Fat Injection to the Face Ankara

Fat injection to the face, medically known as adipose tissue transfer, as popularly known as fat filling, is a surgical application to eliminate the volume loss of the face. During the aging process, our face loses volume. Fat filling process in Ankara is applied to slow down the loss of volume, maintain facial volume and increase the volume in some special cases. In the face fat filling process, the adipose tissue used as filling is obtained from the person’s own body. Fat injection to the face can be applied to almost any part of the face. Filling can be done with our own fat to fill mid-forehead collapse, eyebrow volume loss, temple area collapses, under-eye volume deficiencies, chin area volume deficiencies, cheek volume depletion, nasal ridge irregularities.

To Whom Is Facial Fat Filling Applied?

Fat filling on the face can be applied from the age of 30 in the aging process. The face should be observed as it ages, and areas where the volume is critically reduced should be reinforced in the process. For example, starting at the age of 30 and having a session every 2-3 years, the application can be made to the areas where the need is intense in each session. We can call this strategy adipose tissue maintenance therapy.

If the person is already in the advanced stages of aging, the volume required for fat injection to the face will be high. In this case, high-volume fat tissue transfer can be applied to the entire face in a single session, usually as a part of facial rejuvenation surgeries.

Suitable candidates for this procedure should first of all be individuals who are patient and have realistic expectations, because the swelling that occurs after the procedure is not for everyone.

How to Apply Fat Injection to the Face?

Fat injection to the face can be applied as small maintenance sessions or as large replacement sessions. Mini-sessions limited to a single area of the face can be performed under local anesthesia in outpatient clinic conditions. When applying to larger areas and in larger amounts, it should be applied in operating room conditions and general anesthesia should be used if necessary.

In fat injection, fats are taken from the parts of the body with excess fat. Under the navel and the inner part of the knees are areas that are frequently used and compatible with the face. After the place where the fat will be taken is anesthetized, the fat is taken with special injectors and needles, it is passed through processes such as centrifugation, filtering and transfer. It is then applied into the tissue with special cannulas (non-sharp needles). In application, the cannula moves within the tissue and distributes the fat. It is almost knitted into the fat tissue. Movement of the cannula in the tissue may cause intense edema formation. Sometimes, the edema of the procedure can lead to swelling beyond even the volume of fat given. The process is seamless as it is made through needle holes. A small dressing is applied to the place where the fat was taken. Antibiotic creams are applied to the face and the process is ended.

Is Fat Filling Permanent?

The permanence of the application of fat injection to the face causes confusion. Facial fat filling is both permanent and not. Namely, 10-40% of the transferred fat in each session of the application lives, the rest dies. The process is ultimately a cell transfer, and cells can be damaged and die while being taken from the body, transported, filtered, injected. Some of the survivors of the transfer process will die if they cannot find a capillary to connect in their new sockets. So roughly 2 units out of 10 units of fat tissue will survive and these 2 survivors will live and age with you like your other tissues.

Swelling and Bruising After Facial Fat Filling

After the fat filling on the face, a very noticeable swelling will occur in the application area. Bruising may also occur. While it is possible to return to social life in 5-7 days in small and single area applications, this process may take up to 3 weeks in all facial applications. Swelling will peak at 48 hours after the application. In the meantime, patients are afraid that “will my face stay like this?”. At this stage, more than half of the swelling is edema and will go away completely. Up to 30% is the fat tissue that will dissolve. The remaining 20% will be permanent. It may take up to 6 weeks to reach final volume. The process can be very distressing for patients who cannot control their anxiety or wait for the swelling to go down during this time.

Facial Fat Tissue Transfer Techniques

There are various techniques that can be used in the transfer of fat tissue to the face. You can get information from your doctor about which technique will be used in which patient and for what purpose.

Structural Fat Graft (Coleman Technique)

This technique was developed by Dr Sydney Coleman. Fats are taken with 2.4 mm cannulas, centrifuged and applied to the tissue with 1.2 mm cannulas. The volume of 1 milliliter is given in an average of 10 passes. In this application scheme, the permanence of the fats is at the level of 30-40%. This method of application is ideal for the chin line, cheeks, under the chin, nasolabial grooves and the body. Edema is very evident. Since the fat particles in this technique are large, irregularities may occur in areas where the skin is thin, such as eyelids, temples, and forehead.

Micro Fat Graft (Microfat)

In this technique, 1.4 millimeter cannulas are used to take the fat, and 0.7 millimeter cannulas are used to deliver the fat. In this thinness, pressure-related fat loss is more and the permanence decreases to the level of 10-20%. However, since the particles are fine, they can be applied under the thin skin by knitting very well. In micro fat transfer, adipose tissue can be thinned much more by passing it through micro filters and applied to the tissue with much thinner cannulas. In filtered microfat transfer, the permanence decreases to 10%, but roughness is minimized. This application is especially ideal for under-eye, temple and forehead applications. 

Nano Fat Graft (Nanofat)

In nanofat application, the fat is first emulsified and then passed through a very fine filter. There are no living fat cells in the obtained fat. Only stem cells survive. Then this tissue can be applied into the skin with very fine needles. It is used in the treatment of superficial skin problems, fine wrinkles and superficial color problems. It does not create any increase in volume. It is preferred for stem cell effect. The stem cell effect begins to be seen within 6-12 months after the application.

Multiplanar Fat Tissue Transfer to the Face

In the advanced stages of aging, the loss of volume on the person’s face also increases to an advanced level. Volume loss concerns the entire face from deep to the surface, from the center to the periphery. However, each individual’s face loses volume in a different pattern. In some people, the loss of volume around the mouth and around the eyes is more evident in some. While some people lose volume peripherally, some individuals experience environmental lubrication. In some individuals, the compact adipose tissue layer just below the skin decreases, while in some faces the deep fat layers are reduced.Multiplanar adipose tissue transfer means transferring tissue to the whole face, in accordance with a personalized planning, in each region, in different layers according to the needs of that region. This procedure, which covers the entire face under general anesthesia, usually requires an operation time of 1-2 hours. We usually consider multiplanar fat injection as an element of facial rejuvenation planning.

Alternatives to Fat Injection and Concomitant Applications

Fat injection Ankara is a natural tissue transfer. The alternative to this is to volumize the face with synthetic fillers. The most important disadvantage of synthetic fillers is that at the end of the effect period, the entire filler will melt and disappear under all conditions. Therefore, synthetic fillings need to be repeated roughly every year. Considering the volume requirement of the aging face, repeating 8-15 cc of filling every year increases the total cost of the process over time. Synthetic fillers can cause some allergic reactions. There is no such risk in fat filling. Fat injection or fat filling treatment is often combined with surface treatments such as botox and chemical peeling. It is applied as a part of the surgery in order to improve the results of many facial aesthetic surgeries, such as fat injection to the face. Fat filling procedure is frequently combined with eyelid surgeries, mid-face lift and face lift surgeries.

Ankara Oil Injection Prices 2022

The price of the fat injection process varies according to the clinic or hospital where the procedure is performed. Fat injection technique is also one of the factors affecting the oil filling prices. Facial fat injection prices will be significantly higher in applications performed on the whole face under general anesthesia. You can contact us at the contact number to get information about the average prices of facial fat filling.

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