help you decide if it is the right cosmetic option for you. From there, you and the surgeon will be able to decide the next best steps to take and address any concerns you might have.

What to Expect During Your Facial Fat Transfer Recovery

The procedure takes less time than similar cosmetic surgeries, and the recovery process is much shorter too due to the fact that the PRP has growth hormones that help aid the process of wound healing. The results are superior and also appear more natural, and are known to last longer than other surgery options as well.

“Dr. Sadati and his staff are excellent at providing the best cosmetic surgery in California. The Doctor is professional, understanding and clearly very skilled in helping people look and feel better about their appearance."

The PRP not only makes sure the graft is viable but it also helps to shorten a patient’s recovery time as well. The natural growth factors in it that speed up the wound healing process, and because it is a natural substance, it gives the patient the long-term results they desire.

Your Private Consultation

If you feel that the natural fat grafting procedure pioneered by Dr. Kevin Sadati is the right choice for you, then take the time to set up a free cosmetic consultation. At this appointment, Dr. Kevin Sadati will confirm your candidacy for this procedure and provide you with a customized surgical plan that will specifically address your needs and wants. This natural procedure provides long-lasting results that are unmatched by any other cosmetic surgery procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the fat transfer procedure performed using general anesthesia?

Patients should note that this procedure can be performed using local anesthesia, which minimizes the risks and complications associated with this surgery. The first step of the procedure requires the surgeon to use liposuction techniques in order to remove fat from an unwanted area of the body, such as the abdominal region or the thighs. Then, the fat is transferred to the area of the body that is being treated. Popular areas for fat transfers include the face, breasts, buttocks, and hands.

Is a fat grafting result permanent?

It depends. There are many factors involved in how long fat grafting lasts and it appears to be surgeon-dependent. Some surgeons are able to get 50% of the grafted fat to last, but others get up to 90%! There are still some surgeons and patients that express their disappointment with fat grafting because they feel it can be unpredictable or temporary.

Remember that having a successful fat grafting result depends on how delicately it is removed from one area, how well it is inserted into the desired area, as well as having proper nutrients to survive.

I will make an analogy:  if you extract a plant from one side of your yard and then plant it in a new area, without the proper soil or fertilizer, the chances for this plant to survive is 50% at best.   However, if you give the same plant proper irrigation and fertilization, it would have an 80 to 90% better chance of survival.

Similarly, in fat grafting, if you just take fat from one spot and graft it in another site, the survival rate of that fat is at about 50%. From Dr. Sadati’s extensive research, I have learned that if we mix fat with the patient’s own platelets prior to grafting, it will provide sufficient growth factors and nutrients, then the fat cell has a better chance to survive. Therefore, it will become a permanent filler.

What are the benefits of fat grafts that are injected with PRP?

PRP is created from a patient’s own bloodstream, which means it is a completely natural treatment that involves no foreign substances. By injecting PRP into the fat graft, which also comes from the patient’s own body, Dr. Kevin Sadati ensures that the graft has all of the growth factors it needs to, successfully, heal and become a part of the person’s face.

Autologous fat grafts are often used during the facelift procedure as an alternative to synthetic implant materials. The goal of the fat grafting procedure is to provide the patient with lush, full cheeks once again, restoring their youthful appearance while also eliminating any lines and wrinkles on the face. By injecting PRP into the graft, the graft is more likely to survive and the natural materials provide an improved volume. Synthetic materials cannot achieve the same results.

In addition to improving volume, fat grafts with PRP also decrease the amount of bruising and swelling after the operation is complete. The natural growth factors in the PRP allow the body to heal faster and ultimately, the patient does not have as many negative side effects. Unlike a foreign object that works against the body in order to fit in, an autologous fat graft with PRP works with the body because it’s natural and familiar.

PRP is created at the time of the surgery and does not increase the amount of time the patient needs to be on the operating table. It is a simple, 15-minute process that involves a staff member drawing blood and centrifuging the sample until the PRP is created. As it is created and then immediately used, it is a completely safe procedure and often yields results that are better than the patient could have ever imagined.

While the fat grafting procedure is commonly performed during a facelift, it can also be used during breast augmentation procedures, lip implants, and even rhinoplasty procedures.

How is PRP Created?

At the time of your procedure, your surgeon draws a small amount of blood, approximately 30 cc’s. The blood is placed in a specialized centrifuge that spins and automatically separates the red blood cells from the plasma, isolating the platelets.

Is PRP Safe?

PRP is derived from a small quantity of your own blood drawn at the time of surgery. The PRP is made point-of-care at the time of surgery and under physician’s control.

Why is PRP enriched with growth factors preferred over other products or methods?

PRP is the only available product that contains elevated levels of all your natural occurring growth factors. These factors are maintained in precisely the same ratios found circulating in your body. Although recombinant products are available some patients prefer that it’s a natural substance.

Where Are PRP-Enhanced Fat Grafts Most Used?

Sagging or flat cheeks that naturally deflate with the aging, the chin or jowl area, lips, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles of the face and hands.

Could PRP be used for any Surgery?

The use of PRP varies from procedure to procedure. PRP is generally applied topically to the wound site. It can be used to control bleeding in applications such as cardiovascular and orthopedics.

What is Fat Grafting with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Fat grafting is a long time staple of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Fat grafts can be extremely effective in the reconstruction of soft tissue defects. This is particularly true for facial plastic and reconstructive procedures. Fat grafts offer many advantages including being soft and pliable, readily available and able to be harvested with minimal risk. However, there is one significant disadvantage with fat grafting; the unpredictable graft survival rate. Luckily, there is promising new evidence that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) enhances the survival rate of the fat graft. Which Dr. Sadati has even proven in a published study of fat grafting with PRP.

PRP is a type of autologous plasma containing a platelet concentration that is five to six times greater than the normal baseline levels. PRP also contains a variety of valuable natural growth factors such as PDGF (Platelet Derived Growth Factor) and TGF-β1 (Transforming Growth Factor β1). These growth factors are important for the initiation and progression of healing after the procedure. Research shows that PRP enhanced fat grafts offer higher graft acceptance and retention when compared with traditional fat grafting techniques. PRP contains the body’s natural growth factors and can help fat grafts survive as well as accelerate the healing process.


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Dr. Sadati is respected by his peers and loved by his patients for his skill and expertise. He is so successful that he has been voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County by OC Register and Top Doctor by Realself. Dr. Sadati is particularly known for creating natural, non-operated looking results for patients.

Dr. Kevin Sadati


Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 4 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.



Call (949) 706-7776 or fill out our online form to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Sadati. Conveniently located near Fashion Island, the airport and the beach. Please visit us while you are out in the beautiful area of Newport Beach.

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