Fat grafting is a revolutionary new way to restore the youthful appearance of the face by sculpting it into the desired shape. During the aging process, there is a loss of volume as well as a change in the character of skin.
What happens to the face as it ages?
This volume is lost from several areas of the face leading to the following:
- Sunken eyes
- Hollow cheeks
- Deep naso-labial lines (lines from nose to mouth)
- Hollow temples
- Deep wrinkles over face, neck, and hands
Along with this, the skin also loses its elasticity and normal character. Also, facial deformities can be caused by any disease, burns or scarring.
What is fat grafting?
Fat grafting is a simple procedure to restore the volume and as a result, the youthful look of the face. Along with this, stem cells can be processed from fat and utilized to rejuvenate the aged or scarred skin.
Who is a good candidate?
Good candidates are usually young adults above 18 (though good results can be attained in older age groups). It is best if the candidate has a clear idea of what they are looking for with realistic expectations and positive goals.
What areas can fat grafting be used on?
Can fat be used for wrinkles?
Yes, fat can also be injected into deep wrinkles.
Can fat grafting help for scars?
Fat grafting can be used to correct deformities and improve scars caused by
- Stretch marks
What happens during the fat grafting procedure?
Your own body fat from the abdomen or thighs is harvested by simple suction (called liposuction) through a syringe or machine under local anesthesia. It is then processed into small droplets and stem cells. The processed fat is then injected into the desired areas of the face once again under local anesthesia.
How does fat grafting work?
It works in two ways;
- As the fat is your own body tissue, it gets accepted (there is no rejection), develops its blood supply and lasts for a long period. The fat cells survive and keep their volume as new blood supply grows into them.
- Fat is rich in stem cells, and we process the fat to yield Nano fat that is rich with stem cells. This is injected directly into the skin. The stem cells stimulate other cells in the skin resulting in increased collagen and subsequently, younger-looking skin.