Ageing is an inevitable part of life that, despite our greatest efforts, we simply cannot evade. As we age we lose fat from our faces, breasts and hands and often accumulate fatty deposits in unwanted regions such as the stomach, thighs, arms, chin and back. As volume loss occurs and skin elasticity declines, wrinkles start to appear and our facial definition disappears. Aspiring to age gracefully and maintaining our physical appearance is a virtue, and although we want to look our best at any stage or age, not all of us are comfortable with or capable of going through plastic surgery.
Medical practitioners and researchers within the Aesthetic industry have been developing, refining and tweaking old and new techniques in hopes of developing methods which prove to be safe, efficient, and provide long-lasting, natural results. Such research and deliberation led to the utilization of fat tissue in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
- Filling in forehead wrinkles and laugh lines
- Filling sunken areas around the eyes
- Cheek or chin augmentation
- Smoothing lines in the face
The stem cells added to the fat tissue ensure that the graft is successfully maintained within the new environment and increases the survival rate of the fat cells. This is achieved through the formation of new blood vessels (neovascularisation) for the fat graft. The newly formed blood supply ensures that the vital nutrients reach the transferred tissue. The stem cells also contribute to tissue volume by forming new fats cells and support tissues such as fibroblasts and collagen.