Longer Lasting Fillers: Dr. Brian Machida Talks The Benefits Of Fat Injections

Dr. Brian K. Machida, MD, FACS, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology, which includes a specialty in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Machida has earned the John Orlando Roe Award in Facial Plastic Surgery through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was also recognized in the Guide to America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

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Picture this: It’s a Friday night, and you look out your apartment window to see Los Angeles teeming with energy. Hungry for a bite and an evening filled with frolic, you slip on your favorite dress and daub your face with glitter and glam. But for some reason, your makeup isn’t cutting it. The areas under your eyes lack volume and your cheeks could use a bit more fullness. Could you benefit from a facelift? Or perhaps you’re simply the ideal candidate for fat injections, and you don’t even know it yet. 

If you’re seeking a facial specialist who understands the transformative power of plastic surgery, look no further than Haute Beauty expert Dr. Brian K. Machida. He not only remains known for performing countless facelift procedures with an artistically aesthetic poise, but he also feels excited to build his clients’ confidence through fat injections.

For reference, fat injections are transfers of fat harvested from other parts of the body — such as the stomach — to fill the regions of the face. Though similar to fillers for its added volume, fat injections benefit patients with greater longevity compared to fillers, which may only last a year. In fact, fat injections could last for several years because an individual’s fat is simply transferred from one area to another. 

Typically, these procedures occur more frequently in younger- to middle-aged patients. Nevertheless, the recovery process remains short given the lack of significant incisions; that is, the liposuction regions and areas of fat injection heal rapidly. 

Though he usually doesn’t inject the lips with fat, Dr. Machida said injecting fat into all other areas of the face works quite well. Plus, he’s now performing fat transfers using a new Beautifill device, which reports a greater than 90% take rate for grafted fat. For more information, check out Dr. Machida’s Haute Living profile or visit his site by clicking here!

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