FAT GRAFTING

Fat grafting is also called as fat transfer. It is a procedure that involves transferring fat from the parts of the body that have excess fat to another part of the body which maybe lacking a little volume.

The areas from where fat is taken maybe the organs that contain excess fat such as thighs or the abdomen part. The areas that lack fat maybe face, hands, breasts or buttocks.

PROCEDURE

The necessary fat is obtained by one or several 3-5 mm incisions. The fat is taken from the thighs or abdomen range. This fat is evenly distributed into the area by injecting minute amounts, to make sure that the injected fat is well surrounded by healthy tissue. So that the transplanted fat gets supplied with oxygen and nutrients.

SIDE EFFECTS

This method has the least chance of having any side effects. In most of the rare cases the donor area and the treated area may have bruising, swelling (especially if the lips are treated) or tenderness.

RECOVERY

Though a little swelling may be seen, it will be gone by the third day. Patient may get back to normal activities.

RESULTS

  • Correction of wrinkles & folds
  • Correction of dents & irregularities
  • Volume augmentation of treated areas such as cheeks, cheek bones and the chin
  • Improved quality of skin
  • Once the body absorbs a 30%-50% fat this correction can be considered to be permanent

TREATMENT COST

Cost varies from case to case, and depends on the area that is being treated. It is suggested to take a personal consultation with the doctor for the exact price.

NANO FAT GRAFTING

One of the revolutionary technique that is gaining popularity and growing with a good reason is Nano fat grafting. It is also known as micro fat grafting. This is a specialized technique that targets skin areas that are very fine and delicate.

Nano fat grafting is different from structural fat grafting. Nano fat grafting procedure targets fine lines and wrinkles whereas structural fat grafting is used to revive the facial structure, which means restoring overall facial volume. These two procedures are performed together to achieve best results.

Difficult wrinkles on the chest, neck and hands can also be treated with this technique.

PROCEDURE

The process begins with the donor fat being extracted using a long thin tube, common areas of donor fat are flank, knees, buttocks, abdomen and outer thighs. Now this fat is to be refined into micro level or the Nano level (very small particles of fat). These are much smaller particles than used in structural fat grafts. These particles are spin in a centrifuge (equipment of the laboratory) in order to separate them from any other fluids. It also helps us to select the best quality particles by filtration. Once the filtration or purification is done the fat is injected to the desired areas.

The Nano size fat survival chance is higher. If the fat tissue is larger in size it may affect the blood supply level of the area that underwent surgery.