Porcaro Cosmetic Surgery
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As you age your underlying collagen and elastin begin to break down and wrinkles emerge. We also tend to lose subcutaneous fat in our faces. This brings about a haggard, hollow, or even skeletal look as you loose subcutaneous fat in your face. Fat Transfer can improve and even reverse some of your signs of facial aging.
Fat transfer, also called lipo contouring, facial fat rejuvenation, fat grafting, free fat transfer, autologous fat grafting or transfer, micro-lipoinjection, and fat injections. For simplicity, Dr John L. Porcaro, Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery calls it "fat transfer".
Fat transfer is the process where Dr Porcaro takes small amounts of your fat from one part of your body and reimplanting it elsewhere, where you need it because of volume loss.
Fat transfer can be done on almost all areas of the face and body. However, the most common treatment sites Dr Porcaro implants fat are the areas under the eyes, the tear troughs, the temples, cheeks, chin, jaw line, forehead, the glabella (the area just above your nose in between the brows) and the lateral brow. Fat grafting can also be used to help fill in scars on the face, even acne scars!
The sites being treated must have good blood circulation and enough capillaries and larger blood vessels so that the small microdroplets of injected fat cells are nourished and can form their own blood supply. This is a key factor in getting the best and longest lasting results.
Key Benefits of Fat transfer by Dr Porcaro:
How Dr Porcaro Performs Fat Grafting :
Although you might think one could just use a syringe to suck out the fat from one spot and use the same syringe to inject it where you want it, this is not done. In fat harvesting, the fat must be treated to remove blood, other fluid and any damaged fat cells. Whole, healthy fat cells are best for reimplantation.
Dr Porcaro routinely uses a centrifuge to remove fluids and damaged fat cells. This allows Dr Porcaro to transfer concentrated, pure fat, which optimizes the "take" of the fat cells . Concentrated fat (which looks like a yellowish liquid in the syringe) is then injected using small blunt tip fat transfer needles in areas marked before the procedure.
Most patients will typically need 2 or 3 treatments, which may be administered from 1-3 months apart.
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* The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is the only certifying Board that exclusively tests surgeons' knowledge and experience in cosmetic surgery but is not recognized by the Florida Board of Medicine
Although the office is located in Port St Lucie, Florida, we regularly serve patients form Jensen Beach, Hutchinson Island, Stuart, St Lucie West, Palm City, Sebastian, Fort Pierce, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens, Vero Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Okeechobee, Melbourne and the greater Orlando area.