Fat Transfer in Naperville, IL

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As an individual ages or if they lose a tremendous amount of weight, they may lose their overall shape and volume in various body parts. At Oak Dermatology in Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL, we have an innovative method to restore lost volume through an advanced cosmetic technique known as a fat transfer. This treatment takes fat from one or more areas of the body and transfers it into another area that could benefit from additional volume. Fat transfer procedures can be used on large areas, such as the breasts or buttocks, or on delicate facial features, such as the laugh lines, lips, cheeks, or under the eye. Fat grafting and transfers are often chosen when an individual desires a natural enhancement rather than having fillers or implants. Known to be at the forefront of laser medicine, Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu, was one of the chief investigators that contributed to the clinical studies of the Beautifill® by Alma. He is often time found lecturing other physicians both nationally and internationally on autologous fat transfer methods. While fat transfer may be readily available in clinics in the US, the viability of the fat staying in place has been a major issue. Through clinical studies, the Beautifill, has the highest fat viability results, at greater than 95%.

By using your body's own fat and BeautiFill, we can harvest fat cells from a donor area of your body and transfer them into other parts of the face or body that need more volume. Since it's from your own body, this is an all-natural process. During a fat transfer, the patient is placed under anesthesia. The exact type of anesthesia or numbing method will be based on the amount of fat tissue to be harvested and where it will be introduced. To begin, we will insert the BeautiFill wand, which will emit laser technology to break up and suction out the fat. As the fat enters the designated extraction chamber, it is promptly processed to transfer the fat. The purified fat is then placed in a syringe and injected into the desired area to achieve greater fullness.

Keep in mind that two different areas of the body require healing: the liposuction area and the injection sites. The recovery process may last longer if a larger area of the body was addressed. For example, a fat transfer for the lips typically needs a 1 – 2-day healing period whereas a transfer to a more vast body part, such as the butt or breasts, takes many more days. Areas will appear swollen and red, but the outcomes can be noticed almost immediately.

Besides appearing slimmer where the fat was extracted, the surgical procedure also yields no noticeable scarring and long-lasting results. However, there may be some resorption back to the body over time. Some patients may need an additional transfer later on.

Staff is friendly and helpful. Stephanie Tracey is personable and takes her time during visits.

S.M. Google

Had an excellent first experience with Oak Derm today. I was seen by NP Emily Schnurstein for facial flushing and hair loss. She listened carefully to all of my concerns and addressed each one of them throughly. The front desk staff was also very pleasant.

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Loved meeting Dr Hsu - he is so kind and compassionate and I am looking forward to my rosacea treatments with him! All of the staff at oak derm is fabulous!

K.M. Google

Dr Stephanie is Awesome! She is very easy and nice to talk too. very clean office, polite and friendly staff! Easy to schedule an appt. Takes our insurance and very detailed orientated.

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Yesterday I had a fantastic skin check and initial visit with Dr. Janiga. From the moment he stepped into the exam room he made me feel comfortable, was extremely personable, and helped educate me about caring for my skin and skin health. I enjoyed his approach of checking me over interspersed with talks about what he found/how I can continue to care for myself. Working in a medical role I interact with all sorts of doctors regularly and can say he is the best combination of professional and casual. Oak Dermatology’s entire staff was also helpful, friendly, and patient while providing a clean and tidy office. I will go out of my way to make sure I continue seeing Dr. Janiga in the future for my check-ups and will recommend him whenever given the chance.

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For fuller lips or to soften hollow areas or lines, let nature take a new course with a fat transfer and BeautiFill. Fat transfer is a natural alternative for cosmetic enhancement and can help you achieve the look you desire without having to undergo invasive surgery with a lengthy downtime. We invite you to call our staff to schedule your consultation at Oak Dermatology.

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