Autologous Fat Transfer
Your own body fat makes excellent soft tissue filler material. Fat injection transfers fat from one part of the body to another to re-contour the face; diminish frown lines, tear trough (eyes), crow’s feet and nasolabial folds (smile lines); and provide definition to areas like the cheeks and chin. It can also be used to fill out depressed scarred areas on any part of the body from poor liposuction or other surgeries.
The benefits of this type of dermal filler is that it is natural, non-allergenic, and is an in-office procedure that typically takes less than (30) minutes. Expected results of these procedures range between 3-5 years but also may become permanent. Harvest areas for fat include the lateral thigh and buttocks area and approximately 10cc of fat is extracted at one time. This is approximately (10) syringes of filler as compared to comparable HLA fillers (Restylane/Juvederm) and can be reinjected anywhere to the face and body. The procedure is very comfortable to the patient as tumescent anesthesia is used where the patient is conscious and alert throughout. The amount of anesthesia used is less than a dental block and the incision portal (harvesting point) is very small and is covered by a small bandage. Post-care instruction is minimal and the procedure can be repeated without compromise or contraindication.
For total correction to be achieved in various body areas it may require (2) procedures to get desired results. Body fat cannot be overfilled since live fat needs to adhere with live soft tissue in order to become vascularized back as part of your body’s own skin. Typically only 70% of the fat injected in (1) session adheres to the body and even though we overfill the fat to some degree there is only a marginal overfill we can achieve in allowing for adhesion to occur in soft tissues. Results are immediate and are long lasting which makes this the best dermal filler available.
Enjoy the benefits of being able to utilize an almost unlimited supply of dermal fillers to achieve correction in areas that HLA dermal fillers cannot be injected or would be cost inhibitive to use. Take advantage of this natural approach to correcting fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and augmentation capabilities. Look younger naturally and learn the secrets of others in keeping up their youthful appearance – create the new you!