Posted on September 7th, 2012 in
Body Surgery, Face, Non-Surgical Enhancement
Fat transfer injections are one of the most natural procedures available, due to the basic procedure, which involves the use of the patient’s own fat as an injectable filler. These procedures provide the double benefit of fat removal and increased volume to the target area. Their wild success has led to the development of uses for this procedure throughout the body and refined techniques for each.
According to recent research that was published in the September 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
the variance in the use of this procedure has become so large that new naming methods may be needed. As reported in a recent article
these surgical techniques have been constantly evolving, producing more effective procedures and dramatic results.
Fat Grafting for Facial Fillers, Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction
Initially begun as a simple procedure to replace tissue loss due to disease and other causes, fat injections have benefited by advancements at each stage in the procedure. They are now used to restore volume to the face through facial fillers
, enhance areas of the body through a Brazilian butt lift or breast augmentation
, and various other forms of restoration.
In the words of the researchers, “Thirty years after the inception of lipoaspirate injection, autologous fat transplantation has evolved from an underrated, oversimplified procedure to at least four different strategies that take into account harvesting technique, lobular size, processing of the graft, [and] injection technique.”
Working in Boston and Texas, researchers Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio and Dr. Rod J. Rohrich have had extensive experience with the many aspects of fat transfer. This procedure begins with the targeted removal of excess fat through liposuction
. This fat is then purified through a specialized procedure to maximize its effectiveness, and reinjected carefully into the treatment areas. This injection technique is done at various depths and spacings to ensure the best possible results.