Fat Injection

One of the most common problems is a decrease in collagen and elastin in the body that leads to aging. It leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, sagging, and loss of body and face volume. And one of the ways to eliminate them is fat injection.

The first fat injection was performed in 1983 by a German physician named Gusta. He improved the depression in the patient’s eye by removing fat from the arm and injecting it into the patient’s eyeball.

Pierre Fournier and Evagger invented liposuction and fat re-injection in Paris in the early 1980s. Finally, in 1989, 86% of fat injections for cosmetic and restorative results were reported.

What is fat injection?

fat injection

In this method, fat is used as a filler. And leads to rejuvenation and volume of the body and face. In this method, fat is extracted from the individual’s own body by liposuction, and after sterilization, purification and preparation, it is injected into the desired areas using special syringes. And consists of 3 steps

Injection steps

– Fat extraction

First, the doctor determines the site of fat extraction and uses a local anesthetic to cut the fat into small pieces, and then uses liposuction to remove the fat from the body. They use metal rods called canola to extract fat.

– Purification and transfer of fat

The fat removed from the body is centrifuged and the device uses centrifugal force to separate impure tissues and finally place the fat in small syringes for fat injection to be injected. Be ready.

– Injection or placement

The desired areas are prepared for fat injection and by injecting a special syringe, the fat is transferred to the desired sections. Each time a needle is inserted into the skin, a line of fat is injected into the underlying layers of the skin, and the syringe is removed and re-injected to form a network of these lines in the desired layer. This process is repeated several times until the person reaches the desired volume and result.

Benefits of fat injection

Benefits of fat injection


In this method, because the person’s body fat is used for injection, compared to artificial fillers, the possibility of an allergic reaction is reduced and less dangerous.

  • The results of fat injections are safer and more natural and have a longer shelf life. At least up to 3 to 5 years.
  • Liposuction is less invasive than surgery and is a very effective way to rejuvenate the skin.
  • Improves skin texture
  • Rapid absorption of fat into the injected areas
  • It is affordable because it is done in one session and does not need to be repeated.
  • Correction of bad body and face shape
  • Ability to inject into all parts of the body

Disadvantages of fat injection

  • Fat injection costs more than gel injection.
  • The fat injection takes longer than the gel injection.
  • Several sessions are needed to inject the buttocks and breasts.
  • Suction tubes are used to extract fat and it is a little painful.

Risks and complications of fat injection

Liposuction is one of the safest and most effective ways to rejuvenate the skin. And severe complications are very rare.

 But some natural side effects such as:

Swelling and bruising occur and resolve within 2 weeks after treatment.

Very few side effects such as:

  • Allergic reactions and allergies due to local anesthesia
  • Infection is very rare cases
  • Scars rarely
  • Disorder of skin sensation
  • Allergic reaction due to non-observance of safety tips to injected fat
  • Damage to the deep structures of the skin due to the skill and inexperience of the physician
  • Unfavorable results that require more treatment sessions.

Who is the injection not suitable for?

  • People who do not have good general health.
  • People with circulatory system diseases.
  • People who have unrealistic expectations.

Uses of fat injection

fat injection


  • Inject fat into the face

To remove wrinkles on the face such as:

– Laughter lines

– Frowning line

– Crow paw lines around the eyes

 – Horizontal lines of the forehead

– eye bag

– Depressions caused by aging

– Holes caused by pimples and acne

– Lip volume

– Contouring the face and angling the jawline

– Fix the back of the chin

  • Facial fat injection

It is done in order to rejuvenate and fill the sagging and loosening of the skin, and by removing fat from the areas that have more fat, such as the thighs and sides, it enters the pores of the skin through a special needle and is injected into the skin.

Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis without the need for anesthesia and under local anesthesia. However, in cases where the person is not able to tolerate the operation, he will be anesthetized. To do this, all the necessary tests must be performed so that the doctor is aware of the individual’s ability and physical condition for this operation.

  • Inject fat into the breast

If people have good texture and skin, they can use this method of fat injection to enlarge the breasts. But if the breasts are sagging or the skin is poor in texture or you want to increase the volume of the breasts a lot, fat injection is not a good method. Sometimes people use the fat injection method to improve the inconsistency in the appearance of the breasts.

  • Hip fat injection

Sometimes people who want to increase the volume of their hips with more curvature in them use the Brazilian hip lift method. In this method, without the need for implants, they increase the volume and curvature. In this method, liposuction is injected into the buttocks to drain fat from adjacent areas and after purification.

  • Inject fat into the hands

  This method is used to cover the tendons and superficial arteries that appear on the hand due to aging or genetics.

  • Labia fat injection

This is done to rejuvenate the vagina, the vagina due to the injection, the vagina comes out of the wrinkled and small shape and becomes fat.

Care after fat injection

  • Use ice packs after injection
  • The patient’s buttocks should be higher at rest so as not to cause swelling.
  • Do not stand or sit for long periods in the first week after surgery because it increases swelling.
  • In the first month after the injection, the genitals become stiff and there is no need to worry, it disappears after a while.
  • Avoid fast food. Because of the high salt content of fast foods, it causes the labia to swell.
  • It is recommended to eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits because it reduces the swelling of the labia.
  • Consumption of figs and fresh pineapple juice, vitamin C also significantly reduces swelling and bruising after injection.
  • Massage the injection site for up to a month, with almond and olive oil, from top to bottom, to prevent the injection site from becoming lumpy.
  • Doing heavy sports such as bodybuilding, horseback riding, etc. is prohibited for up to a month after the injection because it causes the labia to be deformed.
  • Abstinence from sex for up to one month after surgery

Do scars or scars remain on the skin after surgery?

To extract the fat, a small incision is made and liposuction of the fat is done, which may cause scarring. Of course, this incision is very small and is made where it is not visible. And over time it fades and is no longer visible.

How long does a fat injection take?

Depending on the fat injection site. It usually takes between 1 and 3 hours. But injecting fat into the breast or buttocks may take up to 4 hours.

Recommendations before fat injection

  • You should increase your water intake a few weeks before the operation to hydrate the skin, and it is very important to supply the body with the water it needs before surgery.
  • Avoid smoking and hookah for up to 6 weeks before the injection.
  • Avoid taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs for some time before and after surgery, as these drugs increase blood flow and cause blood to build up in different parts of the body, making it harder for the doctor.
  • Have enough rest and be sure to ask someone to accompany you after the operation.

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