Fat Transfer | Fat Transfer Face
Facial fat transfer, Microlipoinjection or autologous(from your own body) fat transfer, is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure in which an individual’s own body fat is harvested from suitable areas such as from inner knees, outer thighs, flanks, buttocks, or abdomen and injected it to plump up sunken or hollow areas of the face or to add volume where needed. It is a good option those adults who would like to diminish or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, creases in the forehead or frown lines, smile lines , marionette lines, crow’s-feet, hollows under the eyes, or ‘sunken’ cheeks. It may also be used for lip augmentation. Fat injection can also plump up or improve the contour around the nose, the area between the upper lip and the nose and also the jawline. fat transfer can correct acne scars and enhance volume on the face or neck where fat has been lost.
The autologous fat transfer to face performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. It is a three-step process:
- Extraction of fat with gentle liposuction
- Isolation and cleansing of the fat cells
- Re-injection of fat cells into the targeted facial areas
Extraction of fat with gentle liposuction: Firstly the surgeon will create a small incision in the desired donor area for fat removal then insert a cannula joint with a syringe to carefully extract the fat (liposuction).
Isolation and cleansing of fat cells: Once enough fat is obtained from the desired area,the surgeon will process it to prepare the fat cells to transfer it in a small syringes that will be used as fat injection. In a centrifuge filtration process is done to remove impurities from fat cells.
Re-injection of fat cells into the targeted facial areas: The surgeon will insert a needle or cannula into the incision point of the site which is being augmented. The injection needle is usually passed multiple times in and out of the augmented area. Thus a line of fatty tissue bundle is carefully deposited in planes of natural tissue. This procedure is repeated until the desired correction has been achieved. The surgeon may also use a dressing or bandage over the grafted area for safety.
Autologous fat injection uses the fat from your own body, means replaces “same with same”, which reduces the chance of allergic reactions to foreign substances as compared to dermal fillers. It gives your face a fuller, softer, healthier, more youthful, natural, refreshed and rejuvenated appearance without any scarring. You will notice the results immediately and the effect can last from several months to two years or more. In some cases, the effects last indefinitely depending on the surgeon’s skills. When it is done successfully, the injected fat cells create a new blood supply from your body and get the nourishment it needs for survival.
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