Activated Fat Transfer
Making Fat Your Friend Rather than Your Enemy with Fat Transfer
Also referred to as autologous fat transplantation or micro-lipo injection, the procedure of fat transfer has made great strides in its stunning rate of success since first being introduced in the late 1980s. For anyone wishing to redistribute the fat on their bodies, fat transfer may very well be the solution they seek.
At Blue Halo Med Spa, Dr. Penne offers his expertize in performing the activated fat transfer procedure to the clients in his care, successfully completing this safe, effective treatment to improve their appearance and provide them with results that make them more confidence in themselves.
The Activated Fat Transfer Procedure
During the procedure, Dr. Penne uses liposuction to remove fat from one area before processing and purifying it and then uses very thin needles to inject the purified fat into targeted areas to add fullness. One of the major benefits of using one’s own fat for the fat injection is that it eliminates the risk of reaction, as these tissues are recognizable to the body and can be reintegrated without adverse effect. In order to promote healing; enhance the survival of the fat grafting; and provide results that last far longer, Dr. Penne performs an activated fat transfer, which adds platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the process of basic fat transfer. Generally, fat will be removed from the buttocks, the thighs, or the midsection, all of which are ideal sources because these areas often have unwanted accumulations of fat. By removing the fat, Dr. Penne also achieves the benefit of re-contouring these areas to improve the shape of the body. The procedure is safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated, and provides natural-looking results.
Who Are The Candidates
This treatment is highly beneficial for:
- Individuals who have areas of their face that appear sunken or creased
- Individuals who wish to achieve a more permanent solution than injectable dermal fillers can provide
- Individuals seeking re-contouring or filling of any areas of the breasts that may need reshaping after a breast reduction
- Individuals with the desire to improve the contour of their body, correct scarring, fill depressions on the body or revitalize their hands and face
The Full Benefits
The benefits of using activated fat transfer to re-contour the face and body rather than many other procedures include:
- Non-invasive – Unlike facelifts, which require incisions to be made, activated fat transfers use one’s own natural fat tissues to treat problem areas.
- Permanency – Results can become permanent, as the body sends new blood vessels into the injected fat to keep it active and nourished.
- No reaction – Use of one’s own body fat rather than synthetic fillers reduces or eliminates the risk of allergic reaction.
A Transfer of Knowledge: FAQs
Does it require downtime?
Following a fat transfer procedure, there can be significant swelling and bruising for the first few days, so many patients often take a week or more to return to the public eye. Noticeable improvements begin to show a week to 10 days after the fat transfer; and depending on the area being treated, most patients are able to resume their regular routine after three weeks.
Will I have scars?
Any potential scarring will be the result of the liposuction phase, during which fat is harvested from the donor site. Liposuction incisions are small, however, so scars are small and will be placed in hidden areas whenever possible. Most liposuction scars fade over time to become barely visible.
How long do results typically last?
Injection sites look softer and fuller, providing a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance and often even resulting in improved skin texture. The survival of the fat and longevity of the results depends on factors such as the surgeon’s techniques, how fat has been harvested and purified, injection method, and location of the injection. When done successfully, however, a new blood supply is established between the body and the injected fat to deliver nourishment critical to its survival. In such cases, results are often permanent. Even so, there may be a percentage of fat that does not take, sometimes necessitating additional procedures.
How much does fat transfer cost?
The price ranges, mostly depending on the area being treated.
Who is a good candidate for the procedure?
Individuals with reasonable expectations, ample amounts of donor sites, and good overall health are all good candidates for fat transfer.
Feel Confident With Blue Halo Med Spa
At Blue Halo Med Spa, we offer our clients effective solutions and innovative treatment options to eliminate issues that make them struggle with their self-confidence. By providing activated fat transfer, we’re able to achieve lasting results that will safely give them an appearance they take pride in.
Give yourself an injection of confidence! Call the team of aestheticians at Blue Halo Med Spa to schedule a consultation and learn more about fat transfer today!