Restore a More Youthful Appearance with Fat Transfer

by: Mia Alexander

Fat transfer involves the use of one’s own fat to recontour the body, add volume to areas which lack it, and correct other physical flaws. It can restore a more youthful appearance. People who opt for liposuction surgery can go in for this procedure. The excess fat or adipose tissue removed is injected into another area of the patient’s body to enhance it. One of the greatest advantages is that your own fat is a natural filler that your body would not reject.

How Fat Harvesting is Done

The plastic surgeon evaluates the patient and selects an appropriate donor site. This could be the stomach, the thighs, the buttocks, or the inner part of the knees.
The patient is administered local anesthesia.
The fat is gently suctioned off using a minimally invasive laser liposuction procedure. Technologies like SmartLipo Triplex offer smooth and hassle-free lipolysis.
The fat is processed immediately and the healthy fat cells are isolated for use.
The healthy fat cells are immediately injected using a small syringe into the area which needs more volume or correction.

Breast augmentation and buttock enhancement or Brazilian butt lift are plastic surgery procedures that benefit from fat transfer. The harvested fat can be also used to correct facial imperfections. Fat injections can give you fuller lips and cheeks, and also improve the appearance of depressions, wrinkles and scars, thereby making you look much younger.

The two main advantages of fat transfer are:

There is no possibility of an allergic reaction or rejection by your body as it is your own tissue
The injected adipose tissue contains a large amount of stem cells which encourage new blood vessel growth, ensuring its long-term survival.
It avoids the issues and complications associated with artificial fillers.

Are You the Right Candidate?

Cosmetic surgery with fat injections can be performed on both young and old male and female patients. You have to be healthy and not suffer from any diseases or pre-existing medical conditions. Though your goal is to restore a more youthful appearance with fat transfer, you must have realistic expectations. Recovery is quick and downtime minimal if the area treated is not extensive.