Depending on aging, depression on cheek area, deepening of the facial lines, loss of volume around the eyes can be observed. Fat injection may be used to restore lost volume and regain oval shape of the face.
Fat injection( fat transfer or fat grafting ) is a procedure that transfers fat from areas in which a person has excess fat, into the required areas. This procedure is used not only to rejuvenate the face, but to also perform breast augmentation, hip enlargement or treatment of depressed scar. Waist, thighs and abdomen may become a donor site for fat grafting.
The advantages of using fat cells of one's own are not to give a foreign substance to the body, reduce the chance of allergic reactions to foreign substances and utilize the beneficial effects of stem cells in the fat tissue. adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are considered to be ideal for application in regenerative therapies. They make the skin look younger, fresher, and brighter. Fat transfer results are natural, long lasting and safe. However, multiple sessions may require to achieve desired look. The time between sessions varies from 6 months to 1 year depending on the Personal characteristics. Three sessions are often enough to achieve permanent results.
Small areas can be grafted under local anesthesia. If the multiple areas are treated, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia in the hospital. Patients are usually discharged on the same day and can return to their daily work in a few days. The swelling which occurs at the injection sites goes down rapidly after 3 days.