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
The Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center is located at Fashion Island, in beautiful Newport Beach. Headed by Dr. Thomas Barnes, the warm and friendly staff believe in "balance" in terms of procedure choices - and results. Creating an environment to make you feel at home and completely at ease is of the utmost importance to us. Our goal is to offer natural, non-surgical looking results with the least invasive facial or body procedures possible so you can look and feel your best.
An art as well as science, cosmetic surgery requires both a discerning eye and surgical experience. Dr. Barnes, who originally coined the term "lunchtime makeovers" in 1998, has since been featured on a multitude of shows including but not limited to The Today Show, Good Morning America, Extra and various news channels such as ABC, CBS, and NBC.
About Thomas Barnes, MD, FACS
Professional Board Certifications:
Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery - Gen. Cosmetic Surgery Diplomate, Board of Certification in Plastic/ Reconstructive Surgery, AAPS Diplomate, ABMS Internal Medicine
Medical Society Memberships:
Foundation for Cosmetic Surgery, Board of Directors American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery American Society of Liposuction Surgery International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons American Society of Laser for Medicine and Surgery California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery-Director/Founder
Dr. Barnes is frequently sought after as an expert due to his innate ability to educate viewers and listeners about the latest procedures while creating a sense of credibility and familiarity.
After graduating from USC of Medicine, Dr. Barnes completed his residency at UCLA. His proven expertise in his field earned him the title of one of the pioneers in laser lipolysis. As an industry expert on SmartLipo, he trains other physicians on the precise art and science of laser assisted liposculpture. Furthermore, as one of the original Botox Physician Trainers for Allergan Pharmaceuticals, he has performed and trained other physicians on Botox and other fillers. His vast experience includes extensive work with a myriad of lasers, fillers and all the latest procedures.
Dr. Barnes believes that every one of his patients deserves his professional time and experience, however small or large the procedure. As such, he performs every procedure himself, from Botox injections, photofacial procedures, to SmartLipo MPX.