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What is Nano Fat Transfer?
Nano Fat Transfer is the process whereby fat can be harvested from one part of the body and then placed in another part of the body as a fat graft. The reason that is done is to replace volume in the graft area so as to restore contour or shape to the area. This is of particular value in the face as well as in the breasts and buttocks. Fat grafting has an additional value in that it enables rejuvenation of the overlying skin. The reason that happens is because the grafted fat is rich in mesenchymal stem cells. Adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (AdMSC) are critical in tissue regeneration and repair. The size of the graft and the components thereof determines whether a graft is a Micro or Nano Fat. The method of preparation and the effect of the graft is variable. The indications for Nano Fat transfer are increasing steadily. In Nano Fat Transfer, thin injection cannulas are used for a more finessed effect. The fat that is used for this treatment is processed into a more refined fat graft called “Nano Fat.” 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.
What are the benefits of using fat?
The results of facial contouring are significant and very rapid with almost immediate results. A certain amount of swelling occurs in the grafted area however this resovles over a few days. the fat is inserted using blunt cannulas to avoid any bruising. Since the fat has the AdMScells there is additional skin rejuvenation in the area. The fat potentially will last longer than a regular Dermal Tissue Filler because it is a living graft.
How long does Nano Fat Transfer last?
This varies amongst patients and can remain up to 3 years.
Fat grafting, or also known as fat transfer can rejuvenate areas and restore youthfulness to the hands, augment breasts and buttocks, increase volume in cheeks and provide the desirable pouty lips.
Generally, fat used in this procedure is removed from unwanted fat on parts of the body such as the arms, abdomen, thighs and flanks.
With fat-grafting, patients can get their breasts back using their own stem cells. During breast reconstruction, fat grafting can enhance the breasts by half a cup size and give breasts a softer touch and more natural-looking appearance to. At the same time, women who had loose breasts after pregnancy have seen satisfactory results with this procedure.
It has helped patients to reconstruct the breast after mastectomy. Some patients have undergone the fat grafting procedure six months after their last radiotherapy or chemotherapy session.
On the other hand, fat grafting is not suitable for heavy smokers, as smoking endangers the survival of fat drawn. It is also not for people who have no patience who want big breasts instantaneously.