May be Autologous fat injections A great way to restore your youth, where you can use the natural fat from one part of your body to restore another area, this procedure, also known as microinjection of fat, may help you regain your confidence by rejuvenating your appearance at the Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Center in Hurghada.
What is autologous fat injection?
There are several terms used to describe the transfer of fat from one part of the body to another. Some examples include fat injection, fat transfer, and fat injection. All of these terms describe the technique of using fat as a natural filler to improve the appearance of the face.
Autologous fat injections aim to rejuvenate the face by enhancing volume, modifying facial lines and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It helps restore the plumpness of facial tissue lost with age. It has also been shown to improve skin quality and texture, and is commonly used on areas such as the cheeks, lips, and eyelids, and for wrinkles around the mouth (muppet lines and nasolabial lines).
Fat transfer rejuvenates the face by changing the volume and contours of the face, but only minimally lifts or tightens tissue. Patients with severe lax or sagging facial and neck skin may benefit most from a facelift or neck lift. You will discuss the most suitable facial rejuvenation options for you and your goals during your consultation with the plastic surgeon at the Freshness Center for Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic in Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate.
Who is a suitable candidate for autologous fat injection?
Facial rejuvenation by autologous fat injection is an excellent option for patients who want to increase the volume of certain areas of the face or restore volume lost with age. The fat injected into these areas increases volume and improves body shape to give you a more youthful appearance.
Fat transfer is also useful for making up for lost volume causing wrinkles and flaking. The fat transferred to deep smile lines, mouth corners, hollow eyes and sagging cheeks can restore volume and improve the effects of aging.
Your plastic surgeon will meet with you at Nadara Skin, Laser & Aesthetic Center in Hurghada for a consultation and to review your concerns and desired changes, as well as your medical history to determine if a face or neck lift surgery is the right procedure for you. Physical conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, kidney disease, heart problems and other serious conditions, will be evaluated.
What is done during autologous fat injection?
Facial rejuvenation with autologous fat injection is performed as a procedure for patients under local or general anaesthesia, and you will return home the same day of the surgery. The fat is taken from your body and transferred to another area of your body specifically the face for facial rejuvenation. The most common areas for fat intake are; Are the belly, thighs and love handles. The fat is used as a natural filler, donated from your body and transferred back to your body, so there is no risk of disease transmission or rejection of the material.
There is a certain amount of transferred fat that dissolves (known as resorption); Because adipose tissue depends on the blood supply available at the place where it is injected. Given this expected loss, an additional amount of fat is injected at the time of surgery for overcorrection. This is to compensate for the resorption that will occur.
The majority of resorption is expected to occur in the first 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. After that, the remaining volume is expected to be permanent. To take the fat, a small incision is made near the area with excess fat for donation and liposuction is performed. For fat injection, a small incision is made in the face near the area that requires volume, contour, and rejuvenation. The incisions are strategically placed in natural wrinkles to reduce their appearance, and should be unnoticeable once healed.
What do you expect in the recovery period?
After the surgery, you'll be able to go home the same day with a family member or friend once the effects of the general anesthesia wear off. During the day you should rest at home and not engage in any physical activity that raises your heart rate or blood pressure for a week after surgery. But you can do light leisure activities, such as reading or using the computer. At night, you should sleep with your head raised on pillows or in a reclining chair. Raising your head helps reduce swelling in your face.
You can expect mild pain, and you may feel bruising in the areas where the fat was taken. Therefore, you will be prescribed pain relievers by a doctor at the Freshness Center for Dermatology, Laser and Aesthetics in Hurghada. You should expect some bruising and swelling for the first 1-2 weeks, but this bruising and swelling will gradually improve each week. You can also expect to gradually increase your activities 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. However, you should not engage in any strenuous activities until 4 to 6 weeks have passed since the surgery.
Autologous fat injection results
Fat transfer can help rejuvenate your face by reducing the visible signs of facial aging, which may include deep lines under the eyelids and around the nose to the corner of the mouth as well as improving the shape of the cheeks. Although there is some fat resorption, the results of a fat transfer are permanent. However, fat transfer does not stop the aging process.
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Possible risks and complications of autologous fat injection
As with any surgery, there are some common complications that may occur, and these include:
- Bleeding (hematoma formation).
- poor wound healing;
- Unfavorable scars.
- Pain (which may persist after the incisions have healed).
- Facial asymmetry.
- infection facial nerve.
- Numbness or changes in skin sensation.
- Irregularity in the area where the fat was taken from, and the need for revision surgery.
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When can the final results of the surgery be seen?
Healing after autologous fat injection for facial rejuvenation is a gradual process. There will usually be only a small incision, but there will be some bruising and swelling that will generally settle within two weeks after surgery. Some mild swelling may persist for several months, and it may take up to a year for full results to appear.
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One of the team members of the Freshness Center for Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetology in Hurghada can explain the process Autologous fat injections More details for you, so feel free to contact our center if you have any questions.