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Fat Injection

Surg. Harun Şimşek MD

Fat Injection

As the age progresses, a little decrease occurs in the fat tissue of the face. This causes a collapse in the cheeks, a reduction in the fullness of the cheekbones and a hollow appearance around the nose and eyes. In the treatment of this condition, it is necessary to restore the lost volume of the face using filler materials. Filler materials can be synthetic or can be prepared by collecting from the individual’s own fat tissue.

During the procedure, the fat obtained from the individual’s own body using the liposuction method is given to the individual again by subjecting it to various operations. In order to collect fat, the areas where regional fat is abundant, such as abdomen, waist, hipline of the patient can be used. The advantage of using the individual’s own fat cells is that both the injection of a foreign substance into the body is avoided and the stem cells contained in the fat tissue are benefited. By means of stem cells contained in the fat tissue, vitality, brightness and freshness are created on the skin.

At the end of 6 months-1 year, a little dissolving will be observed in the fat injection area. If the remaining amount is insufficient, the procedure can be repeated. Although it is not the same for every person, 2-3 sessions of the application may sometimes be needed for a permanent result. If the fat taken for the injection is too much, it can be stored by freezing and used in other sessions. However, the frozen fat is less resistant than the freshly taken fat.

After the fat collection area is narcotized by local anaesthesia, the fat collected with the help of the cannula is subjected to some operations and prepared for the injection and given to the required areas using special injectors. It is normal to see swelling in the areas where the fat injection is performed, especially in the first 3 days, afterwards the swelling rapidly regresses. During this period, it is necessary to avoid the sun and to use a sunscreen.