Why Fat Transfer is an excellent treatment option for facial and body rejuvenation?
Fat is an abundant resource that most of us have plenty of!
When larger volume of fillers (cost) or the need for most natural products (no rejection or allergy) are desired, patient’s own fat sounds like a great choice. At the same time, it is important to note that fat transfer / fat grafting is an advanced procedure requiring local anesthesia at the harvest site and the recipient site. This advanced procedure requires Non-Hospital Surgical Facility that is available at the Edmonton’s Youthful Image Clinic.
An important fact about harvested fat is that it contains many cell types that assist in healing, repair and rejuvenation at the recipient site. This rejuvenation is in addition to the volume effect following fat transfer. This fact contrasts with regular fillers that do not have these cell properties.
Because fat is your own tissue, it is biocompatible, the risk of allergic reaction or rejection is eliminated. Although some of the fat that is transferred does go away, most of the transferred fat stay in place permanently resulting in long-term solution. Generally speaking, about 60-80% of transferred fat “take” or survives at the recipient site. This, of course, varies from person to person. Repeated treatments may be needed as the original recipient fat does continue to change. The need for repeated treatments is individually based on mutual agreement between patient and doctor.
Another benefit of fat grating is the fact that some fat is removed from the “fat-rich” areas such as abdomen, buttocks or thighs. This “two for one” session can help patient deal with stubborn fat deposits and replenish volume and rejuvenation where it is needed.
If you are interested, contact us to see if you are a candidate for fat grafting procedure!