As opposed to conventional fat grafting, the nano fat fill method uses the extra step of liquefying fat prior to grafting. Please refer to the section on FAT FILL for more info.
Indications for nano fat fill.
Nanofat is essentially used to fill in irregularities and grooves that occur on the skin. It is also known to significantly improve skin quality and reduce pigmentation. This nanofat fill can be used in conjunction with chemical peels and also laser resurfacing.
It finds application in a variety of indications such as:
- Fine facial lines
- Neck Lines
- Rhytides (perioral)
- Stretch marks
- Periorbital skin (esp. dark lower eyelids)
- Nasolabial Folds (laugh line)
- Perioral Lines
- Lip Rejuvenation
- Areola Rejuvenation
- Sun damage in the décolletage area
What to expect during the consultation?
Dr prince explains the available augmentation methods before you opt for a nano fat fill. You are free to use the site of fat harvest for the Nano fat fill procedure to your advantage to get rid of any undesired flab.
What to expect before the procedure?
You will be advised to stop smoking at least four weeks before surgery. Besides, the surgeon shall advice you to avoid certain medications such as Aspirin (blood thinning agents).
How is the procedure performed?
Dr prince performs the procedure under local anesthesia. Just as in a regular fat grafting procedure, fat is liposuctioned from feasible areas of the body, emulsified by passing it back and forth through fine apertures between 2 syringes, followed by filtration of the lipoaspirate. The Nanograft technique requires fat to be emulsified into pure liquid of very fine consistency, which is then injected as a layer under the skin in the desired areas with very fine needles. It is injected into the intradermal level of the skin for improved quality. The procedure takes about 1 – 1.5 hours.
What to expect after the procedure?
Patients undergoing nano fat fill are free to get home the very same day. You may experience tenderness and mild swelling in the area where the fat was injected, but it shall settle by itself in less than a week.
You will be advised to wear customized compression garments for the first few weeks in the area of the fat harvest to help minimize swelling, decrease hematoma formation and significantly decrease post-operative pain. Sutures are removed a week after the surgery.
What are the downsides associated with the procedure
Swelling and bruising is a common occurrences following the procedure, which will subside in less than a week. Due to the underlying activity, the results may take months to show up. Nano fat grafting procedures are otherwise considered relatively safe.