Fat injection; It is the process of plumping the transplant area by injecting the fat taken from certain parts of the body into the area to be volumized after undergoing special procedures. The procedure, also known as lipoinjection or lipofilling, is a procedure performed only in elite centers, requires experience and is performed by specialist physicians.
Fat injection, which can be applied to most parts of the body to provide volume and fullness; It is especially needed in the face, chest and butt areas. The result of the fat injection procedure, which does not leave any scars in the long term after the application, becomes completely evident 1 month after the procedure.
Donor Areas for Fat Injection
The abdomen, waist and buttocks are common donor areas for lipoinjection. In addition, fat taken from the arm and leg areas of patients who have undergone classical liposuction, and even fat taken from the under-eye bags of patients who have eyelid aesthetics can also be used for fat injection after appropriate procedures.
In the fat injection procedure, the most frequently demanded transplantation area for transferring the fat is the face area. Lip thickening, filling the deep lines on the edge of the lips, chin tip clarification, plumping the cheekbones, filling the wrinkles on the face give very successful results with fat injection. In addition; breast augmentation, elimination of leg curvatures, buttock plumping, correction of deformation caused by liposuction, correction of the shape of the hips are among the procedures performed with lipofilling application.
Is fat injection a permanent procedure?
The more tissue loss can be prevented in fat cells transferred to a new area, the more permanent and successful results the procedure gives. Thanks to the developing technology, the fat obtained from the donor area can be transferred without tissue loss with the help of devices that stop contact with air. In addition, the way the fat is harvested and transferred and the surgical materials used are factors that affect the survival time of fat tissues.
Is it possible to store the fat cells removed?
It is possible to preserve the harvested fat cells in a suitable sterile and cooling environment for later use. These preserved fats can be used in subsequent injection procedures, eliminating the hassle of fat retrieval.
Things to consider before and after fat injection
- Blood thinners should not be taken for 10 days before the operation.
- If the patient is taking regular medications, he/she should inform his/her doctor before the procedure.
- After the operation, a cold compress should be applied to reduce edema.
- There is no harm in washing the application area the next day.
- Moisturizer can be applied to the injection area the day after the procedure.
- 4-5 days after the application, the procedure area can be gently massaged. (Massage will help to dissipate the edema.)
- Avoid excessive heat and steam after the procedure (heat and steam may cause increased edema).