Aging of the face involves a loss of fat which causes wrinkles that result in sunken temples, hollow cheeks, deeper frown and smile lines, thinner lips and a smaller chin. Lipo fat transplantation is a procedure in which fat is removed from the patient's buttocks, abdomen or thighs and injected into the face. A large percentage of the fat transferred "takes" to form a permanent graft in the patient's body. This fat is used to fill in the wrinkles. Fat Transfer surgery is performed in an outpatient basis with local anesthesia and usually takes about 90 minutes. Patients can usually return to work within a few days, although swelling may take longer to subside.Request a Consultation
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Barry DiBernardo, MD, F.A.C.S. is recognized as a leader in plastic surgery. Dr. DiBernardo is the Medical Director of New Jersey Plastic SurgeryŽ in Montclair, NJ, immediate past President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (2005-2006), an Associate Clinical Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at UMDNJ, and Chief of the Aesthetic Surgery Program at Mountainside Hospital.
"My job is to keep our practice at the forefront as one of the leading aesthetic plastic surgery practices in this country -- striving for excellence in cosmetic procedures and in patient care."
Dr. DiBernardo is a widely published author, committed to providing his patients with the most advanced surgical and non-surgical options making him a sought after expert by the local, regional and national media. He is listed among the top doctors chosen by their peers in New Jersey Monthly, NJ Life, and the Castle Connolly Guide.
A 1984 graduate from Cornell University Medical College, Dr. DiBernardo received the school's Charles H. Horn Prize for outstanding leadership and service to the medical community. He spent five years as a general surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, before embarking on a two-year residency in Plastic Surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in N.Y.
In 1991, Dr. DiBernardo began his work in private practice. Also in 1991, he received the Leo M. Davidoff Award for teaching distinction at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and, a year later, the American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons' National Scientific Exhibit Award, in Washington D.C.
Dr. DiBernardo is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is the Certified International Instructor for multiple laser and light based systems as well as skin care modalities. His hospital appointments include University Hospital at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark; Mountainside Hospital, Montclair; and Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ.
"Staying abreast of new developments and technology is crucial and what is important to our patients" Dr. DiBernardo says. "And that's our commitment - continuous learning, superior patient care, and world class service.