Fat injection is the process of removing fat tissues from one part of the body where there is an excess amount, and injecting it into another area to add fullness. The procedure is also referred to as fat transfer, fat grafting, or autologous fat transfer. Fat injections are often used to augment the face, hands, lips, buttocks, and also for breast reconstruction.
Fat grafting has been performed for many years but the procedure has evolved, and processing has been refined to yield better results.
Fat Injection Procedure
The multi-step procedure involves first extracting or harvesting the fat and purifying it, before finally injecting it into the areas that have lost fat. Fat is typically harvested from parts of the body with excess fat deposits such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs. This is done by way of liposuction. The fat is processed in a centrifuge designed for the purpose, before being injected into the recipient site that needs to be enhanced.
Fat injection is a minimally invasive procedure, so patients will experience only slight discomfort, such as limited swelling and bruising. This generally clears within 2 weeks. In order to achieve optimal results, patients should avoid stressing the recipient sites during recovery.
Fat Injections for Facial Rejuvenation
Fat injections can be used to rejuvenate several areas on the face. They are especially effective when used to plump sunken cheeks, and fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and under eye bags.
How long do Fat Injections Last?
Most (not all) of the fat cells will survive immediately after the procedure. As long as the fat transfer is done properly, the cells that survive will remain in place permanently.
If you would like to find out more about fat injections, call us at (304)-925-4665, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Abdalla Bandak.