Fat Fillers: Candidates, Benefits, Risks, Recovery, Cost

You might want to get fat fillers if you want to fill out sagging cheekbones, get rid of deep lines on your face, make your lips softer, or make your breasts bigger.

Fat injections are a popular short-term way to make hollow cheeks, thin lips, an aging forehead, eyes, and scars look better. In a process called breast augmentation fat transfer, fat fillers can also be used sometimes to enhance breasts. Since the fat used in the injection comes from another part of your body, you don’t have to worry about putting something strange into your body.

Are You a Good Candidate for Fat Fillers?

Anyone of any age can use fat fillers. The best people to get fat injections are those who know a lot about the process and can follow all of the aftercare instructions. Some treatments may need to be done more than once, and good candidates know that they may need more than one session to get the results they want. Patients who want fat injections must have extra fat in another part of their body that can be used to make the fat injection.

How do Fat Fillers Work?

Local anesthesia is used for the procedure, which is done in the doctor’s office. The needle injection may cause the patient only a little bit of pain. The procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on how much work needs to be done. Shortly after the procedure is done, the patient can go home.

First, an antiseptic is put on the place where the fat will be taken out of your body and the place where the fat will be injected.

The fat cells are then taken out of the buttocks, stomach, or thighs using a vacuum and a syringe or cannula, which is a thin hollow tube.

After the fat cells are sucked out, the doctor cleans and processes them. During the so-called stem cell face lift, stem cells in the fat cells are either “activated” with drugs, chemicals, or lasers, or they are processed with a special tool. The fat is then put under the skin in the area that needs it. At this point, a bandage can be put on.

At body temperature, transplanted fat cells will die in three to four days if they don’t get blood. It takes three to four days for the first blood vessels to reach the fat cells that were injected. So, the “take” of fat cells is always a gamble; some survive forever, but most don’t and are reabsorbed by the body.

How long does Fat Filler last?

Within a week, the results are clear. Fat fillers never completely fix wrinkles, scars, hollow cheeks, or thin lips, and the results don’t last forever. The effects can last for a few weeks or up to a year.

Recovery after getting Fat Filler

After the procedure, the patient may have a lot of swelling and some bruises. The swelling could go on for weeks or even months. In the first 48 hours, the area that was treated may look red. There may also be scabs. Most of the time, things can go back to normal right away. People are told not to go out in the sun. Pain that can’t be controlled or symptoms that are getting worse or aren’t normal should be told to the doctor right away.

Fat Fillers Risks and Complications

Any medical procedure can have side effects, but most side effects from fat injections aren’t too bad. Some of the problems that can happen are uneven skin texture, infection, abscess, and scarring. Sometimes, the area may be too full or underfilled.

Alternative and Extra Treatments for Fat Fillers

Depending on your condition, there may be other ways to treat you. Botox, Restylane, Laviv, and vampire injections are some other minimally invasive procedures. For severe signs of aging, such as sagging eyelids, a facelift, or a sagging forehead, surgery may be a better choice.

Your doctor may suggest more treatments for the top layer of your skin, such as a chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing, or microdermabrasion.

Fat filler vs Dermal fillers

Fat is definitely more technical and hard to work with. I like hyaluronic acid for injections around the eyes to smooth the area where the eyelid meets the cheek. When injected smoothly and correctly, there shouldn’t be any lumps or bumps. I like to use hyaluronic acid on the lips when I’m trying to bring back the vertical ridges of the upper lip’s phyltral columns and “Cupid’s bow” points, as well as a nice rolled lip edge, because it has the consistency of caulking material and can give shape. Fat is soft and doesn’t put as much pressure on the skin as fillers do. But new research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center shows that putting fat cells over a wide area can restore a lot of volume loss in the upper lip beyond the vermillion by making the loose skin less noticeable.

In non-surgical cases where the sub-malar fat pad deflates, I like the highly crosslinked, stiff material of Voluma because it does a great job of re-supporting the facial structures in a more youthful position. If I’m already doing a face or neck lift surgery, I always add volume to the face before lifting the tissue. When I do this, I use fat because it’s easy to remove and inject while the person is asleep. Some thin women may lose a lot of volume in the temple area, which can make the face look like a skeleton around the eyes and make the brows look like they are sagging. This looks like a good sign for Sculptra. If the loss of volume in the sub-malar fat pad is more than a few vials of Voluma per side, I also like to use Sculptra.

Plastic surgery is getting better at fat grafting. At every industry conference, there is a lot of talk about the techniques and the science behind the results. It can be used on almost any part of the body, including the face, breast, hand, buttock, and other deformities in the shape of the body. In the early stages of facial rejuvenation, which can start in your 30s or later, most of the volume restoration is done in an office setting with ready-made fillers. This is because it is easy and quick.

Fat Fillers Cost in Dubai

One or more parts of the body may be affected by the procedure. Before a doctor looks at you, it’s hard to give you an accurate cost estimate because the right amount of filler for each area and the thickness of the filler needed for each area can be different.

Fat Fillers can cost in Dubai anywhere from 1500 AED to more than 18000 AED if the whole face needs to be done.

Since the treatment is hard to predict, you will need to think about how much it could cost over the course of your life to figure out how it will really affect your budget.

Some of the cost may be covered by insurance if the procedure is medically necessary, like when scars from injuries need to be treated. You can talk to your doctor about how to file for insurance. Insurance doesn’t cover procedures that are just for looks.

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