In our practices, we are always on the lookout for innovative procedures and techniques so we can meet the diverse needs of our patients. Of late, there has been more interest in fat transfer to the face, natural breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, and anti-aging stem cell skin care.
The actual fat grafting procedure may be called by a number of various terms: autologous fat transfer, microlipoinjections, or fat grafting, to name just a few.
Autologous is a term that simply means the fat and cells being transferred come from the patient’s own body.
Facts About Stem Cell and Fat Transfer to the Face
To perform facial fat transfer today, surgery includes a combination of treatments. First comes tumescent liposuction, during which excess fat from areas such as the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen, is removed (harvested) and then purified to remove other fluid components.
Following the liposuction and purification of fat removed from the donor site, the finished product can be immediately injected directly into the site(s) which the surgeon has designated after careful evaluation.
Our patients are diverse and use this treatment for a number of different goals. Fat transfer to the face can correct depressions, dips, pitted areas, acne scars, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases, and can plump cheeks, lips, or be used around the eyes.
Fat, once transferred to the face, provides the best cosmetic correction to dips, wrinkles, and creases. It carries no risk of rejection as synthetic dermal fillers can, it is able to be cryopreserved for later use in future treatments, and is the most plentiful and renewable source of natural cushion available.
Fat Grafting to the Buttocks and Breasts
The use of stem cell and fat transplants may also be used to enhance areas of the body such as the buttocks, breasts, and in some cases, the abdomen.
Some surgeons skillfully address the issue of abdominoplasty gone badly with this very procedure. By removing excess fat from one area and transplanting it into divots created by a bad abdominoplasty, the surgeon can eliminate contour irregularities and improve body shape naturally.
A newly-popular procedure that women all around the U.S. are undergoing is the Brazilian Butt Lift, which is fat grafting to the buttocks. Since there is no way for some people to add volume to their buttocks, even through daily exercise, the most suitable approach to obtaining fuller contours of the backside is this cosmetic treatment.
Performed in a similar fashion to a natural breast augmentation with fat, the Brazilian butt lift includes the removal of fat using liposuction, and fat injections into the buttocks, thus producing a lifted, rounder appearance.
Pros and Cons of Fat Grafting
Fat grafting treatment produces optimal results in most cases. As to be expected, the body does reabsorb a bit of the fat transferred during the initial procedure. When getting treatment from an experienced fat transfer/stem cell specialist, however, the surgeon anticipates this re-absorption, and injects a little extra fat keeping re-absorption in mind.
On the plus side, about 75% of the transferred fat and stem cells has been shown to remain in the new areas after the three month mark.
To discover the benefits of fat transfer to the face, visit our fat grafting New York City and Long Island surgeons for a free consultation today.
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