Nano fat grafting, known medically as Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection (ALMI), is a new procedure for transferring fat from one part of the body to another. It’s an effective way to improve your appearance by restoring the loss of volume in your face that normally occurs with age. Nano fat grafting is a safe, minimally invasive method of facial restoration. It’s also an economical alternative to other types of cosmetic surgery for replacing tissue loss.
Nano fat grafting consists of three distinct steps. After administering a local anesthesia, your surgeon will insert a small needle attached to a syringe into an area with excess fat and remove a small amount of fat. These areas most often include the waist, hips, thighs, abdomen and buttocks. The second step is to isolate the fat cells from other fluids by spinning it in a centrifuge. Other specialized cells and growth factors in the liposuctioned tissue may also be retained. The final step in nano fat grafting is to inject the isolated cells into the target area, usually the face. This injection may also contain other tissues such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells, depending on the appearance and texture of the overlying skin.
Two to three treatments are typically required to achieve the best results of nano grafting, although you may be satisfied after the first treatment. The primary reason that nano fat grafting requires multiple treatments is that only 60 to 80 percent of the harvested fat cells are viable, resulting in a slight volume decrease after each treatment.
The general purpose of nano fat injection is to replace the loss of fatty tissue due to aging, especially in your face. Aging normally causes a number of cosmetically undesirable facial features such as colored areas, especially under the eyes and cheekbones. Age-related tissue loss is also a contributing cause of wrinkles.
You may be a good candidate for nano fat grafting if you have a sunken appearance under your eyes or and dark circles around your eyes. Wrinkles and fine lines on your face are also a sign that you may benefit from nano fat grafting. This procedure may also be performed to enhance other types of cosmetic surgery, such as breast enlargement. Other reasons for undergoing nano fat grafting include improving a previous cosmetic procedure such as liposuction.
Comparison with Dermal Fillers
Patients who undergo nano fat grafting are often tired of the expense and temporary nature of dermal fillers, but aren’t yet ready for a full facelift. Nano fat grafting is a more permanent way to improve facial contours at a lower cost, since a large amount of fat can be transferred in one session.
Nano fat grafting is most effective at filling very specific contours of the face in cases where the alternative is a more traditional method such as dermal fillers. Nano fat grafting doesn’t cause allergic reactions since the patient’s own fat is being used. In comparison, dermal fillers incur a risk of allergic reactions since they’re foreign materials such as silicone and Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA). Furthermore, nano fat grafting lasts longer than dermal fillers because it stimulates the production of collagen, which can help restore facial structures.
Nano fat grafting is a safe, natural procedure that improves your facial appearance by restoring lost volume. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.