Regenerative Medicine Microfat & Nanofat

 

Microfat & Nanofat
Two types of fat preparation used for facial and body rejuvenation
Microfat
  • harvest fat from abdomen & Flanks with small cannulas
  • Done under local anesthesia in office setting
  • Fat is washed & filtered
  • Injected into areas of central face that need volume replacement caused by aging
  • Used to fill hollowness in temples,cheeks, along orbit and mouth
  • Corrects loss of volume that facelifts cannot improve
  • Obtain volumes in much larger amounts than with off the shelf fillers like Restylane,Juvederm,Voluma
  • Microfat can last many years
  • Other advantage is it contains vital cells responsible for improving the texture and quality of skin
  • These cells also stimulate you to create natural collagen and improve your wrinkles,texture,complexion
  • These anti-aging cells include mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors all involved in the healing and remodeling process of the body
  • Microfat survival depends upon where and how it’s placed
  • It’s usually placed the same manner as fillers that are off the shelf; in 1 cc syringes and small gauge needles or cannulas
  • 75-80% of microfat that’s placed in the upper forehead, cheek and periorbital areas survives long term and often permanently
  • Microfat placed around the mouth in the nasabial folds, lips, and chin has a long term survival of about 50% due to the movement in these areas
  • Even when some of the microfat resorbs the rejuvenating effects have a long term effect in rejuvenating the skin
  • The added benefit is that small problem areas of unwanted fat are also eliminated with the mini liposuction process needed to harvest the microfat
  • Recovery is short with mild bruising and swelling as is seen in facial filler injections
Nanofat
  • Microfat which is highly filter ultimately destroys the fat cells but leaves behind the valuable elements of skin rejuvenation like mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors
  • The Nanofat can be injected superficially in the skin of the face and neck to improve complexion, tone, and pigmentary issues from sun damage
  • Nanofat can be injected in the eyelid region to improve hyperpigmentation of the skin
  • Nanofat can be used to improve the texture of the neck and de’collete area
  • Nanofat is often injected along with microfat grafting
  • Nanofat improves skin changes caused by aging and sun damage
  • Nanofat improves pigmentary changes in the skin
  • Nanofat reduces scars
These fat grafting techniques have been central in the development of regenerative medicine. Once a patient requires multiple syringes of off the shelf injectables like Hyaluronic fillers (Juvederm,Restylane,Juvederm) it’s more cost effective and longer lasting to consider using a patient’s own natural fat to both replace volume and improve skin quality and tone. This is a safe, effective, and natural alternative to commercial fillers using a patient’s own natural cells.
Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS
Triple-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 480 
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel 858.623.6333

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