Fat Transfer is a safe, natural way to restore volume loss…and to achieve dramatic long lasting results!
Over time, the loss of facial fat and volume causes “deflation and sagging” that steal’s your youthful appearance. Lines, wrinkles and creases become more visible as unwelcome signs of aging. Fat Transfer, also called fat injection, micro-lipoinjection and facial fat rejuvenation, is one of the safe and natural procedures to return a more youthful look to the face
What you need to know about Facial fat transfer:
Fat transfer has been in use for several years and works very well to replace lost volume in several areas of the body. It is natural since it comes from your own body and is why many people prefer it over older options.
Fat transfer is a relatively simple, safe, office procedure that takes only 2-3 hours using local anesthesia applied to the donor and recipient sites, sometimes sedation is associated for your comfort. Fat is removed from an area of excess like the buttocks, abdomen or thighs, and is then immediately injected into the face or hands to improve skin depressions such as acne or trauma scars, lines and wrinkles. The results can be long lasting and dramatic!
STEM CELL ENHANCED FAT TRANSFER
Now we can enhance fat transfer even more by including “stem cells” in the process. The stem cells used are not the controversial embryonic stem cells. They are naturally occurring regenerative cells contained within our own natural fat, and may increase the effectiveness of a fat transfer by creating an enhanced natural blood supply to that area. Fat transfers, in and by themselves are fabulous and get amazing, long lasting results…but adding stem cells to the process may increase the benefits even more. During your consultation with your surgeon, you can discuss with him the best method for you.
· Stem cells offer the following benefits when injected:
· Stem cells grow new blood vessels to nourish the fat
· Release anti-inflammatory agents to aid healing
· Generate and release growth factors that tighten and rejuvenate skin
· A cutting edge option used around the world today
Procedure: Outpatient procedure
Duration: one hour or more
Anesthesia: sedation and/or local anesthesia.
Scars: no scars
Days to recover: 5 to 7 days
Regular activity: after one week
Post operative care after facial fat surgery:
Our medical team will provide you a detailed post op instructions sheet and will be available for any query you might have afterwards.
Swelling usually diminishes from the third day on, and social activities can be restarted after about one week if done on the face, sometimes with the help of some make-up. Your stitches will be removed at your first follow appointment at approximately 5-7 days post operatively. Do not press firmly on the area in to which the fat has been injected. Try to rest and sleep propped up with 2 - 3 pillows during the first week after your surgery, to help reduce any swelling and bruising. Strenuous exercise or anything that is likely to increase your blood pressure should not be resumed for 3 weeks.
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