What is fat injection?
Fat injection might be the suitable method for the correction of subcutaneous soft tissue deficiencies or deformities in any part of the body. Fat tissues extracted from the belly, waist and hips go through certain processes to be prepared for injection, and then injected to the application area with special injectors. Although it can be applied to every part of the body such as breasts, buttocks and hands, it is most commonly used on face. Lip, chin, nasolabial folds, cheekbone and forehead are the most common application areas on the face. Fat injections, which were previously used only for the purpose of benefiting from the filler effect, are also used for skin rejuvenation procedures today, as they are rich in adult type stem cells and it is established that they lead to a significant increase in the skin quality where they are injected.
How is the procedure performed?
It is usually performed under local anaesthesia. After being harvested from the belly, waist or buttocks, fat tissues go through a series of purification processes and become injectable. Necessary amount is then injected to suitable places.
Patients are often discharged on the same day. There might be mild swelling and bruising which diminish within a week. Patients can return to work within the first week. It does not leave a scar on the area where fat is harvested or injected. Since some of the fat cells injected may dissolve within six months, it may be necessary to repeat multiple sessions in order to achieve long-term results.