Fat Grafting

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Greenwich, White Plains, and NYC

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Fat Grafting Explained

When expertly performed, fat grafting is undetectable to the observer, as it rejuvenates and slows the aging process. As one of the originators of fat grafting, beginning more than 25 years ago, Dr. Kornstein’s techniques increase the retention and functioning of the fat grafts, as well as the restoration of one’s natural aesthetic.
Living fat cells are the body’s most powerful stem cells; they are capable of rejuvenating age-related facial skeletal defects, as well as the overlying skin. Grafting means the fat cells are transferred to their new location where they get a new blood supply and are subsequently energized, secreting growth factors. It is the fat cells derived vascular support and growth factors that rejuvenate the skeletal and skin organ systems allowing them to optimally function. A surgeon’s skill, experience, and aesthetic vision are of the utmost importance when fat grafting for total facial rejuvenation, from hairline to jawline. Fat grafting is a great enhancer to old hands. The stem cells rejuvenate the hands resulting in a natural look devoid of prominent veins and tendons.
Fat cell grafting is long-lasting (and perhaps permanent with a healthy lifestyle). In comparison, fillers are temporary, and do not share the genuine rejuvenation characteristics of one’s own fat-derived stem cells.

Important Information Regarding Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting and Profound® RF are a powerful combination therapy
Profound® RF is either done before fat grafting to reduce skin redundancy relative to skeletal volume and shape, or alternatively many years after surgery when the patient returns saying, “My fat is gone.” In actuality, the facial skin sleeve or skin size is simply too big for the underlying fat grafted structure, not unlike a bodybuilder wearing an overly large garment such that their underlying definition cannot be appreciated. Dr. Kornstein’s facial muscle rejuvenation technique minimizes or eliminates the redundancy of the forehead, eye, and mouth muscles, thereby successfully addressing transverse forehead wrinkles, low brows, crow’s feet, baggy lower lids, long upper lips, “smoker’s lines”, downturned mouth corners, and thin lips. This reduces or eliminates the need for neurotoxins like Botox® used as a Band-Aid for redundancy of these muscles, as well as the loss of muscle volume of the lips commonly treated with filler.
An FDA approved anti-inflammatory radio-frequency device called “IVIVI” or Soft Pulse® dramatically enhances recovery
Since January 2010 the use of an FDA-approved radio-frequency halo post-operatively used while at home has dramatically enhanced the rate of recovery. Proven to be safe in over ten years of clinical testing, it is in fact presently being studied to reduce head trauma in US soldiers. At this time 90% of our patients return to their normal activities within two weeks.

Andrew Kornstein MD FACS

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Dr. Andrew Kornstein, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Greenwich, CT

Andrew Kornstein MD FACS has been a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon for over 25 years and is widely recognized as a top authority in his field. He specializes in the latest techniques for skin tightening, breast and body techniques, as well as facial fat grafting. His reputation is based on his personalized and detailed approach to every patient treated.

Dr. Kornstein’s goal is for each patient to achieve his or her goal to feel young and youthful with a visionary approach. His attention to detail and superior training sets him apart from others, allowing him to achieve long-lasting natural results for years to come. Dr. Kornstein is licensed in Connecticut, New York, Florida, and California and has offices in Greenwich and White Plains, CT.

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Dr. Kornstein is licensed in Connecticut, New York, Florida, and California and has offices in Greenwich and White Plains, CT. Your Fat Grafting service will be performed in Dr. Kornstein's office located in Greenwich, CT

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