Fat injection or fat transfer is the use of one’s own fat deposits, usually from the hip or stomach, to enhance targeted areas of the body by adding more fullness.
Fat is removed from the body, purified, injected, and massaged into problem areas of the face such as the cheeks, laugh lines between the nose and mouth, and frown lines.
Fat injections are routinely placed in the face, neck, lips, hands, and buttocks area.
Fat injection patients can expect to retain a large portion of the fat cells that are injected over longer periods of time. Various factors such as rate of absorption and the different lengths of time fat remains in the body will determine the effectiveness of a fat transfer.
Unlike some injectable fillers, fat transfers can be larger allowing the surgeon the ability to correct larger areas on the body.
Transplanted fat that comes from the patient does not carry a risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Other advantages include short recovery time and long-lasting results.