Enhance your beauty with the ultimate natural filler – your own body fat
By: Nathan Newman, M.D.
The fat that is naturally found in our bodies plays an essential role in maintaining the youthful, sculpted and vibrant appearance of the face. Changes in the amount and distribution of fat in our face are seen over time as a result of the natural aging process. The drive to keep our body fit and slim through diet, exercise, and sometimes surgical options such as the “lap band” and “stomach stapling” often result in undesirable and unproportional changes, which are noted on the face. The face becomes hollowed, gaunt and skeletal, resulting in an unhealthy and aged appearance. Fat Repositioning is an advanced cosmetic surgery procedure that uses fat from the body to help restore, maintain, accentuate, enhance and sculpt your facial structures with natural and undetectable results.
Advantages of Fat Repositioning
Fat is the safest, most natural, versatile and permanent filler and is found in abundance in most people. The treated areas do not feel “fatter,” rather the fat integrates with and becomes part of the surrounding tissues. Even the most dramatic changes in size or structure are so natural in appearance and texture that without memories or photographs with which to compare, they are undetectable. Unlike other fillers, fat is unique in its ability to integrate into, change and “age” along with the rest of the surrounding tissues giving natural long-term results that last for years. Fat repositioning may be carried out as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with other procedures. In the long-term, fat repositioning is also the most cost effective of all the fillers.
The Fat Repositioning Procedure
Fat can be harvested from any part of the body and injected into another part of the body. The procedure is carried out under local anesthesia in about an hour. There is no need to undergo general anesthesia with its associated risks and extra cost. Using a specially designed blunt needle the fat is harvested from the body (abdomen, thighs, knees, etc.) and then using another blunt needle, the fat is injected in a specific way into the desired area until the desired outcome is achieved. Because the needles used for this procedure are blunt, there is minimal discomfort and less risk of bruising.
Immediately after the treatment there is mild swelling and some redness. Usually there is no bruising in the injected area. There is little to no discomfort in the injected area and mild soreness (much like after a good workout) in the area that the fat was harvested from, which resolve within 2 weeks. There is a little scab from the needle that goes away in a couple of days. The swelling goes down noticeably in 1 to 3 days in the injected area. Most patients do not require pain medications and are able to resume their normal routine the very next day.
Recycling Your Fat With Liposuction
Fat can be taken from your body in conjunction with other procedures including liposuction and used to enhance and sculpt the face or other desired areas of the body such as your hands, buttocks, or calves. Fat is harvested first using the special instruments to preserve the fat for repositioning and then liposuction is carried out to contour the body area.
Fat: The best Filler
Fat repositioning can benefit people of all races and ethnicities with virtually no down time. In the hands of an experienced cosmetic surgeon, it is most cost-effective, very safe and results in a natural looking improvement that is long lasting.