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What is PRP? How Fat Injections Can Restore Youth to Your Face

Posted April 30, 2014 in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

As people age, they constantly seek new or convenient ways to turn back the hands of time. Platelet Rich Therapy (PRP) is one of the newer methods of achieving a more youthful appearance through the use of fat injections or fillers to the face, using a patient’s own fat stores. PRP has also been used by athletes – such as Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant – to treat torn tendons, ligaments or muscles that become damaged by playing sports.

Fat injections are a type of naturally soft tissue filler that utilize a patient’s own fat, which is taken from another predetermined area of the body. Many doctors choose a spot from the stomach or thighs, which is barely noticeable. The fat is then applied to the eyelids and brows, cheeks, lips, laugh line region or near the jaw to restore a more youthful appearance.

Although the technique of fat transfers has been used for decades, it has only come into the spotlight more in recent years due to the volume of celebrities who have made it popular. Athletes do use this procedure differently than celebrities or anyone who chooses fat transfers for the purpose of achieving a younger appearance. Nevertheless, the cosmetic process of PRP has progressed tremendously into a new, mainstream opportunity for people to achieve a younger look.

Dr. Humberto Palladino has performed hundreds of PRP procedures. Many of his patients have recreated their appearances by as much as ten to fifteen years, and without looking like any cosmetic enhancements have been done whatsoever. The reason for this tremendous success can be attributed to the use of PRP from the patient’s own body fat reserves. The human body is less likely to reject PRP over any other type of filler. You might say this is a “natural” way to rejuvenate, with just a helpful hand from one of South Florida’s very best plastic surgeons.

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