Natural Options for the Face: Fat Transfer
Focusing on More Natural Solutions
If you’ve avoided certain cosmetic procedures because you don’t want artificial, foreign objects or substances in your body, then new fat transfer procedures may be right for you.
Changes in technology are being combined with changes in technique to produce much more desirable results. Researchers and plastic surgeons have improved methods to harvest, process, and deliver adipose tissue (fat). As a result, we can now move your tissue from one part of your body to another with predictability and endurance. The results are consistent, last longer, and best of all, are more natural.
There is an array of man-made fillers that deal with wrinkles and facial volume. Despite wide use, the current products have two challenges: they are not permanent, and they are expensive when used as volumizers. By contrast, the newest fat transfer techniques are long lasting and are excellent volumizers. Using your own tissue, fat transfer adds volume to for your cheeks, eyes, brow, and lips.
Understanding Your Options
A new natural fat transfer alternative is now being offered at LJCSC. Producing lasting cosmetic results without man-made implants or fillers. With traditional fat transfer techniques, the “take” (permanency of transferred fat) was 30%. With PureGraft™, the take is 60%. To “take,” fat must develop its own blood supply in the new area being treated (the area where the fat is added).
PureGraft™ is the only FDA-approved fat-washing system. The PureGraft™ system cleans (washes) your fat of blood, unnecessary fluid, and toxic free lipids. Using this process prior to transfer doubles the take of the fat transfer to 60% as compared to traditional methods that do not purify the fat. Source: Aesthetic Surgery Journal July 2014
Following the PureGraft™ fat transfer your treated area feels completely normal. There should be no firmness or lumpiness, and there is obviously no suggestion of an implant. Your own tissue has been redistributed. Your donor site is smaller and more ideally contoured.