Fat injection is a process of transferring of fat cells from one place to another with a needle. Fat is usually taken from abdomen. The fat cells continue to live in their new location, where they act as a filler. The success of fat injections depends on the continuing survival of the cells. If the cells die after a few weeks all filling effect will disappear. In short, dead fats melt. There are many different techniques to make fat injections, fats mainly are removed with special liposuction cannula, then transferred with a syringe and to a new location. In both stages there is no need to cut and suture. The success of above mentioned procedure depends on the technique used.
Care must be taken to prevent the contact of extracted fat with air. Thus the injected fat will melt and long-term persistence will be provided. Fat injection is often applied to the facial area. A little amount of fat can be injected to thicken the lips, fill in deep wrinkles around the mouth, plump cheekbones and even slightly grew the lower jaw. Fat injections are frequently used to fix the but shape, to enlarge the contours of the legs, to correct the deformities of liposuctions previously made. Also this procedure is being applied to after some accidents. For example, trough on forehead occured can be filled in with this fat.
- First examination should be done carefully by your doctor.
- Your skin and muscles should be carefully evaluated and your wishes considered.
- You should give accurate information about your patient story to your doctor.
- Your anamnesis about drug allergies, medications used, the previous operation story should be determined.
The operation lasts 1-2 hours depending on the area of implementation.
Side effects and risks:
Temporary swelling and numbness can be felt on the treated area as well as adipose tissue may melt more than being considered and repetition of the procedure may be required.
A patient can turn back to work after 1-2 days. Overactivities are not recommended during 1 week. More strenuous physical activities can be done on the second week.
Procedure and anesthesia
The operation is performed in hospital under local anesthesia + sedation.
The result is long lasting