Fat grafting is also called Fat transfer, free Fat transfer, autologous Fat grafting or transfer, micro-lipoinjection, and Fat injections. For simplicity, we’ll just call it Fat grafting.
Fat grafting is the process of taking small amounts of Fat from one part of the body and depositing it elsewhere, where it is needed.
Fat can be grafted to the lips, the nasolabial folds (the folds from the corners of your mouth to your nose), the under eye areas, the cheeks and other parts of body like breast, buttocks, scars etc.. It is minimally invasive and can help correct problems such as acne scars and restore a youthful look to an aging face.
As an injectable filler, your own Fat is almost perfect. It is soft and feels natural, it does not cause immune problems, and you already have some! The Fat is harvested from some other spot on your body, such as your abdomen, and can be a by-product of liposuction if you are already going for one. The main downside to Fat grafting is that your body tends to absorb it at least to some degree.
The amount of Fat that is graftedand then absorbed by your body varies. Some studies have found that almost all the Fat is absorbed, but there have been a lot of improvements in harvesting, treating, and injecting the Fat and many cosmetic surgeons are reporting very good, lasting results. But many times more than one treatment sessions are needed.
A lot depends on factors including how the Fat was removed, how it was concentrated and treated, how much was injected, where it was injected, how you kept the treatment area right after treatment, and your metabolism and how well your body heals itself.
Fat grafting can be done on all areas of the face. However, the most common treatment sites are the areas under the eyes, the tear troughs under the eyes, the temples, the cheeks, the chin, the lips, the jaw line, the forehead, and the glabella (the area just above your nose in between the brows).
Fat grafting can also be used to help fill in scars on the face. These can be due to pimples or injury or burns. has been used on the buttocks, hips and thebreast. These latter areas need much larger amounts and multiple sittings. The site being treated must have good blood circulation. The fat should be deposited as tiny globules.
WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH FAT GRAFTING ?
The list is long.
Face, and breast are the common areas. The buttock fat grafting is reported to have high rate of problems.
For face—-enhancement, scars, depressions, glow
For skin anywhere—-burns scar