Facial Fat Grafting

What is fat filling procedure?

Fat filling is the procedure of using the fats extracted from any portion of the body by purifying for therapeutic purposes.

In which regions in the face can the fat filling procedure be applied?

Fat filling is done to eliminate the under-eye collapses and under eye ringing, to gain volume to the cheeks, to eliminate the deeper facial lines, for the correction of the collapses in the temporal and cheek regions. Moreover, fat filling avails to eliminate the wound and acne scars.

How is the fat filling performed?

Fat cells are taken carefully by protecting their vitality. They are transferred to the necessary areas by the help of the cannulas by applying concentration and washing procedures.

From where is the fat necessary for the fat filling taken?

It can be taken from anywhere which there is a fat accumulation exists. The regions from where we commonly take fat are the abdominal region, waist edges and hips. Apart from these, if for example the patient complaints of the under-eye collapses and he or she has jowl lipoidosis, the fats taken from the jowl are transferred to the under-eye region. Hence either the patient is rid of the jowl lipoidosis or the under-eye collapses are corrected.

What are the issues to be cared before doing the fat filling?

If you are using anticoagulant (blood-thinning) drugs, you should cease to use them seven to ten days before by consulting to your doctor. Some drugs and some vitamins have anticoagulant (blood-thinning) effects and bleedings may be increased during the recovery period. It is extremely important to inform your physician about the medications that you use, the nutritional supplements, slimming teas.

If you have any allergy toward any substance or medications, please definitely inform your physician. No alcohol should be consumed for one week before the surgery. While coming to the surgery the patient should not make up and he or she should not pin jewelry. Smoking is a factor that affects unfavorably the vitality of fat cells. We suggest the patients consuming tobacco products to cease smoking at least three weeks before the surgery. Tobacco products should not be consumed at least ten days following the procedure.

Fat filling procedure is an application performed under the local anesthesia. The procedure is achieved by anaesthetizing the area where the fat will be extracted and the area where the fat will be injected. Too much pain is not felt.

Fat filling application last approximately one hour. After the procedure, the patient can go his or her home very quietly.

After the fat filling is done, slight swellings and bruises on the face can occur for several days. These swellings and bruises heal in two to five days. Swelling and bruise can be seen again in the area where the fat is taken. These swelling and bruises also heal spontaneously in several days.

Following the fat filling application, when the patient can return to the social life and professional life?

Following the fat filling applications, people can begin to their job in two to five days and they can return to their social life.

Following the fat filling applications, how much does any trace?

Fat filling application is an application made by opening several small holes. The traces of these holes diminish as they will not be noticed with time.

What is the persistency of the given fats?

Approximately 60% to 70% of the fats given in fat filling application hold on. Holding ratio differs from individual to individual. The causes such as tobacco consumption of the person, the alcohol consumption, the presence of an additional disease, frequent massage application to the face etc. decrease the persistency of the fat. The persistency of the held fats are lifelong. However since our face continues aging the existing fats of our face continue to run. Thus, need for a revision takes place approximately in two years.