What is a fat transfer?
As the name suggests, a fat transfer procedure involves harvesting fat tissue from one area of your body and injecting it into another. This procedure helps fill in parts of your body that may lack volume, such as:
- Areas of your face
Why should I consider a fat transfer?
Fat transfers use fat from your own body, providing safe, long-lasting results that look and feel more natural than implants or dermal fillers.
Since the filler fat comes from your own body, it’s important to have some excess adipose tissue to harvest from. Common areas to remove fat include your abdomen, love handles, and thighs.
A fat transfer offers the following benefits:
- Fills in hollow, sunken areas or deep creases in your face
- Provides a more permanent solution than what temporary fillers provide
- Improves the contour of your body by restoring lost volume
- Hides obvious signs of breast implants
- Adds a small amount of natural volume to breasts or buttocks
- Rejuvenates your hands and face
What are ALMI injections?
ALMI (autologous lipocyte micronized injection) is a natural alternative to dermal fillers that combines fat transfer with stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), all of which come from your own body. The regenerative nature of stem cells and PRP make them a popular and effective treatment for a variety of cosmetic and anti-aging procedures.
ALMI injections utilize your body’s own healing powers to restore healthy tone and texture to your face and neck as well as add volume to your hands and breasts. Additionally, ALMI injections can promote natural hair growth and aid in joint repair.
What should I expect from an ALMI or fat transfer procedure?
First, your doctor discusses your unique concerns and aesthetic goals with you during a consultation. Topics they cover include:
- Ideal locations to collect fat from your body
- Where to place the injections
- When you may require a follow-up treatment
The procedure itself is quick and virtually painless. First, your doctor takes a blood sample and isolates the PRP. Next, they numb the area they plan to collect fat from and remove a small amount of cells. Then, they deliver the injection of micronized fat cells and PRP using a very fine needle.
To learn more about how a fat transfer can help you achieve your ideal appearance, call Sana Spa today.