Fat tissue transplant
The aging process is responsible for the majority of noticeable changes in appearance. Over the years, the skin produces less and less collagen and elastin, which leads to flaccidity and wrinkles on the face. An additional factor responsible for this state of affairs are exposure to the sun and other environmental factors. Patients complain that at some point the changes are so significant that a completely different person is looking at them in the mirror. Fortunately, there are already natural ways to reverse this process and restore youthful vitality.
The fat graft is targeted at those patients who are looking for the most natural, but at the same time long-lasting way to rejuvenate the face or fill other body cavities.
To qualify for the fat graft procedure, the patient must have enough body fat on the stomach, hips or thighs.
A fat tissue transplant provides the following benefits:
- Reduces wrinkles in the lower and upper parts of the face
- Modeling of the cheekbone area
- Reverses the “collapse” effect of the temple
- Fills and refreshes the area under the eyes
- Completion of post-traumatic defects of body
What does a fat graft look like?
The first stage of the procedure, i.e. liposuction, in most cases is performed using local anesthesia. To allow the insertion of the cannula, the doctor makes micro cuts on the skin. Fat cells are collected through them. The whole process takes about an hour, depending on the amount of tissue removed. The incisions are usually very small and do not require stitching, and small dressings protect them during healing. After completing this stage, the patient rests, preparing for the second stage of the procedure.
At this time, the adipose tissue is prepared for transplantation, by properly cleaning it in the centrifuge. This stage of treatment is similar to an injection of dermal filler, but instead of a synthetic substance, the natural material taken from the patient’s body is used. Injections are made using a small needle, creating minimal discomfort. If necessary, you can use anesthetic cream. This stage of the procedure takes only a few minutes.
Convalescence after the fat graft procedure is associated mainly with its first stage, i.e. the collection of adipose tissue. There may be swelling and bruising around the incisions and areas where fat has been removed. They usually disappear within a week or two. Most patients return to daily activities within about one week. Where the adipose tissue has been transplanted, the effects can last for several years. The same is true of the places where it was taken – the slender parts of the body can remain so if the patient maintains a constant body weight.
Fat grafting is an effective method to fight wrinkles, provided that the surgery is carried out by an experienced plastic surgeon. Appropriate knowledge and skills will allow to achieve lasting and natural effects.