What is Nano fat grafting?
This is the recent technology as far as grafting of fat is concerned. Nano fat contains stem cells, which are then used rejuvenation of skin and treatment of wrinkles. This usually happens when one is injected with nanofat.
Nanofat and microfat grafting
Since nanofat is not sufficient for build-up of sufficient amount of fat, microfat grafting is the other option. Processes such as Sharp Knife Intradermal fat grafting or SNIF are used to for soft –tissue filling. In this process nanofat is packed as intradermal under the skin with the aim of obtaining high quality skin.
How long does nanofat grafting take to grow?
The results of non-fat grafting takes time-usually up to 3 months. It may present itself in the form of dark circles in areas of the body such as the eyes. This is usually due to a condition known as erythematous phase.
When combined with micro fat grafting, this technology is usually highly recommended for various applications. These include fighting facial wrinkles, rejuvenation of the face, lips, upper eyelids, perioral lines, lips, brow and neck line. Additionally, you will find it being used in the lower neck line, cheek and the temporal hallowing area.
Popularly known as fat grafting in the medical field- lipofilling is a well-researched and established technique. The procedure involves the use of the patient’s own fatty tissues for adding volume to the regions of the body that have flattened out due to the onset of age changes or have been that way right from the beginning. The fatty tissue is extracted from the patient’s body with the use of a cannula. This mildly invasive procedure is carried out by the placement of a tiny incision in the site of fat extraction. The fatty tissue is then filtered with the use of conventional techniques and administrated into the desired flattened-out site.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the procedure of lipofilling performed exactly?
In your initial visit to the physician, the site of fat extraction is determined. The common sites that are used for the extraction of fatty tissues are thigh, butt, abdomen, and forearm. The choice of anaesthesia used for this procedure depends on the amount of fat that needs to be extracted. The entire procedure gets completed within a time span of 1-3 hours, again depending on the amount of fat that needs to be extracted in the procedure. If the region of butt is chosen for fat extraction, then a tiny incision is placed in the region of lower buttock fold. The extracted fat is hygienically transferred into canisters. The incision of the butt would then be closed with fine suture material. This fat is again injected into the desired site with use of thin cannula.
Can I expect the desired results after one session of lipofilling?
The foremost importance should be given to the discussion of post-operative expectations with the concerned physician. In some advanced cases, 2- 3 repetitions of this same procedure may be required to obtain the desired level of results. This repetition can also be attributed to the fact that in most cases, the 50% portion of the injected fat gets reabsorbed. Most of the cases that have been advised repeated sessions of lipofilling are the ones that underwent fat loss due to the incidence of trauma, apoptosis, or having a victim to some sort of destructive cellular mechanism.
How much time would it take for me to recover from this procedure?
The recovery period varies from one lipofilling patient to another. The usual recovery that can be expected by the patients is of 2-4 weeks. The patients are advised full time rest in bed during their recovery period. The factors that can be accounted for deciding the recovery period are age, nutritional state of the body and natural healing ability of your body. Also, it goes without saying that the patients should refrain from performing any strenuous task at home during the time span of 2-4 weeks after the procedure’s performance.
Is it necessary to combine lipofilling with other procedures?
Frankly, it is the physician and the kind of results you desire that would require the blending of techniques like breast augmentation and liposuction contouring with lipofilling. Be sure to get all your doubts cleared by your surgeon before opting for the surgery.
What are the risks associated with this procedure?
Plastic surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries inherent risks and potential complications.
Please read our Risks and Complications of Plastic Surgery page.