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Abdomin Liposuction: $3800

Blepharoplasty: $4200

ThermiVa (Package of 3):
$2000

Full Face CO2
Fractional Laser: $1500

BellaFill® Long-Term Filler
Package (5 Syringes):
$3000

 

Specials Expire 9/30/17

 

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Smoothing out the wrinkles...

Facial wrinkles and creases are part of the aging process. They begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down and wear out. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning and smiling.

Fat transfer, also called autologous fat transplantation or micro-lipoinjection, is performed by Dr. Gul Zikira for patients in our region to plump up facial features with a patient's own fat. It is a popular alternative to other wrinkle treatments. Fat transfer to the face is a safe, natural, non-allergenic procedure designed to recontour your face and can provide definition to your cheeks and chin. It can also be used to correct facial deformities. Since fat transfer uses your own fat cells, you can never have an allergic reaction, because it's from your own body.

With fat transfer it is possible to have fat liposuctioned from your thighs and then transferred to any area of your body. Reinjected fat lasts longer in larger areas of non-movement, so it is very successful for the correction of sunken cheeks because this area does not move as often. Fat transfer can also correct atrophic aging of the hands and post-surgical and post-traumatic defects. But not every area of the body responds well to fat transfer. The breasts for instance, are out. Injecting fat into the breast makes it much more difficult to detect breast cancer with mammograms.

How is the fat transfer procedure done?

Fat transfer is performed in our office on an outpatient basis. Both the area from which the fat is taken and the treatment site are anesthetized with a local anesthetic. Using a small needle attached to a syringe, fat is removed from a donor site where your fat is most tightly packed, such as your abdomen or your buttocks.

Once removed, your fat is processed to remove excess fluids and then reinjected using another needle, which is placed just under your skin beneath the wrinkle. This process may be repeated until the desired correction has been achieved.

Harvesting the fat cells for reinjection is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as liposuction, tummy tuck or cosmetic breast surgery. When fat is harvested during another procedure, it is often possible for your surgeon to harvest a larger amount of fat, then freeze and store your fat for future injections when they become necessary.

What are the benefits of fat transfer?

  • Fat transferred to the face can last as long as three years.
  • Fat transfer can be very cost effective when combined with another procedure.
  • There's no chance of an allergic reaction.

What can I expect after my fat transfer?

After Dr. Gul Zikira performs a fat transfer, patients are up and around immediately. Any discomfort following the procedure can be controlled with medication. Some swelling at the treatment site may last up to 36 hours. There may be some bruising, which can be covered with make-up. Your initial injection should last up to 6 months. For results that will last years, patients usually receive 3 - 4 treatments over a 6 month period.

Gul A. Zikria, M.D

Receive care from the best specialist in town. Gul A. Zikria, M.D., FACOG, specializes in everything from laparoscopic and infertility treatments, menopause and mood disorders, as well as cosmetic surgery. Let our experts educate you about the pros and cons of estrogen replacement in regards to osteoporosis, heart disease, and risks for cancer development. We are affiliated with most PPOs, HMOs and private insurances. Make an appointment today to learn more about your health.

Gynecologist Dr. Gul Zikira, has helped many Northern California patients enhance their image and improve their self-confidence providing comprehensive women’s health care for over 25 years. Complete Women’s Health Care is a leader in OB/GYN Milpitas and San Jose Cosmetic Surgery.