Micro fat transfer is a skin rejuvenation procedure that involves harvesting fat from elsewhere in the body and injecting it into the face to plump out lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. It uses a micro-injection technique to obtain and inject tiny droplets of fat with the utmost precision to restore volume in areas where it has been lost. The process is focused on injecting both fat cells and regenerative cells to affected areas of the face, and it can be performed almost anywhere on the body to restore collagen production and volume.
The main advantages of micro fat transfer are that it produces remarkable results, eliminates fine lines and wrinkles, and creates a smoother face. It also gives permanent results that only diminish over many years with the natural aging process. However, it may have mild and temporary adverse effects, such as slight redness, tenderness, swelling, or tingling, and there is a risk of allergic reaction or immune rejection.
Dermapose is a specific type of micro fat transfer procedure that uses a person’s own body fat to boost volume and appearance in areas with volume deficits, and it is effective for treating thinning lips, smoker’s lines around the lips, nasolabial folds, hollows under the eyes, and a lack of definition around the jawline. The treatment involves injecting fat into the desired areas of the face, and it takes about an hour to complete, with minimal downtime required afterwards. However, there may be mild swelling and bruising at the injection sites, and the results may take a few weeks to become fully visible.
On the day of treatment, your plastic surgeon will greet you, explain the process, and go over how the treatment will work. Then, you will be given local anesthesia to numb the areas where injections will be made, and you may also be given sedation to make the process as painless as possible. Using a syringe, your plastic surgeon will remove fat from a fat-rich area of your body, such as the tummy, love handles, or muffin tops. The extracted fat will be centrifuged and filtered to separate it from water and blood.
Then, the fat will be placed in multiple syringes and injected into the desired areas of the face for anti-aging benefits and a renewed appearance. As the fat is injected, drop by drop, the plastic surgeon will build it layer by layer to achieve a perfect plumpness. Dermapose treatment takes roughly one hour from start to finish, and you will be able to go home the same day. Apart from the small incision at the fat donor site, no other incisions are made.
There may be mild swelling and bruising at the injection sites, and the results may take a few weeks to become fully visible. However, these side effects should resolve within a few days. You should be able to resume your normal activities immediately after the procedure, although you may be advised to avoid strenuous activities for a few days.
Overall, micro fat transfer and Dermapose are effective and natural alternatives to plastic surgery for adding subtle volume and fullness to the soft tissues of the face. They offer a quick and minimally invasive treatment option for eliminating wrinkles and fine lines on the skin and producing a natural, long-lasting, youthful-looking appearance. If you are considering these treatments, it is important to speak with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if they are right for you and to discuss any potential risks or side effects. Your surgeon will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.
Call us today to discuss Dermapose and other surgical and non-surgical treatments with Dr. Effie Politis. For more information on our plastic surgery treatments, visit the site “Politis Plastic Surgery.”