Fat Grafting, or placing your own fat to add volume, can be done on any part of the body. Since it uses your body tissue, it is completely safe with no chance of foreign body rejection. There are three types of fat grafting performed Dr. Valdez. Fat Grafting using the syringe technique, Microfat Grafting and Dermal Fat Grafting.
Fat grafting using the syringe technique is done to larger areas of the body, such as the legs, abdomen and buttocks. Fat is harvested from another area using 60cc syringes. It is then strained and placed back into syringes for injection into the desired areas.
Microfat Grafting is done on smaller areas of the body, such as the hands, lips or facial lines to add minimal fullness. In this technique, smaller cannulas and syringes are used. The harvested fat is placed and spun in a centrifuge to remove oils and any other non-fat materials. The result is very smooth in texture and is injected into the desired area.
Nano fat grating uses very finely processed fat that we can now inject through very fine needles with a micro droplet technique. This allows fat to be injected much more superficially than before. It is also possible to distribute the fat in a very thin layer under the full surface of the facial and neck skin to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin, fill out fine lines and wrinkles, improve facial scars and facial skin discoloration.
Dermal Fat Grafting is performed by removing a strip of tissue from another part of the body to place into the lips or other facial areas and indentions. This dermal fat is usually found within a previous scar.