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What is Face Fat Injection?

 Fat injection to the face is a treatment method that is applied in the treatment of problems such as collagen and loss of elasticity, collagen, wrinkles and lines that occur in the related areas during the aging process, especially in the face areas such as cheek, lip area, cheek lip line, forehead and chin tip.

 Fat injection to the face, which is also called "fat transfer to the face" or "fat transfer to the face", is the removal of fat collected by liposuction method from the areas of the body with high fat content (generally abdomen, waist and hips) after certain procedures (washing, centrifugation), to the problematic area. It is based on injecting. It is often performed under general anesthesia and our own fat is used.

 Fat injection to the face is a permanent application in the long term. Your doctor decides which regions and which regions will be injected with fat, and the goals and anatomical structure of the patient are decisive in this decision process. When the fat graft is injected, the presence of a rich concentration of stem cells in the fat taken is a condition that increases its permanence.

Everything You Need to Know About Facial Fat Injection

Fat injection to the face is priced individually. Personal details such as the ratio of fat to be collected, the volume of the area to be transferred and the number of the area to be applied are decisive on the prices of face fat injection.

 In addition, technical details such as the province, district, doctor, hospital, and the type of anesthesia to be used for facial fat injection also contribute to the difference in fat injection prices. Fat injection prices; It is applied between 2,000 TL and 5000 TL.


Fat injection to the face; It is a treatment that can be applied to any person who has collapses, wrinkles and / or lines in the face area due to age, healthy above middle age and middle age and has sufficient fat tissue in their body.

 Fat injection to the face; It is also applied to draw a correct profile for people whose jaw line is weak, whose chin is lower than the profile proportion, is sunken, flattened, and buried.

 Fat injection to the face; It is often applied around the eyes, temple, under eye, upper eyelids, forehead and forehead lines, middle part of the face, above the cheekbones, nose and lip line, chin tip and lower jaw bone edge People with problems in these areas are suitable candidates for fat injection to the face.
Fat injection to the face is a 3-step process. Before the application, the problematic facial areas of the person are determined and it is checked whether there is sufficient fat tissue in the area to be collected.

 Fat injection to the face is performed in the operating room environment, usually with sedation method under local anesthesia, in an average of 1 hour.

 Fat injection to the face: It is applied in 3 stages: “Oil Collection”, “Cleaning and Transfer” and finally “Placement”.

  1. “Fat Collection”: Fat injection to the face, fat collection process is usually performed by taking fat from the waist and hips.

 However, if there is not enough adipose tissue in these areas; Fats taken from arm, leg and even under-eye bags can be used. Fat collection is done by liposuction method. After the fat collection is completed through cannulas, the second stage is started.

  1. “Cleaning and Transport”: The oils obtained by the oil collection stage are made ready for transportation by first washing and then centrifugation method. At this stage called "Cleaning and Transplantation", fat cells are purified and stem cell ratios are increased. 
 The biggest share in the effect of facial oil injection that rejuvenates the skin is the cleansing and transplantation phase. The treated oil is completed by drawing the oil into the injectors to be used for transportation and the 3rd stage is passed.

  1. “Placement”: In this final stage of facial fat injection, purified fat is transferred to pre-determined problematic areas. There is no incision at this stage. However, there may be redness at the injector entry points, this is temporary.
 Swelling and bruises can be observed in the face area in the first week after fat injection to the face.

 In order to keep this effect at the lowest level, it will be required to apply cold gel and ice pack for 15 minutes every hour on the first day following the procedure.

 Since the fat injection is performed with local anesthesia, there is no need for hospitalization, the person is discharged within a few hours following the procedure.

 During the application of oil injection to the face, the areas with injector entry are covered with small bands after the application. These small bands are usually removed on the same day or the next day after fat injection to the face.

 Your doctor may ask you to use antibiotics in the first week against the risk of infection after fat injection to the face.

 The face area where fat transfer is made has an effect on the duration of the healing phase. 

 While fat transfer to the lip area shows improvement in a longer time, this period is completed in a shorter time on the cheekbones or nose lip line.

 Swelling and bruising are observed in the face area in the first week after fat injection to the face. This is natural.
 In the first days, after resting at home, the person can return to social life, but if the bruises and swelling are so high that they affect the quality of life, the rest period can be extended.

 After the fat injection to the face, there is no problem in washing the application area. 

 The person can apply daily facial care applications (cleansing, moisturizing) the next day.
 Regular facial massage every day will help reduce the negative effects of the procedure. In the first week, the face area should be protected from heat and steam should be avoided.

 After the fat injection to the face, bruises disappear in the second week, but it may take time for the swelling to go down.
There are some situations that should be considered before fat injection to the face.

 Although fat injection to the face is not a surgical procedure, it is important to never use blood thinners and foods (at least 1 week before) and to stop smoking (at least 3 weeks before) before the application.
 Fat injection to the face is a more permanent application than all other filling procedures.

 The permanence rate of fat injection to the face determines how much of the transferred fat cells will survive. This rate is usually around 40%.

 The results of fat injection to the face begin to show itself permanently at the end of 6 months.
 Fat injection to the face has a higher level of permanence compared to fat injection to other parts of the body.

 The permanence rate of fat cells transferred during fat injection to the face also varies according to the method of extraction and transfer of the fat during the transfer process, the surgical materials used and the success of the procedures that the fat is subjected to in the purification process.

 For this reason, the choice of doctor who will make fat injection to the face and the doctor's previous application success percentage are also important.

Written on 12/10/2018

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Last Update: 22/04/2021

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