Fat transfer and nano-fat transfer procedures are two natural ways to add volume and fullness to various areas of the body. These procedures use the patient’s own unwanted fat cells, taken from an area like the abdomen, hips or thighs, and use those cells as a natural filler to augment other areas like the face, hands, breasts or buttocks. Both steps of these procedures can be performed in a single, outpatient treatment session, and recovery after the procedures is usually minimal. A patient can have either a fat transfer procedure, nano-fat transfer procedure or both procedures, depending on their intended cosmetic goals. Both natural filler treatments are highly customizable and can be tailored to the unique needs and desired outcomes of each patient.
Who is it for?
Fat transfers and nano-fat transfers are appropriate for men and women that have excess fat cells in one area and a second area in need of additional volume and fullness. There must be sufficient fat to draw from to perform the desired augmentation, especially for breast or buttock augmentation. Because the patient’s own cells are used as a natural filler and injected for the augmentation portion of the procedure, there is typically much less worry of an infection or allergic reaction to the injections.*
What areas do fat transfer and nano-fat transfer procedures enhance?
Fat transfer and nano-fat transfer procedures can enhance many areas of the body.
Fat transfer can be used to enhance the following areas:
- Natural Dermal Filler for the Face (cheeks, lips, jawline)
- Natural Hand Renewal (reduce the aged appearance caused by prominent veins)
- Brazilian Butt Lift (also known as natural butt augmentation)
- Natural Breast Augmentation (as an alternative to synthetic implants)
Nano-fat transfer, also known as micro-fat transfer or grafting, is a procedure that is less invasive as much less fat needs to be drawn out. They can serve as a natural filler and provides individuals with natural, direct and permanent benefits to many the back of the hand and many facial areas, which include:
- Revolumization of the entire face providing a more youthful appearance
- Improvements to the temples, cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, oral commissures and jawline
- A long-term reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and facial hollows all over the face
- Improvements to vertical lip lines and tear troughs
- Long-lasting, natural rejuvenation of the entire facial area
- Improved contours in areas where fat is removed for the facial rejuvenation
How does it work?
The first step in the fat transfer procedure is the removal of excess fat from areas like the midsection, back, hips and thighs. At Dermacare, we use laser-assisted liposuction for this purpose, since it effectively removes fat with fewer side effects. The laser used in this procedure liquefies fat cells for generally easier removal while tightening skin in the treatment area for a typically smoother result.*
Once the fat is removed, it is purified and prepared for the injection process. Injections are placed in strategic areas in the second treatment area to produce natural fullness and additional volume. Injections may take just a few minutes to complete and usually involve minimal discomfort. There is typically no downtime after the injections, although butt injections may require you from minimizing pressure on your backside for a few days.
Nano-fat transfer procedures rely on the same principles as fat transfer procedures. However, because nano-fat procedures involve the grafting of less fat, a needle and syringe can be used for the extraction of the excess fat required. Use of a syringe for fat extraction results in less discomfort and downtime than laser liposuction. Patients will only require local anesthesia during their nano-fat transfer procedure and also return home immediately after treatment.
What results can I expect?
Individual results may vary. Results of a fat transfer or nano-fat transfer can usually be seen right away and can improve as the body heals from the procedure. Fat transfer is considered a long-term cosmetic procedure as long as a healthy weight is maintained after treatment. Most patients find the results of fat transfer can also look and feel more natural than procedures using synthetic implants. Recipients of a nano-fat transfer will also have visible and long-lasting results that begin to appear after three months and are fully developed approximately 12 months after treatment.
Schedule A Consultation
Fat transfer and nano-fat transfer procedures offer individuals effective methods of sculpting the body through natural fillers that remove unwanted pockets of fat in one area of the body while creating luscious curves in another area. To learn more about your natural filler options, contact us at one of our Dermacare offices: Rancho Bernardo at 858-257-1355 or Carlsbad at 760-547-7866.
*Disclaimer – Individual results may vary.