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Fat Injections

Synonyms: Injectable Fillers, Soft Tissue Fillers, Autologous Fat Transplantation, MicroDroplet Fat Injection, Lipostructure, Fat Grafting, Microlipoinjection

What is Fat Injection?

Fat Injection is a procedure whereby fat is removed (Liposuction) from one area of your own body (typically from the abdomen or inner thighs) and injected back into other areas, restoring a smooth and rejuvenated appearance.

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Where can I get Fat Injection?

Country Cost with MedSolution
France $5,296 (inquire)
All prices are in US dollars and include the cost of the procedure and minimum hospital stay. Estimates and minimum hospital stay will vary depending upon individual needs and requirements.

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How do Fat Injections work?

Soft-tissue fillers, most commonly Fat Injections, can help fill in lines, wrinkles and creases, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful appearance. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They can also add fullness to the lips and cheeks. Fat Injections may be used alone or in conjunction with a resurfacing procedure, such as a Laser Resurfacing, or a Cosmetic Surgery recontouring procedure, such as a Face Lift.

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Who is an ideal candidate for Fat Injections?

If you are a man or a woman who is psychologically stable, in good physical health, with scarring, sagging or wrinkling of facial skin (e.g. laugh lines, smile lines, crow's feet or facial creases), if you are missing some of the youthful plumpness or high contours on the face (e.g. sunken eyes, droopy eyelids, sunken cheeks), then you are an ideal candidate for Cosmetic Treatment with Fat Injections.

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What does the procedure for Fat Injections involve?

Administration of Fat Injections is a three step procedure which is performed under local anesthesia and / or sedation on an out patient basis in a Medical Centre or a clinic. Depending on the extent of the procedure, Fat Injections normally take about 30 - 60 minutes.

  • Step 1 of Fat Injection Procedure - The donor site from where the fat will be removed (e.g. abdomen, thighs, buttocks) will be cleansed and numbed by injecting a local anesthetic. Fat will be withdrawn using a syringe with a large-bore needle or a cannula (the same instrument used in Liposuction) attached to a suction device.
  • Step 2 of Fat Injection Procedure - The fat is then prepared by centrifuging. This packs the fat cells and separates blood and other fluids that might be suctioned out. The fat is packed in several syringes.
  • Step 3 of Fat Injection Procedure - The recipient site will be cleansed and numbed with local anesthetic. The fat will be injected with a needle deeply into the skin, in different layers, locations and amounts. Volumes of up to 50 - 100 cc can be used to cover the entire face.

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What to expect after Fat Injection procedure?

Depending on the area, there may be mild to moderate pain or discomfort in the area treated with Fat Injections. There will be some swelling, bruising or redness in both the donor and recipient sites. The swelling and puffiness in the recipient site may last several weeks, especially if a large area was filled. Any redness that appears in the injected site usually disappears within 24 hours. However, in some individuals, particularly fair-skinned patients, this redness may persist for a week or more. Tiny scabs may also form over the needle-stick areas; these generally heal quickly.

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What is the outcome of Fat Injections?

Provided you have realistic expectations, you will be very satisfied with the results of your Fat Injection treatments. The results of Fat Injections vary from six months to a year when half of the injected fullness disappears. Therefore, repeated Fat Injections may be necessary.

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B . R . A . N . D . of Fat Injection

Benefits of Fat Injection

  • The beauty of treatment with Fat Injections is that there are minimum or no chances of allergic reaction as the fat is removed from your own body and injected back.
  • Fat Injections not only eliminate aging lines and crow's feet, they also provide a fuller, more youthful face with high contours and smooth skin.
  • No bandaging is needed and you are free to eat, drink, and wear makeup with sunblock protection shortly thereafter.

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Risks of Fat Injection

  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Temporary drooping of eyelid
  • Nausea
  • Squint
  • Double vision
  • Twitching of the eye
  • Facial pain
  • Redness and swelling at the injection site
  • Infection
  • Abscess formation
  • Open sores
  • Skin peeling
  • Scarring
  • Lumpiness

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Alternatives to Fat Injection

  • Other Injectable Fillers
    • Collagen - The collagen is injected using a fine needle inserted at several points along the edge of the treatment site.
    • Fibril - This is a gelatin powder compound that's mixed with your own blood and is injected to plump up the skin
    • Gore-Tex - Thread-like material that is implanted beneath the skin to add soft-tissue support
    • Artecoll - This a synthetic filler material.
    • Autologen - Also known as Autologous Collagen injection. In this procedure collagen is extracted from another place on your body and is re-injected at a different site. The results fro this treatment are temporary.
    • Dermalogen - This is collagen extracted from deceased human donors. It is also called injectable Human Tissue Matrix.
    • Fascia Injections - This is a specific type of connective tissue either removed from your own body or from a deceased human donor. Fascia can either be implanted surgically or injected.
  • Laser Resurfacing - This is a relatively new treatment for reducing facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes or acne scars.
  • Chemical Peels - In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to eventually peel off.

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Now or Never

  • Injectable fillers like Fat Injections are a great way to smooth out deep grooves or wrinkles and to augment areas of the face. This method is safe, effective and convenient. Fat Injections used to fill in areas of superficial skin wrinkles and deep skin creases and lines. The first thing to be noticed is your face. When wrinkles, sun spots and other evidence of aging become more noticeable, Fat Injections may be the answer. With Cosmetic Treatments, you can turn back the hands of time. Not only can you look and feel younger, you can also feel more confident and vibrant.

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Decision to have Fat Injection

  • Cosmetic Treatments are becoming increasingly popular in men and in women. It is becoming more important than ever before to turn back the clock and improve your appearance. A wide array of Surgical and Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are available to rejuvenate and define all areas of your body.

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Keywords: Anti-aging Treatments, Skin Changes, Wrinkles, Blemishes, Age Spots, Aging Skin Changes, Muscle Spasms, Signs of Aging, Crow's Feet, Smile Lines, Laugh Lines, Acne Scars, Skin Pigmentation, Laugh Lines, Facial Creases, Frown Lines, Forehead Creases, Non-invasive Cosmetic Treatments, Botox Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Chemical Peel, Fillers, Collagen, Restylene, Fibril, Gore-Tex, Restylane, Lip Enhancement, Pearlane, Alloderm, Zyderm, Cosmoderm, Skin Creases, Autologen, Artecoll, Dermalogen, Fascia Injections, Liposuction, Face Lift, Eyelid Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Blepharoplasty, Autologous Collagen injection, Human Tissue Matrix

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