Fat Grafting Volumization/ Nanofat Rejuvenation
Fat grafting remains the gold standard and is the most economical technique for facial volumizing (1) This treatment should change one’s appearance to be more youthful, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing, all in a single procedure. Fat grafting is a very effective treatment for the entire face.
Where is fat grafting used?
- Jaw Line
Specifically developed as an anti-aging solution, Nanofat Grafting adds volume to the skin for natural, long-lasting results. It is used for the anatomic refilling of deep fat compartments.
What is 3-D Facial Rejuvenation
- Surgical Model– states majority of facial aging is because of gravity’s effects on facial soft tissue; therefore, lifting, repositioning and excising excess soft tissue is optimal to restore the face to its prior form. This is the traditional “facelift.”
- Volume Model– Secondary to limitations of the surgical model to consistently address facial aging led to the popularity of the “volume model.” This model addresses the deflation and hollows seen in the aging face as evidence of facial fat loss causing majority of aging changes. The advances in soft tissue fillers and fat transfer technologies has fueled growth of this model.
Clinical and research evidence show that facial aging involves complex multidimensional interactions between all different tissue types.
Here is an actual Signature Medspa patient who has been rejuvenated through Nanofat Grafting!
Is Fat Grafting Permanent?
Yes. Once a fat graft attains its blood supply it will be retained and not dissipate. Understanding the graft usually doesn’t take 100% and variability can be from 50-90%. In addition, the portion that survives behaves like the original donor site, i.e. susceptible to weight gain like the body region it derives from.
Why do people need more fat or fillers after a few years?
Whether someone will need more fat or fillers several years after treatment depends on how genetically and environmentally they are programmed for further aging. 1 During one’s lifetime, volume is lost in the face in a linear manner. Please refer to the graph below for more information.
Should I get fat grafting or filler?
If you are less than 40 years old, have unstable weight fluctuations or are wanting an isolated reconstructed purpose, then fillers are the best option. If global facial volumization is desired then fat grafting is the best option. This procedure is more cost effective compared to fillers and provides the deep volume support that is going to last longer than fillers. Refer to the figure below for more information.
What is Nanofat/Microfat?
Mechanical emulsification of fat to reduce particle size permitting the small needle injection capability while preserving the stromal cell viability. Stem cells are still richly present in the nanofat.
No viable adipocytes were observed in nanofat samples. Adipose derived stem cells were richly present in the nanofat sample. Nanofat is used for more delicate areas of the face such as tear troughs, lips, fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Nanofat appears with a delay of 4 weeks to 3 months.
How does Nanofat Grafting counteract signs of aging?
What makes Nanofat Grafting a unique anti-aging solution is the regenerative properties of the fat itself. These regenerative properties are able to safely and effectively slow down the aging process within the skin.
Improved elasticity is presumably a consequence of increased collagen and elastin synthesis and remodeling. The effects are most likely triggered by stem cells rather than grafted adipocytes. It is remarkable that these multipotent stem cells are richly present in fat tissue.
Signs of Aging that Nanofat Grafting can Address:
- Liquid fat emulsion.
- Interdermal/subdermal injection.
- Perioral skin
- Sun damaged or aged breast cleavage
- Tear trough volume and dark color
- Irregular skin quality because of the reduced number of adipocytes
Treatment Protocol for Fat Grafting
Single Session- filler touch up at 9 months- 1 year following the procedure. The reason to wait is to allow for complete neovascularization of the fat graft that evolves and matures over a year.
With Nanofat Grafting, we can help you keep signs of aging in the past, rather than as a part of your future. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment at the location nearest you to learn more about Nanofat Grafting! We look forward to hearing from you!