Quote from our Founder, Medical Director and Plastic Surgeon, 111 Harley St.
Facial fat transfer, also known as facial fat injections or sometimes face fat injections is a very quick, minor surgical procedure made simple through Dr Yannis’ expertise.
You can expect him to first numb the area that the fat will be removed from – typically the stomach – but it can also be removed from most areas that accumulate excess fat, such as the arms or thighs.
Click on the image to watch Dr Yannis perform this procedure at our 111 Harley St. clinic
What to expect
Once you have been numbed, Dr Yannis will then begin harvesting the fat cells, and the amount extracted will depend on the volume you wish to gain. Typically this is around six syringes full.
Using live fat cells means it is 100% compatible when reintroduced, as mentioned earlier, meaning the risk of rejection is eliminated.
Once the fat has been removed, your Plastic Surgeon, Dr Yannis will then place the syringes in a centrifuge.
A centrifuge is a type of medical device which spins the fat so it separates from the blood, plasma and more. What’s left is pure fat which Dr Yannis will then inject into your desired treatment area.
The results can be seen immediately in a similar way to Dermal Fillers, but unlike Dermal Fillers, the results of Facial Fat Injections lasts for many years.
Initially, you should expect approximately 30-40% of fat re-absorption as some fat cells will settle and and as the fat begins to settle, you’ll have a final indication after around twelve weeks. The restorative effect of fat stem cell rejuvenation will last for many years.
What areas can you add facial fat into?
Facial fat transfer can be performed on most areas of the body. Most common areas are:
“People often forget about the hands when it comes to rejuvenation, but this area is prone to the signs of ageing, more so than the face.”
Fat Injections can also be performed on the hands to counteract the effects of ageing, hollowness and prominent veins that contribute to aged hands.
Dr Yannis’ reputation is global. As our founder of 111 Harley St. and 111SKIN, he first visioned the 360-degree clinical care space that our clinic is today.
Why 111 Harley St.? We are unique because of our range of surgical and non-surgical procedures performed by specialist, world-class professionals.
Dr Yannis is one of them. His surgical expertise has ensured 111 Harley St. remains at the forefront of surgical innovation.
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