It has been experienced for years that fat injection applications give aesthetically satisfying results. However, in some patients, the rate of persistence of these results has not been satisfactory.
Nowadays, thanks to the developing technology, the excess fat removed from your body is enriched with your stem cells which have been isolated from that fat and injected to another region requiring treatment, which has increased the persistence of the results to a great extent.
Fat injection is injection into another area requiring treatment of fat which has been taken from your body by liposuction and filtered for removal of thick particles.
It is possible to perform fat injection anywhere requiring treatment in the body. In recent years, there's been a demand for this procedure most commonly for face, breast and buttock areas.
In the past, it was believed that the highest amount of stem cells can be obtained bone marrow. It is now known that the amount of stem cells in fat is 4 times greater than that in bone marrow. In this way, rich stem cells isolated from fat are used during injection.
Part of the fat taken from the person by liposuction method is sent to a special stem cell laboratory for isolation of stem cells from the fat, which are then injected into the areas where fat injection has been applied.
Another option is to mix the stem cell obtained during the operation with the patient's fat and apply fat injection to the area requiring treatment.
It was seen that in fat injection applications without using stem cell technology, only 20% -30% of the fat remains in the body in 1 year, whereas in such applications with added stem cells, that ratio increases to 50%-80% depending on the region.
Fat is removed from a part of the body with excess fat. Fat is usually removed from abdomen, legs or hips.
First, the specialist should determine the regions from where fat will be removed and those into where fat will be injected.
You should avoid smoking and alcohol use as well as taking blood thinners before surgery.
Fat injection operation takes about 1-6 hours depending on the number of areas where injection will be applied and the amount of fat to be injected.
Anyone who has no medical condition that prevents surgery and requires fat filling and from whose body fat can be removed can have fat injection.
Fat cells cannot be stored. However, stem cells derived from fat can be stored.
Fat which has not been enriched with stem cells is absorbed by 70-80%, whereas fat enriched with stem cells is absorbed by 20-50%.
Different anesthetic methods are employed according to the application area. General or local anesthesia or local anesthesia accompanied by sedation may be preferred. For example, for an application for the nose alone, local anesthesia will suffice.
Any edema and mild bruising in the respective region after fat injection will gradually subside in 1 week.
You may have mild ache in the fat injection site on the first day. You may have pain in the area from where fat has been removed for 1-2 days, which can be resolved with simple painkillers.
This procedure does not have any specific side effects.
The rate of fat that has remained unabsorbed each time you have a fat injection will last for life, and this rate will be much higher in the case of stem cell enriched fat injection.
If the structure of breasts is suitable, this procedure may provide fuller breast appearance. This issue should be evaluated together with the plastic surgeon. In some cases, it may be necessary to use implants and fat injection together.