The most important development in plastic surgery lately, after learning fat tissue can be transferred from one area to another. Fat injection, also known as fat transfer or fat grafting, improves skin quality and slows down the aging process by providing repaired and renewed skin.
Development in graft surgery help fat injection treatment a lot behind transferable mindset. Studies have shown that the injected fat tissues are very rich source of stem cells. In this way, the stem cells turn into the cells called fibroblast and repair, renew and improve the quality of the skin and slow down the aging process. After the studies, fat injection has become more popular and has been applied almost in every part of the face. Even applied for skin areas with radiotherapy to regenerate the skin.
Fat injection is a permanent procedure, but the remaining amount varies depending the applied area. Durability of fat injection is very high (50-80%) in less mobile areas such as cheeks, eyelids, and forehead. The durability of fat injection is lower (20-30%) in more mobile areas such as lips. However, injected fat will not dissolve completely. Fat injections may be combined with rhinoplasty surgeries.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Suleyman TAS uses fat injection frequently in his operations and believes that fat injections helps other aesthetic intervention to have long last results.