What is Nano Fat Transfer?
Nano Fat Transfer is the process whereby fat is harvested from one part of the body, processed and then placed in another part of the body to improve skin condition and appearance in that area. Vital growth factors and immune based factors found in nano fat play a critical role in tissue regeneration and rejuvenation.
The method of preparation of Nano fat is different from Micro fat which is primarily used for volume restoration. The indications for Nano Fat transfer are increasing steadily. In Nano Fat Transfer, thin injection cannulas are used for a more finessed effect.
Clinical applications include refilling of “tear troughs”, fine lines around the mouth and for overall skin rejuvenation where there is evidence of fine lines and thinning of the skin.
How is the fat obtained?
Fat aspiration is a very simple painless procedure that takes less than 30 minutes to perform. It is done under local anaesthetic and the fat is used for grafting immediately thereafter. There are no significant risks involved with this procedure.
Where is the fat obtained from?
This varies by patient, but it is commonly aspirated from the lower abdomen, love handles or buttocks when it is to be used on the face.
How is the fat prepared?
Micro Fat is subjected to centrifuge treatment while Nano Fat is emulsified under sterile conditions.
What are the benefits of using fat?
The results of skin rejuvenation are seen over 30-90 days and the skin cycles occur and the effects of limited contouring are evident with almost immediate results. A certain amount of swelling and bruising occurs in the grafted area however this resolves over a few days to a week. The fat is inserted using blunt cannulas to avoid unnecessary bruising. Grafted or transferred fat lasts longer than a dermal tissue filler because it is a living graft.
How long does Nano Fat Transfer last?
This effect varies amongst patients and can remain up to 3 years.
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