Dr. Jeffrey Caruth - Fat Transfer - Plano Aesthetics
Speaker: Turning back the clock is something our next doctor is all about. Jeffrey Caruth out of Plano takes fat from the bad area and uses it for something good.
Anne Clark: I decided to do the fat transfer to the face after Dr. Caruth had a consultation with me and decided that he could help with some of the lines that were coming because of the progressing of my age.
Dr. Caruth: The ideal person for somebody who wants a fat transfer to the face is somebody who's basically lost volume in their face as a result of aging or sometimes just a result of weight loss and they start to get hollowed out in the face and it makes them look older, so you can revolumize the cheeks and the brows and around the mouth and things, and it not only gives them volume, but it stretches their skin. So, it makes their skin tighter, it helps with wrinkles, it just makes them immediately look 10 years younger when you give them back volume.
Speaker: The process is the same for any of Dr. Caruth's fat transfer procedures. Through body jet liposuction, a water-powered wand loosens the fat from the skin layer wall. After the fat is removed and captured in a receptacle, it is then transferred to a centrifuge where viable cells are removed and concentrated. Fresh fat is then washed, purified, and separated in a special filter. The viable cells are then returned back to this newly cleansed fat and are ready to be returned to the body.
Dr. Caruth: What we're doing is we're taking fat from an area that's not wanted, say, the abdomen or thighs or something like that, and we're placing that fat into the face and revolumizing the face to create a more youthful look.
Larry Webb: I felt more comfortable about having a fuller cheek area to make it look a little younger maybe, about 65, which is what I am.
Racheile Short: I wanted to do something that would sculpt my face without changing the look, where no one would actually be able to tell that you had something directly done.
Dr. Caruth: There are no incisions, there's no cutting. It's just refilling the face with volume whereas a facelift, obviously, involves incisions and pulling the skin tighter, which does nothing for the volume. It can be done easily under local anesthesia. The recovery is very minimal because there's not much pain or discomfort involved.
Anne Clark: Little swelling, some bruising, but nothing that you can't manage.
Racheile Short: I was very pleased with the results due to the fact that it didn't change my look, so to speak. I can see that there's a difference whereas others won't know directly.
Anne Clark: But it's not so noticeable that people would look at you and go, "Wow. You had work done," and I like that.