Fat Injection

What Is Fat Injection?

Fat injection is the process of transferring fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your breasts, buttocks or face.

Which Areas On the Body Can It Be Applied?

Fat tissue can be removed from the area around the buttocks, belly or thighs. After several procedures, it increases the volume on the area where it is injected, removes wrinkles.

Facial fat injection is considered as one of the most preferred procedures. Besides, with fat injection the breast, lip, cheek and forehead volume can be increased and cheekbones can become more prominent. How deep the injection will be made in the skin depends on the location and depth of the wrinkles.

As some of the fat tissue can be absorbed by the body over time, sometimes a second or third injection is needed and the sessions may need to be repeated within 6 months for the permanence of the process.

Fat injection can be performed to thicken the lips, fill deep wrinkles at the edge of the mouth, make the cheekbones prominent or slightly enlarge the lower jaw. In addition, in some cases, a later surgical intervention can be performed for trial purposes. For example, a patient who needs a cheekbone filling with a permanent implant can request a trial fat injection. Fat injection can also be used to correct the shape of the hips, remove a cavitation, deformities caused by previous aesthetic operations and eliminate dentations after some accidents.

How is Fat Tissue Removed and Injected?

An incision of about 3-4 millimeters is made for fat tissue that can be removed from the abdomen, buttocks, inner or outer thighs or under the chin. Fat tissues are removed using special cannulas. Fat tissue, which goes through processes such as washing, centrifugation, is injected into the areas where it is needed with the help of special injectors.

The operation takes about 30 to 60 minutes under local anesthesia or sedation. Excess fats can be stored in sterile tubes in appropriate cooling devices. In this way, it can be re-injected when needed. However, even if this method is preferred by the patients, surgeons prefer the fresh removal and use of fat tissue against the risk of infection and the deterioration of fat cells.

Post – Operative Considerations?

Fat injection operation does not require hospitalization. The patient can go home the same day after the operation. Fat injection, usually does not affect the person’s routine, except for the first few days. There is no excessive pain after the operation. The first two days should be rested due to excessive edema and bruises that may occur in some areas. This condition returns to normal within 7-10 days.

The more fat cells injected into the new place remain alive, the more permanent the fat injection becomes.

Currently, with some recently developed devices, fat tissue can be transferred to a suitable area without coming into contact with air. This, in turn, leads to less tissue loss and extends the duration of permanence. The proportion of fat cells that remain alive varies depending on the surgical material used, the way the fat is removed and delivered and fat transfer through various procedures. The chances of success are higher in permanence in immobile areas.


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