The transition from the cheeks to the lips ( nasolabial ), the junction of the lower eyelid-cheek junction (“tear trough”), and the progression of the chin to the chin (Marionette line) all tend to become prominent . . Cheeks may lose their youthful fullness and lips may appear thin and wrinkled. Fat grafting helps restore lost volume in the face. It is useful in smoothing transition areas and refilling areas where fullness has been lost. It is a natural solution that uses one’s own fatty tissue to minimize the effects of age, restoring youth and beauty. There are a variety of “fillers” that can be used to replace lost facial volume: injectable fillers, which consist primarily of hyaluronic acid and fat, which is your own tissue filler.

In autologous fat transplantation, fat transfer, autologous fat grafts or micro/nano fat grafts, fat cells are gently removed from the abdomen, thighs or buttocks with small-hole liposuction cannulas to be prepared as fat grafts. Then they are transferred to problem areas of the face or other parts of the body.

can be used to rejuvenate the face by softly filling in folds and wrinkles such as under-eye circles, nasolabial fold, temporal or upper eyelid depression. It is possible to add volume to your lips, highlight less prominent cheek areas, and fill in needed areas almost anywhere on the body. Fat grafts can be used to rejuvenate old hands and can also be used to rejuvenate or add volume to hips and breasts. Fat grafts are the most natural filler choice because they are fat cells taken from your own body. Fat grafting is often done in conjunction with other procedures such as liposuction , facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), and other facial and body plastic surgery procedures.

During Surgery

Fat cells are removed using a very small cannula and then prepared as a fat graft. The fat grafts are then transferred to an area with wrinkles or dimples using a small cannula or needle. These fat graft cells will not be rejected because they belong to you.

After Surgery

It is possible to go home with a friend or family member the same day following fat injection procedures. When the fat grafting procedure is used in conjunction with other facial or body contouring procedures, return to work can range from seven to fourteen days. Swelling is very common after fat transfer or autologous fat injection and usually takes two weeks to resolve. Sometimes it can take up to 12 weeks for the final results of the fat grafting procedure to appear. Light aerobic activity can be resumed as early as four to five days following fat injection, and more strenuous activity can be resumed two to three weeks later.

Fat injection is a cosmetic procedure that transfers excess fat tissue in the body to another area to give it more fullness and shape. During this procedure, one’s own body fat is usually used. The procedure is usually applied to areas such as the face, lips, breasts or hips. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about fat injection:

Frequently Asked Questions

At what age can fat injection be done?

Fat injection can be done at any age. However, the ideal age for fat injection for aesthetic purposes is between the ages of 19 and 65.

How is Fat Injection done?

Fat grafting is an office-based procedure usually performed under local topical anesthesia. The fat used in a fat graft is harvested via liposuction from another part of your body, usually from an area where you have some excess fat . The fat is then sterilized, processed, and injected into the target area in a process called autologous fat transplantation or microlipoinjection .

Does facial fat injection last a lifetime?

Since fat injections are live, we cannot say that they are completely permanent. Fat injections may dissolve when a person loses weight. However, since the face area is not a moving area, 60% of the fat injected here remains permanent for a lifetime. Fat injection to the face takes approximately 1-1.5 hours.

Does fat injection leave scars?

The extracted fat is injected after going through some special processes (washing, centrifuge), transferring it to a suitable syringe to the area to be transferred. Since no incision is made during these procedures, it leaves no scars.

Can Fat Injection Be Repeated?

Fat filling can be done again at least 6 months after the first procedure.

Can fat filler be applied under the eyes?

Nano fat injection is a very successful method to eliminate the volume losses in our face that occur with aging. It can be applied to under eyes, cheeks, forehead, chin and other areas of the face.

Who does fat injection?

is the process of injecting fat taken from the patient’s own body after undergoing certain procedures in order to eliminate deficiencies in any part of the body . This fat injection procedure must be performed by a plastic reconstructive plastic surgeon.

How is fat injection performed?

The fat injection procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia or sedation. The procedure takes place in two stages: fat removal and fat injection. First, fat is removed from another area of the body (usually the abdomen or hips). This oil is sterilized and then injected into the targeted area through a thin cannula.

In which areas can fat injection be done?

Fat injection is mostly used to correct facial depressions, plump lips, and increase the volume of breasts or hips. It can also be used for hands, butt and breast reconstruction.

How long does the effect of fat injection last?

The effect of fat injection varies from person to person. Some of it may be absorbed by the body, but the rest may persist. Some of the injected fat is absorbed in the first few weeks, so there may be some volume loss after the procedure. However, the remaining fat cells settle and provide permanent results.

What are the risks of fat injection?

Risks of fat injection may include infection, blood clots, asymmetry, tissue damage, fat necrosis (death of fat cells), swelling, and bruising. Additionally, results such as the injected fat not adhering completely or being distributed unevenly may also occur.

To whom is fat injection applied?

Fat injection is a procedure that can generally be applied to healthy individuals. However, it may not be suitable for every patient and it is important to consult a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon for evaluation in all cases.

Those who are generally healthy: Fat injection can be applied to people who are in good general health and are suitable for surgery.

For aesthetic purposes: Fat injection is used to provide fullness and shape in certain parts of the body. For example, it can be used to correct depressions in the face, plump the lips, or increase the volume of the breasts or hips.

Breast reconstruction: Fat injection can be used in breast reconstruction after mastectomy (breast surgery). In this case, the patient can have this procedure when he/she receives surgical approval and is a suitable candidate.

People with certain health problems: People with any health problems, especially those with a serious illness or infection, may not be suitable for fat grafting. Therefore, it is important to consult your doctor about your health condition.

If one’s own body fat is to be used: The person’s own body fat is usually used in fat injection. Therefore, it is important to have sufficient fat tissue for the procedure. People who do not have sufficient fat reserves may not be suitable candidates for fat injection.

What is the Cost of Fat Injection?

According to the Medical Chamber 2023 price list, the 2023 minimum price list for Istanbul, the eyelid surgery price starts from 7,700 TL .