The fat is harvested using a small cannula attached to a syringe. The fat is then either left to settle or put in a centrifuge to spin off the oil layer. The purified fat is then re-injected.
The re-injected fat remains permanently. It is a useful technique for filling depressed areas, e.g. cleft lip deformities, Romberg’s disease, deformities after excessive liposuction, or deep wrinkles.
Increased fullness to certain areas of the face can produce a lifting and rejuvenating effect. It is a useful adjunct to procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty and brow lift.
There is emerging scientific evidence that the Coleman Fat Transfer produces multiple tissue mediators and may also enhance rejuvenation as well as bringing in fresh stem cells to the area in which the fat is placed.
Coleman fat transfer is a permanent procedure and the fat that is left will last forever. However, the percentage of graft take is unpredictable.
Fat injections are frequently employed in facial rejuvenation surgery, body contour surgery and to improve contour irregularities after all forms of breast reconstruction.
This procedure to native breast tissue is, however, routinely performed in many countries around the world.