- Fast grafting is a method which fills up volume on depressed area.
Fast grafting is a method which fills up volume on depressed area. Facial volume tends to
decrease with aging, fat grafting is very useful when it happens.
Also, it can be used for patients lost volume with wounds,
infection or Perry-Romberg Syndrome
- Condition for successful fat grafting
Usually, 40~60% of injected fat absorbed into the body.
It can be differ by capacity of clinic or surgeon. It can be decreased with list below...
01.Overfilling is not desirable in the face.
More it fills less it engrafts.
02.Fat need to be harvested gently
03.Fat need to be processed without contact of air
04.It is better to inject in multiple area with small volume.
- Surgical method : Fat harvesting
Fat can be harvested anywhere from the body but usually it is harvested from thigh, abdomen or waist
- Surgical method : Extraction of pure and concentrated fat
Fat must be purified first. There is oil, blood and lidocaine remains harvested fat. Centrifugation is used for purification and concentration of fat
- Surgical method : Fat injection
Fat is transferred to 1cc syringe then injected. There are parts of the body which fat can be engrafted promptly
01.Fat must be harvested gently. It is known that it engrafted better with part with less muscle movement. Otherwise, it is less effective
on the parts with many movements. Lips, around mouth and between brows are less effective. Especially, fat can be moved
around the injected area when it is injected between brows. Interestingly, eyelid fat grafting tends to be very successful. But it needs to be.
proceeded with care since skin on eyelid is very thin
02.It is more effective on tissue with bone support. Forehead, temple, malar
and chin area is more effective with bone supporting.
Watch video of procedure of fat grafting >
- Side effect
01.Irregulartiy : It can be occur when fat is injected. Or amount of engrafted fat. Especailly with aging
fat tends to be less engrafted and skin lose its elasticity.
02.Over correction : If the area is over-corrected, liposuction is only solution to revise that matter.
Therefore, less is more in case of fat grafting.
03.Injected fat in blood vessel It is the most frighten implication
It is better to use dull end cannula and inject it with very low pressure.
Reference for fat grafting >
Fat grafting on forehead
Fat graft on the chin
Fat graft on the hands