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Micro- or nanofat: a new era in aesthetic medicine

Fat grafting is a refined and specific technique of fat transfer of autologous fat, in which a small amount of fat is removed and injected into other areas of the body.

The word “nano” or “micro” refers to the very small fat particles that are specially emulsified and used for areas with very defined contours. The best thing about this method is that it is an outpatient, very safe, simple and inexpensive way to replace larger volume losses. Autologous fat injection is an innovative treatment as an alternative to fillers.

Treatment Overview

What is fat grafting?

The terms vary: autologous fat grafting, fat transfer, micro fat grafting, ALMI, nano fat grafting, micronized injection or nano fat transfer.

However, the process is always the same. I extract the fat from one part of the body and then inject it into another part as a “graft”. The procedure has a good indication when you want to replace the volume in the graft area to restore the contour or shape in the area. This is especially effective on the face (wrinkle injection) or against dark circles under the eyes.

How does fat grafting work?

By fat aspiration, or liposuction, which is a very simple painless procedure and takes about 30 minutes, I remove fat from your body. I perform it under local anesthesia and transfer the fat immediately afterwards. There are no significant risks associated with this procedure.

The fat is usually suctioned from the lower abdominal muscles or the legs if it is used on the face.

After I remove the fat, it is centrifuged to separate the micro fat from other fluids. Then, to obtain the nano-fat, the micro-fat is emulsified under sterile conditions and a special Japanese tecknik. In addition, I sometimes enrich the nano-fat with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells to improve the longevity and effectiveness of the results.

What is the special feature of fat grafting?

Injection with nanofat, in addition to adding volume and creating contours, has the added value of rejuvenating the overlying skin. The reason for this is that the patient’s own fat is rich in mesenchymal stem cells.
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AdMSC) are critical in tissue regeneration and repair. The size of the graft and its components determines whether a graft is a micro or nano fat. The method of preparation and the effect of the graft is variable. fat grafting (nano fat transfer) uses thin injection cannulas for a finer effect. The fat used for this treatment is processed into a more refined fat graft called “nano fat”.

fat grafting with nanofat
Fat grafting with Nanofat

Where can the fat be transfered?

Treatments include filling bags under the eyes, dark circles, fine lines around the mouth (wrinkle injections), breasts, buttocks and general skin rejuvenation, where fine lines and thinning of the skin are detectable. The indications for fat transfer are constantly increasing.

“Fat grafting is an excellent alternative to traditional treatments with derma fillers or other implants.”

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

What are the advantages of nanofat injections?

Autologous fat grafting is an excellent alternative to traditional treatments with derma fillers or other implants. Nanofat treatment for wrinkle injections is safe and effective, does not cause any allergic reaction and can be performed on an outpatient basis in my office. Additionally, the results after this procedure last much longer than traditional methods because they stimulate regenerative processes, such as natural collagen production at the molecular level. The long-lasting results are also due to the fact that the patient’s own fat is biocompatible and is very well accepted by the body.

The result after autologous fat grafting varies from patient to patient and can last up to 3 years.

Fat grafting costs

In my practice, your well-being and an optimal result is our top priority. Each patient has an individuality whose needs are the focus of my treatments. Therefore, it is not always possible to give a general estimate of the costs. Therefore, please understand that we cannot give generally valid prices for autologous fat grafting with nanofat. The costs of each treatment also depend on the personal initial situation and your wishes.
Are you interested in autologous fat grafting with nanofat and would like to know more about the prices?

Write us a message and arrange your consultation! Only in the course of a medical examination can we provide you with a personal and binding cost estimate tailored to you!

Prices for autologous fat grafting with nanofat start from CHF 2,200. A specific, individually tailored offer will be made to you after a personal consultation with clinical examination.

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Dr. Kelly® | Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine
by Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

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