Fat Injection – Fat Transfer
Fat injections, also known as fat fillers, are used to improve many different features of the body. With these, you can have your facial lines filled in, get your sunken cheekbones treated to make them appear plump, make your lips appear more supple, or your breasts enhanced. They can also be used to make scars disappear.
Repeated treatments may be necessary as fat injections are short -term solution to temporarily improve the appearance with the results lasting from a few weeks to one year. This depends largely on the extent of blood supply channels your body can provide to the migrated fat cells. However, since the fat used in the injection is taken directly from another area of your own body, there is no need for much concern.
In a fat transfer procedure, fat cells are extracted from a fat-rich area of your body such as buttocks, thighs, or stomach. These cells are then prepared using one of the several available techniques. The cells thus prepared (called stem cells) are finally transferred through an injection to fill the target area such as the lips area, the regions above or below the eyes, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds or the frown lines.
While the results in many cases last longer than those achieved through the use of traditional fillers, fat transfer as a treatment is not very predictable. Neither would fat fillers result in 100 percent improvement of the target areas. That said, if the treatment continues over time, more and more of the fat remains, and results may last longer, in some cases forever.
If traditional fillers do not seem to work for your situation you may consider fat injections. Additional skin-surface treatments such as chemical peel, or laser skin resurfacing may be recommended in conjunction with fat transfer. In more severe cases a surgical procedures may be more appropriate.
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