Autologous fat transfer is a widely used and effective method in patients with volume loss in any part of their body. The excess fat tissue is taken and transferred to the desired site during the operation in order to provide volume. However, the viability of fat cells (adipocytes) after the transfer is the most important […]
Autologous fat transfer is a widely used and effective method in patients with volume loss in any part of their body. The excess fat tissue is taken and transferred to the desired site during the operation in order to provide volume. However, the viability of fat cells (adipocytes) after the transfer is the most important step since the viability of a damaged adipocyte is decreased and it will be lead to cell death if the damage is unfixable as it is in most conditions. There are several fat transfer methods developed for increasing the viability of the adipocytes however they all have shortcomings.
The “International Aesthetic Fat Transfer” method uses a closed system to obtain, process and re-deliver the fat tissue in order to decrease the fat tissue contamination with the environment. Old and vulnerable fat cells are distinguished from the young and healthy ones and only the young and healthy adipocytes are delivered to the recipient site. In some old techniques and some recent techniques, the distinguishing process is not involved in the procedure. In these techniques the viability of the transferred fat tissue was not satisfying often resulting in patients’ complains as “the fat transfer did not last too long”, “the volume is the same as before”. Then; surgeons started to deliver more volume than what is necessary to achieve the desired volume after the death of old and vulnerable cells. And this led to some early postoperative problems like excessive and prolonged edema, unsustainable and unpredictable results.
International Aesthetic Fat Transfer method is developed in order to overcome all these shortcomings. We use a closed system to obtain, process, distinguish and deliver fat cells. The old and vulnerable fat cells are distinguished mechanically without any chemical agent used in order not to damage the young and healthy fat cells.
Our fat tissue contains not only fat cells but some stem cells too that can turn into other cells. We call these stem cells “adipose tissue-derived stem cells”. The number and viability of “adipose tissue-derived stem cells” is one of the most important factors in terms of the viability of the transferred fat tissue. In the “InternationalAesthetic Fat Transfer” method the adipose tissue-derived stem cells are distinguished and transferred in a higher amount compared to other methods.
Fat transfer system allows us to transfer the fat tissue taken from any part of your body to another part. Fat injections receive very good feedbacks providing excellent compatibility with plastic surgery procedures. Injections in problematic areas that need improvement
and volume result in long-lasting and safe results as fat tissue are vital. After collection; contaminating the fat tissue with air, heat or environmental factors can lead to negative results. With InternationalAesthetic’s patented and awarded fat transfer system, the fat tissue is collected purified and enriched from stem cells and transferred to the desired area in a closed system. Thus viability of the fat tissue is protected. The viability of the transferred fat cells with this patented and awarded method is much better compared to other fat transfer methods.
How the operation is performed?
The fat tissue is obtained via a thin cannula through a skin incision in a diameter of 0.5 cm. Obtained fat tissue is processed and transferred to the areas that are decided before via thin cannula without any skin cut. Therefore there is no risk of scar tissue development in this technique. Since there is no skin cut the recovery is very fast and you can start doing your daily work just after the procedure.
Where can it be applied to?
Face, lips, cheeks, breast hands, buttocks, genital area, upper and lower legs are the areas that autologous fat tissue can be transferred to. In patients with volume loss, scar tissue or patients who need reconstructive surgery; the autosomal fat tissue can be used in order to provide volume.
Why should I have “International Aesthetic Fat Transfer”?
If you are complaining about volume loss in your face, breast, genital area, hands or buttocks you can get benefit from “InternationalAesthetic Fat Transfer” method. This method is developed precisely to increase the viability of the transferred fat tissue. Since the transferred fat tissue contains stem cells; the quality of the skin tissue that the fat tissue was transferred to gets improved. “InternationalAesthetic Fat Transfer” method is the best way in order to provide the volume that is missing. This method can provide great results that cannot be achieved with implants, fillers and other methods.
“International Aesthetic Fat Transfer” is performed under general anesthesia and it takes to perform the procedure nearly 1.5 to 2 hours when it is performed by a team of plastic surgeons. It is really important to decrease the operation duration to give less anesthesia to the patient yielding a better postoperative period to the patient. You will be advised not to eat 6 hours before the surgery and that is all! You will get a physical examination by your surgeon and anesthetist. After the examination; we will prepare you for the surgery. You will receive a sedation in order to reduce the preoperative anxiety and fell yourself more comfortable.
“InternationalAesthetic Fat Transfer” can be combined with implants in the breast, lower leg and buttocks, combined with “Spider Web Method” in the face, breast, genital area, and buttocks. It can be also combined with reconstructive surgeries in order to improve the quality of the skin tissue.
Recovery and Results
After the “International Aesthetic Fat Transfer” operation the recovery period depends on your physical status, age, general health, and condition mainly. The operation itself does not take too long, therefore, you receive a mild anesthesia. Since the anesthesia that you receive is mild; you will not have problems associated with anesthetic agents after the operation. This is especially important and can be achieved with only a team of plastic surgeons as we have. After the operation, you won’t have stitches and bandages. You can start to do your daily activities just after the operations but we do not advise you heavy lifting, running or activities that require excess physical activity. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will be.
• Higher viability rate of collected cells
• Closed system (no contamination)
• Concentrated young and healthy adipocytes and stem cells
• Short transfer time (in 30 minutes)