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Preparing for Facial Fat Grafting (Fat Transfer or Stem Cell Grafting)

by Dr. Daniel Lin


Preparing for Facial Fat Grafting | Pasadena Plastic Surgery | ChinoFacial fat grafting is a safe and proven cosmetic surgery procedure to redistribute fat tissue to the thinning areas of the face. The fat is taken from surplus donor sites in the patient’s body and transferred to the affected areas of the face. The procedure should be preceded by proper preparation in order to have a safe and successful surgery.

Dr. Daniel Lin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as well as a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing facial fat grafting and other procedures. On top of this, Dr. Lin is a pillar of his community.

The tremendous and successful Dr. Lin provides these procedures to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar and surrounding areas in California.


Advance Preparation

When the patient is seriously considering facial fat grafting surgery, they can start their preparation from that day itself. The following preparation steps can be taken even before the patient visits the surgeon’s office for a consultation:

  • Arrange to send past health records to the surgeon’s office from the physician and specialists.

  • Get in touch with the insurance provider to find out whether facial fat grafting plastic surgery costs may be covered in certain circumstances.

  • Arrange and carry along the insurance documents to the surgeon’s office for the pre-operative consultation.

  • Make a list of ongoing prescription and non-prescription drugs, including herbal supplements and vitamins to show to the surgeon.

  • Review the surgeon’s website to become more familiar with their practice as well as facial fat grafting procedure prior to the consultation.

  • Note down any questions, doubts, and concerns that the patient may want the surgeon to address during the consultation.

  • Choose some photos from magazines or websites that represent the type of face the patient wants to have.

The patient will be able to have more productive consultation if these preparatory steps are taken ahead of time. It will save time and the focus can move towards getting ready for the procedure.


Candidacy and Surgical Planning

Based on the patient’s health records, personal cosmetic goals, facial anatomy and the amount of fat tissue available in donor areas, the surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy for facial fat grafting. Thereafter, they will create a customized surgical plan according to the patient’s unique needs.

To prepare the patient for the procedure, the surgeon will discuss the steps involved in the procedure. They may also share facial fat grafting before and after photos to help the patient form realistic expectations. Testimonials of previous patients may also be provided to the patient to have a clearer perspective about the surgery.

Once the patient has made the final decision about the surgery, the process for insurance or financial loan application may also be initiated well in advance. Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and other neighborhoods and cities across the horizon in California for facial fat grafting and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

Make the call! Dr. Lin has been doing this for years; he is one of the best in his field.



Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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