For Dr. Brian D. Cohen, M.D., as for fine plastic surgeons everywhere, fat grafting is an important part of the skilled services he provides. Due to the fact that fat from any part of a patient’s body has proven to be easily accepted by other areas, talented plastic surgeons are able to reshape and improve facial contours in remarkable ways. 

If you, like most of us, crave enhancement of a particular section of your face, fat grafting is an effective method of treating hollow cheeks, accentuating cheekbones, filling acne or other scars, facial lines, and regions of your face which have lost volume. Whether your goal is to augment and beautify or to erase some particularly irksome signs of aging and sun damage, Dr. Brian Cohen is the plastic surgeon to see.

Practicing out of offices in Great Neck and Manhattan, Dr. Cohen has been honored by his peers for the 8th consecutive year as one of the Super Doctors, New York 2020 and as one of Newsday’s Top Doctors 2020 by Castle Connolly. Beyond that, he has an outstanding reputation among his patients for genuine concern for their emotional, as well as physical, well-being. 

Why Dr. Brian D. Cohen Is the Best Choice 

Choosing a plastic surgeon is different from choosing other kinds of doctors, since you are seeking artistry as well as surgical skill. After all, when you are having an aesthetic procedure, whether necessitated by injury or simply a desire to be as attractive as possible, you need a plastic surgeon who is experienced and has artistic judgment. Your body is about to be sculpted, not only repaired.

Dr. Cohen has always felt a calling to his profession, desiring as he does to heal emotional pain as well as physical imperfection. Check out his outstanding credentials, his remarkable track record of success, his ability to listen and be responsive, the care he takes to maintain a sterile environment for his surgeries, and his careful preparations for any complication, however rare, and you will be certain that he is the right doctor for the job.

How Fat Grafting Works

Because fat from one part of the body is naturally accepted by another, fat grafting is a highly successful method of relocating fat from an area in which it is deemed excessive to a region where it is lacking. Through the process of fat grafting, Dr. Cohen can use liposuction to remove excess fat from, for example, your thighs or abdomen, purify it and inject it into the area you wish to have plumped and rejuvenated, for example, your cheeks or upper lip.

Fat grafting has many advantages over nonautologous injected artificial dermal fillers. Unlike synthetic fillers, autologous fat grafts (i.e. those taken from one’s own body) last longer and avoid potential allergic reactions. Moreover, fat grafting is a quick and easy procedure, performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis and requiring little downtime.

What does the process of fat grafting involve?

All medical procedures, from the simplest to the most complex, are easier to go through if you understand precisely what will occur. A breakdown of the steps of a fat grafting procedure involves:

  1. You are sedated with IV anesthesia; in cases in which the procedure is more extensive, you may receive general anesthesia.
  2. Dr. Cohen will extract the appropriate amount of fat from your donor area via liposuction using cannulas (thin tubes that can be inserted into the skin).
  3. The extracted fat will be decanted and centrifuged for concentration and purification.
  4. The centrifuged fat will be reinjected throughout the subcutaneous tissue of the area to be enhanced.
  5. Depending on how much fat grafting is being done, and on the particular areas involved, the procedure may take from 1 to 5 hours.
  6. Though you will be able to go home after a short period of time, you will need a few days to recover and 2 to 3 weeks until the swelling fully subsides. You will also experience some bruising, temporary numbness, and small scars on the face that will fade and almost disappear.

In addition to filling in hollowed and wrinkled areas, you will find that fat grafting also improves the appearance and texture of the treated skin.

The Wonderful Potential of Fat Grafting for Regeneration and Healing

Innovative plastic surgeons like Dr. Brian D. Cohen are fascinated by the research being done on fat grafting, a process that holds promise for tissue regeneration throughout the body. Ongoing clinical trials are exploring the possibilities that adipose cells may be useful in conquering a vast variety of medical conditions from COPD to Parkinson’s disease, from autism to macular degeneration. Such research reinforces the idea that fat grafting is not only useful for aesthetic improvement, but has potential to improve health across a wide spectrum.

If You Want Your Face To Look as Youthful as You Feel, Contact Dr. Cohen Today!

Not that many years ago, if you looked older than your years there was very little you could do about it. Now, with the advent of fat grafting, you have the opportunity to rejuvenate your face and reanimate your interactions with others. Fat grafting can change not only your appearance but your sense of self. By undergoing this safe and simple procedure, you can once again see the real you in your mirror, smooth and vibrant as ever. Why not call today and make an appointment to discuss some of your enticing options with Dr. Cohen? 

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