NanoFat and MicroFat Transfer
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?
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.
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.