What could be better than a dermal filler that had no drawbacks in terms of rejection, any need for pre-testing and the ability to grow more of itself and stimulate the collagen in your body to produce more beauty-making collagen as time rolls by? And if this filler was inexpensive, could actually be harvested from areas of your own body that had too much fat, wouldn’t that be the icing on the cake? Well, it’s true. Fat transfer, sometimes called fat transplantation, fat injecting and microlipoinjection to name only a few, is becoming hotter than ever as people undergo liposuction and desire to use that removed fat for a good purpose (it’s almost like the best recycling idea ever!).
Although fat transfer is becoming big news, it’s actually a concept that began back in 1893 when Franz Neuber, a German doctor whose patient had a pit in her cheek, asked Dr. Neuber if he could remove it. Being a creative type, Neuber took fat from his patient’s upper arm and injected it into her cheek and bingo! The pit in her face was no longer. The first occasion in which autologous (meaning “your own) fat was injected into breasts to enlarge them was in 1895, when Dr. Karl Czerny used fat from a patient’s flanks to create larger breasts.
I’m always interested in doing things the most efficient way so long as it’s great for my patients–safety is the main factor I look for. Being able to take a patient’s extra fat and inject it into places that they’d like a little more roundness—perhaps the buttocks, the backs of the hands, in the face to fill and plump facial wrinkles, into the breasts instead of implants–you get the idea. It’s a dream come true.
Fortunately, this state-of-the-art technology isn’t a dream. It’s here. Here being all over the world and here in Bakersfield. If you’re thinking about “a little lipo” and you also have some places on your body, hands, face or other spots where you’d like that fat to be recycled, this might just be the perfect opportunity for you.
To your health and beauty,
Dr. Vip Dev