What is Fat Injection?
Fat transfer is a procedure performed by taking the existing fat in the patient’s body and injecting it into different areas. Especially the use of fat taken from the belly and hip area in breast augmentation, facial aesthetics and lip filling has become very popular in recent years. The fat tissue taken by fat transfer preserves its vitality as it is applied to the new area without losing its function.
This procedure is applied with general or local anesthesia. After the fat is taken, it is injected to the desired place after various processes are applied on this fat. The fat transfer method, which is completely natural and has a high rate of success and permanence because the patient’s own fat is used, is completed within one day.
After the fat transfer, some swelling may occur in the applied area, and ice massage can be applied to this area. Temporary loss of sensation may occur in the area where the procedure is performed, if this loss of sensation continues for a long time, you should consult your doctor.
Where Is Fat Transfer Used?
- Lip filler
- Breast enlargement
- Hip shaping
- Filling holes in the face
- Filling the gaps formed after degreasing
What needs to be considered before the procedure?
- Blood thinners should not be taken for 10 days before the operation.
- If the patient has regular medications, he / she should inform his doctor before the procedure.
- Tell your doctor about all medications you use regularly / irregularly, whether you have had a previous surgery, or if you have a family history of an inherited disease.
- Drugs such as various pain relievers and vitamin E should be discontinued a certain period of time before the surgery.
- Tobacco products such as cigarettes, pipes, cigars and alcohol should be quit before surgery as they put you in a higher risk group for general anesthesia.
- If you are allergic to any medication, you must inform your doctor.
- If you are pregnant or if you are pregnant, you should definitely inform your doctor.
What needs to be considered after the procedure?
- After the operation, cold compresses should be applied to reduce edema.
- There is no harm in washing the application area the next day.
- The day after the procedure, moisturizer can be applied to the injection area.
- 4-5 days after the application, the treatment area can be gently massaged. (Massage will help dispel edema.)
- After the procedure, it is necessary to avoid excessive heat and steam. (Heat and steam can cause increased edema.)
- The head should be as high as possible on the back or on the side and should not lie face down.
- In case of mild pain, your doctor will indicate the pain relivers you will use.
- Intense exercise and sports should be avoided for at least 1 week.
- Make-up can be done after 24 hours.
- Facial facial expressions in the application area should not be used for 3 days.
- If an unexpected effect develops, please consult your treating doctor.
What are the risks involved with fat injection?
As with all medical interventions, this surgery has risks, including death. Some undesirable situations that have been reported in the medical literature that may develop after fat injection surgery are listed below.
Inflammation (infection) may develop at the injection sites, in and around the fattened area. Every surgical application means disruption of skin integrity, which is an important defense organ of the body. If the skin integrity is impaired, there is a risk of infection. There is a possibility that every wound that catches the microbe will cause the abscess, the inflammation to spread to the surrounding tissues, to any other part or whole of the body, or even to death. The infection may present with excessive redness, pain, and inflammatory discharge in the wound area. Infections that may develop can often be controlled with appropriate treatment. This risk is extremely low in blepharoplasty surgery performed by a specialist physician in a suitable environment, but it may occur.In order to prevent infection, the patient should be provided with a suitable hygienic environment after the operation and attention should be paid to wound cleaning. .
In some people, after skin injuries or a surgical procedure, an abnormal healing tissue with pink, red or tan colored, irregular bump appearance may develop on the wound skin. This tissue is called keloid. In case of keloid development, drug injections or additional surgical procedures may be required.
After the injection, swelling and asymmetries can be seen.
Many people are satisfied with the fat filling. However, there is no guarantee for anyone. There is no guarantee that the wrinkles and pits will disappear completely or that additional treatments will not be required to achieve the desired result.
Some of the fat filling will be absorbed, so repeat injections may be required.