- Medical Name: Sculptural Fat Restoration (Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume) Peter M Schmid, DO, FAACS
- Common Name: Fat Transfer, Fat Injection, Fat Grafting, Microlipoinjection, Structural Fat Grafting, autologous fat transfer, AFT Stem Cell Face Lift, Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume
- Anesthesia Type: Local / IV Sedation
- Procedure Duration: 1 to 3 hours
- Recovery Time: 1 to 2 weeks
- Procedure Location: Office
About Sculptural Fat Restoration (Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume) Peter M Schmid, DO, FAACS
Facial aging reflects a complex interplay of facial volume loss and redistribution, with varying tissue sagging and a loss of skin elasticity over time. A number of factors contribute to the aging process such as lifestyle, habits, medical conditions, emotional stability, weight fluctuations, genetics, hormone loss and menopause. The ideal volume distribution and proportion is seen in the late teens, and evidence of aging begins as early as one's 20s.
Post-pregnancy, women experience facial fat loss, hollowing around the eyes and cheek bones and some eye lid skin redundancy because of the fluctuations in hormones and metabolism. Volumetric fat loss creates mid-facial narrowing varying from flatness to hollowness. If you are experiencing loss in facial volume, fat grafting or Sculptural Fat Restoration (TM), trade marked by Dr. Peter Schmid, may be for you.
Sculptural Fat Restoration (TM) - Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume created exclusively by Peter M. Schmid, DO, FAACS is an artistic approach developed by Dr. Peter Schmid through the integrative principles of art, sculpture and science. Artistic vision is at Sculptural Fat Restoration's essence. The surgeon must be able to see three-dimensionally and understand that beauty is a complex construction of contours, planes and volumes, as Dr. Peter Schmid does (see theaestheticsurgeon.com/artist for more information on Dr. Schmid's sculpture).
Ideal Candidate for Sculptural Fat Restoration (Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume) Peter M Schmid, DO, FAACS
Optimal candidates for Sculptural Fat Restoration (TM) are in good health, between the ages of 30 and 60 and have reasonbly good skin elasticity and tightness. Patients should have normal thyroid function, non-diabetic, non-smoker, stable weight and not an extreme or compulsive athelete.
Benefits of Sculptural Fat Restoration (Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume) Peter M Schmid, DO, FAACS
Fat is proven to be the ideal soft tissue filler for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. It is cost effective, readily accessible, typically easily extracted from a donor site, and malleable enough to return to the recipient site. As a safe, autologous implant, it is biocompatable an provides a permanent reconstructive option to patients, and recreates natural cosmetic improvements when performed by a trained surgeon.
How Sculptural Fat Restoration (Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume) Peter M Schmid, DO, FAACS is Performed
Sculptural Fat Restoration TM is performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation, or under "twilight" sedation via IV tailored to the patient's level of tolerance. Both donor and recipient sites are anesthetized. Fat is removed from the donor site with a microcannula, the fatty tissue is washed, purified, prepared, and, after Selective Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Seeding TM is performed, it is injected into the recipient site(s).
Risks and Limitations to Sculptural Fat Restoration (Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume) Peter M Schmid, DO, FAACS
Recovery can include mild overcorrection to allow for some resorption of fat, swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Complications are rare, but can include prolonged bruising, cysts or fluid collections. A complete list of risks and benefits for Sculptural Fat Restoration TM will be reveiwed at the time of your initial consultation and again at your pre-operative consultation.
Results of Sculptural Fat Restoration (Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume) Peter M Schmid, DO, FAACS and How Long Do They Last
Since 1993, Dr. Schmid has performed autologous fat grafting. With his development of Selective Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Seeding TM he as seen improvements of 50% up to 90%. Since the technique requires relocation of one's own fat, there is some potential for resorption of a percentage of the fat transferred. Stability in fat grafts is often best noted in the mid-facial areas such as cheeks, nose/cheek grooves (nasolabial fold), lower eyelids and jawline.
Alternate Methods to Sculptural Fat Restoration (Aesthetic Rejuvenation by Volume) Peter M Schmid, DO, FAACS
Alternatives to Sculptural Fat Restoration TM are fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra and other injectable fillers.