Fat Grafting

Dr. Mark Jewell and Dr. Alireza “Reza” Najafian perform fat grafting, also called fat transfer, in Eugene, Oregon, to provide a variety of enhancements using the patient’s own excess fat. This procedure involves surgically harvesting or collecting fat from one area of the body and transplanting or injecting it into the recipient site such as the face or breasts. Fat is collected with liposuction. The fat cells are placed in a centrifuge and then transferred with small blunt needles called cannulas into the recipient site.

Fat is a great filler as it comes from the patient so there is no risk of reaction or rejection. Fat is not totally predictable and some of the grafted fat can be absorbed by the body; however, most of it remains and lasts indefinitely. People who want long-lasting, volumizing results need to be willing to endure downtime. Fat is an ideal filler to restore volume lost in the mid-face region. This procedure can be performed at the time of a facelift or as an independent procedure. Contour defects following a mastectomy can be filled in a similar fashion.

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Dr. Jewell and Dr. Najafian combine artistry and surgical expertise to create customized results tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Dr.  Alireza

Dr. Alireza "Reza" Najafian

Dr. Najafian is an exceptionally qualified plastic surgeon who completed a general surgery residency and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mark Jewell

Dr. Mark Jewell

Dr. Jewell is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has decades of experience and is recognized internationally as one of plastic surgery's leading innovators and advocates for patient safety.

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Hillary Jewell, NP

Hillary Jewell, NP

A board-certified nurse practitioner and nurse injector, Hillary offers cosmetic injectables and other medical spa services delivered with expertise, passion, and fun.

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Do fat grafting results last?

Fat grafting results are long-lasting, especially in the mid-face. This filler works best for restoring volume and filling contour depressions.

Is fat a better filler for my lips than synthetic fillers?

Generally, synthetic fillers work best on the lips because fat grafts tend to have more bruising, swelling and lumpiness.

Can fat grafts augment my breasts?

While fat grafting to enhance breast size is an alternative to breast implants, there is little known about the long-term effects on the breast area. More research is needed to determine the efficacy and safety of fat grafts for breast augmentation.

If you’re curious about fat grafting and live in Roseburg, Florence, Salem, or surrounding areas, request a consultation using the online form to meet with one of our surgeons or call our office at (541) 683-3234 to schedule an appointment.


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