Autologous fat grafting, sometimes referred to as fat transfer, lipoinjection, or liposculpture, is performed by aspirating fat tissue from one area of the body and injecting it into another. There are many cosmetic applications, including lipoatrophy or asymmetry of the face, lip and facial augmentation, anti-wrinkle therapy. And reconstructive use in patients with scars, radiation damage, and chronic ulcerations. For anti-aging purposes, it is often injected into the periorbital region, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and perioral region. Experimental evidence has shown that fat grafting increases volume in the face by a combination of neovascularization and survival of transplanted pre-adipocytes and adipocytes as well as fibrofatty tissue replacement due to inflammation created in the transplantation process.
Autologous fat has many properties of the âideal filler.â It is safe (non-immunogenic, non-carcinogenic, non-teratogenic), effective (looks and feels natural, reproducible long term benefit), and practical (cost effective and easy to use). It is also durable and one harvest can give an abundance of transferrable fat that can be frozen and stored for 1 year. This storing of adipose allows for âtouch upâ procedures if necessary, albeit at a lower long-term survival than âfreshâ fat. Also, in addition to augmenting facial volume, fat grafting has also been reported to improve the quality and texture of the aging skin, which has been attributed to the significant stem cell population in the transferred fat. Discovering the 21st Century Fountain of Youth: A Discussion of the Effectiveness of Popular Anti-Aging Therapies: Christopher J Salgado, Charlotte E LaSenna, Rebecca Cissel, Xiaoyi Li, Catherine E Gordon, Andrea R Marcadis and Wrood Kassira
Last date updated on June, 2014