Fat injection is the operation of taking the person’s own fat from a certain area for aesthetic appearance and transferring it to the desired area by surgical methods. The area where fat is removed is usually the abdomen. In addition, the given fat cells continue to live in their new places and act as a natural filler in that area. The survival rate of fat cells determines the success rate of fat injection.
It is the process of injecting the fat taken from any part of the body to the area where the person needs it, with special processes. It is a process that can be done from any area that is needed. Generally, areas such as cheeks, cheekbones, chin area, hands, breasts, legs are among the most preferred areas. Permanence rate may vary depending on where the fat injection is transferred. How much fat remains in the body can be understood at the end of approximately 6 months. Accordingly, the necessity of a similar operation is foreseen. Fat injection can be done in patients with collapsed body, in the pits formed as a result of sudden weight gain and loss, in order to balance the disproportionate body structures. Some of the fat given during fat injection will melt under all conditions. The rate of this melting varies from person to person. After the melting is completed, if the remaining adipose tissue has provided sufficient results, there is no need for a repeat operation. However, you can make this decision after the examination with your specialist doctor.
– The intake of aspirin and its derivatives, which have blood thinning properties, should be discontinued before the fat injection process. However, if there are regularly used drugs, they should never be stopped without consulting a doctor.
-A photo of the body area to be applied is taken.
– The fat cells to be injected are taken from the abdomen, waist or a different part of the person. Various medical instruments such as special vacuum cannulas are used in this process.
-The fat taken from the person’s own body is subjected to a special process and becomes ready for use.
– Depending on the planning made before the application, the oil injection process is performed.
Although fat injection is mostly performed under local anesthesia, it is also performed under general anesthesia in some patients. The procedure takes an average of 1- 1.5 hours. When it is performed under local anesthesia, the patient can return home or work after resting for half an hour after the procedure. In the case of general anesthesia, the patient is usually sent home after 4-6 hours. The person can adapt to his normal life within 10 days. Of course, the permanence times of fats can be variable, and this is somewhat related to the body structure of the person. In this injection, 40% of the fat can maintain its presence even though it has been 6 months since the procedure. However, it should be noted that this process can be repeated many times.