Fat injection is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures among patients who want to change their appearances, for both men and women. Many people prefer this procedure to reform misshaped areas on their bodies. 

Here are a few things that you need to know about fat injection: There are two types of procedures that can be considered as fat injection. The first is fat transfer, and the second one is fat filling. These two are completely different cosmetic surgeries and serve different purposes along with better appearance. To differentiate these two procedures, it is important to keep these facts in mind. First, injected fat is not synthetic or not transferred from another person, instead, it is removed from the patient’s body with a liposuction procedure. So, fat injection is not only one procedure, there are multiple stages to have.

Generally, fat injection offers a long-term solution because transferred fat tissues are integrated into the new area and other tissues unless any complications occur. Of course, your surgeon always knows the best.

What is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer, also known as lipomodelling or fat graft, is a cosmetic surgery that is performed to reform special areas such as the face. The procedure contains a three-staged surgical process and is carried out under general anesthetic or local anesthetic. In this procedure, the patient’s fat is removed from a specific area such as the hips, with the help of a liposuction procedure, then it is placed to the desired area. Popular areas are cheek, forehead, eye bags, cheekbone, and lips. Since it is a risky procedure as other surgical procedures, it is best to ask your surgeon for further details.

Should I Get Filler or Fat Transfer?

Even though both procedures reduce the signs of aging, especially when it is applied to the face, each of the procedures functions differently, and is preferred and applied for different purposes. For example, the fat transfer procedure includes removing unwanted fat from the body, then injecting the fat tissues into the face. On the other hand, fillers do not contain natural substances, instead, they are synthetic products. So that it will be best for you to decide what you want to restore first. Most generally, fillers are more popular among men as women mostly prefer the more natural look. 

Another point to consider while deciding which procedure to get is that fillers might include allergic substances. If the patient is allergic to any kind of substance inside the filler, the procedure might become risky so this circumstance may change the flow of the procedure and may cause unexpected consequences. Besides, fillers last approximately 12 – 18 months before a repeat injection but it depends on the type of filler and the patient’s body reaction. In this case, both procedures have pros and cons to consider in accordance with your needs. 

How Long Does Fat Injection Last?

Unlike fillers, fat injection includes fat tissues from the patient’s body. Since the injected fat is removed from the patient’s body to keep the balance. Tissues will be integrated into the related areas. In this case, even though all processes depend on the situation, fat injection offers permanent or at least long-term solutions

Common Areas For Injection: Abs, Arms, Face, Buttocks, Hands

Fat injection is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for both men and women. This procedure can be performed in various areas of the body with minimum disadvantages depending on the patient’s desires and needs. Even if these procedures can be performed on both men and women, injections into facial areas such as the forehead, lip, cheek, buttocks are more common among women patients while men prefer abs or arms more frequently. In addition, this surgical procedure is also used for breast enlargement, crooked or thin legs.

Of course, in order to get an injection, there are several specific areas where fat is removed such as the hip, thigh, or abdomen. Nonetheless, it is also important to keep in mind that fat injection results on the face are not predictable, and multiple procedures might be needed.