How Nanofat Can Transform Your LookSeptember 20, 2021
There are more non-surgical treatment options available than ever, and they can achieve excellent results without downtime or surgery. However, if non-surgical treatments don’t achieve the results you want any more, it’s normal to be concerned about the need for surgery. Fortunately, minimally-invasive procedures can achieve better results than non-surgical options without the extensive downtime of surgical lift procedures. Nanofat is just one option, so here’s what to know about it.
What is Nanofat Transfer?
Nanofat transfer doesn’t use fillers, but rather natural fat tissue. This procedure is a great option for things like:
- Fine lines
- Areas of hyperpigmentation
Nanofat transfer begins with liposuction, a minimally invasive treatment. This process collects fat tissue from an area of your body. Because the procedure requires a minimal amount of fat, you can benefit from a nanofat transfer even if you’re lean and have low body fat.
After the fat is collected, it’s purified and filtered, creating tiny particles. After the fat preparation, if needed, it can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) which is collected through a blood sample.
The nanofat treatment can be completed under local anesthetic. Dr. Mercado numbs the treatment area and injects the fat using a cannula or small needle. Afterward, you can return home.
The Benefits of Nanofat
To benefit most from its regenerative properties, nanofat is injected right into your tissue (and not below your skin like with macro-and-micro-fats) to restore volume. This provides the treated area with a healthier, younger appearance.
Some other benefits include:
- Improved skin texture
- Repaired skin damage
- Rejuvenated and tightened tissue
- Even skin tone
Nanofat injections can be used as standalone procedures as well as combined with other non-surgical treatments.
Who is a Good Candidate for Nanofat?
You’re like a good candidate for this procedure if you’re concerned about:
- Fine lines
- Poor skin texture
- Acne scarring
- Other similar conditions
Fortunately, nanofat can be applied to numerous existing treatments. Therefore, if you’re considering some type of cosmetic procedure, it’s possible for you to benefit from nanofat without having to drastically change your current treatment plan.
While you can use nanofat on any complexion or skin type, you’ll want to be sure you come into this procedure with realistic expectations and know what to expect from nanofat. During your initial consultation with your cosmetic surgeon and your follow-up visits, ask questions and do your research to determine if this procedure is right for you.
What to Expect From Nanofat Recovery
The nanofat procedure has a relatively simple and quick recovery process. You might experience mild bruising, swelling, and redness around the injection area. However, these usually fade shortly after treatment. Sometimes, patients experience some localized, mild discomfort after the topical anesthetic wears off.
Nanofat requires little downtime. While you should avoid strenuous activities for at least one week, most individuals can return to their normal daily activities, including work, within one to three days of their treatment.
You’ll experience immediate enhancement in any skin textural issues and this enhancement can last for years. Because this treatment still uses natural cells and fat, it’s highly suggested you have multiple nanofat applications because, during recovery, some of the cells will detach. Often, individuals who have multiple applications can go several years without requiring touch-ups.
Schedule your Consultation
Nanofat is an excellent option for rejuvenating your look without significant downtime. If you’re interested in learning more about your cosmetic options, contact Eterna MD to schedule a consultation by calling 407-664-1073 or filling out our online form.