If you are tired of getting fillers but still worried about skin that makes you look older than you feel thanks to volume loss, wrinkles, and sagging, you are not alone. While dermal filler injections can offer great results for signs of aging, repeated maintenance injections can be time-consuming and frustrating. Nanofat may be the solution for you! Nanofat and microfat transfer are excellent options for patients seeking a more youthful look and long-term results.

What is NanoFat or MicroFat Transfer?

Nanofat transfer and microfat transfer are two specified techniques for grafting fat to the face (or other areas) in order to improve the appearance of the skin. Through nanofat transfer and microfat transfer, very small amounts of fat in very small particles are injected into areas of volume loss. The fat is processed and filtered so that it can be injected using a filler-sized injection needle, which is much smaller than those used for traditional fat transfer techniques. Just 40-60 mL of fat are required to complete the nano at transfer procedure, on average. Because the procedure is completed using very small needles, general anesthesia is not required, allowing for a much faster recovery compared to other options. The entire face can also be treated in a single session, including the temples, cheeks, under eyes (lower periorbital areas), lower face, lips, or chin. Issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging brows, or acne scars can also be addressed, as well as signs of aging in the hands. Nanofat transfer also pairs well with Colombian Liposculpture and can be completed simultaneously.

Who is a Candidate for NanoFat or MicroFat Transfer?

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Nanofat or microfat transfer is an excellent option for patients who previously received or have considered dermal fillers but are looking for more permanent results. Nanofat and microfat transfer can be used to improve aging signs in the skin including wrinkles, fine lines, or folds. It is also beneficial for creating a smoother, fuller, and more youthful look by reversing the hollow or sunken appearance caused by age-related volume loss.

Nanofat and microfat transfer can also be used for hand rejuvenation. The hands naturally lose fat and volume over time, contributing to an older appearance. Microfat or nanofat transfer can restore a youthful look by rejuvenating the backs of the hands.

Finally, patients can benefit from nanofat and micro fat injections to address acne scarring. Many patients have depressed scars from acne, which can be filled in through precise nano or micro fat injections.

As long as you are generally healthy overall, you are likely a great candidate for nanofat transfer. Nanofat transfer differs from filler injections because it uses your own natural fat rather than ingredients like hyaluronic acid. This means that results will last significantly longer and there is no risk of allergic reaction.

NanoFat & MicroFat FAQs

How long does it take for Nanofat to work?

You can see immediate results with Nanofat transfer, although it can take a few weeks for your final results to settle in as the transferred fat establishes a new blood supply.

How long does microfat grafting last?

Microfat grafting can last for many years, making it an excellent, long-term option. Microfat transfer cannot stop the process of aging, however, so its best to practice good anti-aging skincare to maintain your results.

Is Nanofat transfer safe?

Nanofat transfer is very safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. There are risks involved with any procedure, however, and you can discuss them during your consultation.

How do you make Nanofat?

Nanofat is created from your own fatty tissue sample and a specialized purification process. This allows it to be injected using a very fine needle commonly used with dermal filler procedures.

How long does Nanofat grafting last?

Nanofat transfer can produce permanent results as long as the grafted fat can establish a new blood supply.

Is facial fat grafting worth it?

Many patients prefer facial fat grafting over dermal fillers since it carries less risk of allergic reaction. Thats because your own tissues are used, which can produce results for many years.

What is Microfat grafting?

Microfat grafting is another term for nanofat transfer, or a specialized process where your own fatty tissue is grafted to an area where you want to restore youthful volume.

Can fat transfer be permanent?

Yes! Once the fatty tissue establishes a new blood supply, it can remain in the treatment area for the long term.

What are the uses of Nanofat transfer?

Nanofat transfer has many uses, including restoring volume to many areas of the face like the lips, cheeks, midface, undereyes, and nose. It can also be used in different areas of the body.

How long does bruising last after Nanofat?

If you experience bruising after Nanofat transfer, it usually subsides within one to two weeks.

What Happens During NanoFat and MicroFat Transfer?

Before nanofat or microfat transfer, patients must first undergo liposuction to collect the donor fat. Since only a small amount of fat is necessary to complete the procedure, even lean patients who are not concerned with body contouring are often good candidates. After collecting the fat, it is then purified and filtered to create small particles. Once the fat is prepared, it can be combined with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) if necessary.

Nanofat and microfat transfer can be completed under local anesthetic. Once the treatment area is numbed, the fat is injected using a small needle or cannula. Dr. Mercado will make small and precise injections to create the desired look.

How Long Does NanoFat or MicroFat Transfer Last?

Like traditional fat transfer, nanofat and micro fat transfer results are often permanent. A small amount of fat may fail to establish a blood supply, meaning that your final results will be less prominent than what you see immediately after the procedure. However, once healing is complete and a majority of the transferred fat establishes a healthy blood supply, these results will last for many years. Over time, the natural aging process can cause a small amount of volume loss to occur. During a consultation, you can review your options for maintaining your results long-term.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about nanofat and microfat transfer, schedule a consultation at Eterna MD. Dr. Mercado and our staff will happily answer any questions you might have about this procedure. Call our Lake Mary, Florida office at (407) 664-1073 or complete our online form to schedule your appointment.