Facial Rejuvenation - Autologous Fat as a Soft Tissue Filler
Autologous fat is fat removed from one part of your body for use somewhere else, in this case the furrows and hollows of the face from which wrinkles and facial creases are formed.
Autologous fat is also suited to areas affected by scarring and aging-related fat loss.
The risk of rejection is low, as is the risk of allergy, because the fat is native.
Common treatment areas include the eyes, mouth and cheeks; however some people also have their hands treated, as the hands frequently become quite thin-looking with age.
Although not commonplace, autologous fat implants are also being used to increase breast and buttock size, as well as accentuate their shape.
Autologous Fat Injection Process
Fat liposuctioned from the thighs or abdomen is purified. Using a small needle, the fat is most often injected into the muscle tissue. This method maximizes results.
The process takes 30-60 minutes and may be performed in combination with a face lift or liposuction.
Post-treatment discomfort is typically minor.
Autologous fat implants dissipate over time because the fat is re-absorbed into the system, particularly in areas where there is poor blood supply.
Alternatives include facial muscle firming, skin lifting and general anti-aging skin treatments of the more therapeutic kind.
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