Anti-Ageing Using Your Own Fat
Fat Injections can be an effective way to reduce wrinkles, acne scarring and regain a more youthful appearance. Fat Injections (also known as fat grafting) is the technique of moving fat from one area of the body to another to improve contour, correct defects, or enhance features.
A fat injection procedure is a two-step process: first the donor site is cleansed and then anaesthetised. Then, fat is harvested through a liposuction cannula (tube) from the abdomen or hips. After extraction it is aspirated and washed in saline to remove damaged fat cells prior to injection. Once treated, the fat cells are then injected with a small syringe into the desired locations.
Multiple injections are required to achieve the desired result. The treatment usually takes about ninety minutes depending on how many injections are needed to achieve your goals. You should be able to leave the same day that you have the treatment.
Results vary significantly with each individual patient. Some patients have reported results lasting a year or more, but the majority of patients find that at least half of the injected fullness disappears within three to six months. Repeat injections may therefore be necessary.
As with any medical procedure there can be side effects. Most people experience some swelling and redness for the first twenty four to forty eight hours. Itching and mild discomfort is not uncommon. There is no risk from allergic reaction because the fat is harvested from your own body. Infection is extremely rare and if needed, antibiotics will be given for five days.
*Please note that in terms of results and expectations, there are numerous variables with every patient, each surgery and every recovery and healing period.