Natural, Long-lasting Results with Nanofat Transfer
Over time, our faces begin to lose tissue as part of the aging process. Tissue loss can create the wrinkled and sunken appearance often associated with older age. Often, patients want to restore their youthful appearance, but are hesitant to undergo a facelift or other extensive facial plastic surgery procedure. Nanofat transfer, also known as a minimal facelift, can add volume to areas of your face using fat cells from your own body. At Clínica Trapero in Mazatlán, Mexico, Dr. Conrado Trapero uses the advanced Tulip® CellFriendly™ technology to perform precise, minimally invasive nanofat transfer treatments and rejuvenate your appearance.
Nanofat Transfer Candidates
This treatment is highly effective at treating noticeable signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, in many areas of the face and neck, including:
- Around the eyes
- Tear troughs
Since this procedure exclusively uses your own tissue, most individuals are candidates for fat transfer. However, Dr. Trapero can discuss your medical history and expectations with you during an initial consultation to ensure this treatment is right for you.
Benefits of Nanofat Grafting
Nanofat transfer is a safe, economical, and effective method for restoring large quantities of volume loss. Dr. Trapero performs fat grafting in a fully equipped local hospital. Unlike dermal fillers and other injectables, the grafting material comes entirely from your own body, meaning there is no chance of allergic reactions. Additionally, the results typically last much longer than traditional methods. For example, the effects of a treatment with JUVÉDERM® will usually last about one year. Depending on your metabolism, you can expect results of a nanofat grafting procedure to last between five and seven years.
How It Works
First, Dr. Trapero will perform liposuction on areas with excess fat, such as the abdomen or buttocks, using a very small tube, or cannula. The CellFriendly™ cannulas from Tulip® are designed to limit damage to both the fat grafting material and surrounding tissue for more effective results. Once Dr. Trapero extracts a sufficient amount of fat cells for your treatment, he will filter the resulting tissue for smaller and less invasive injections.
If you wish to achieve more dramatic effects, Dr. Trapero can combine your nanofat grafting treatment with another facial procedure, such as an eyelid lift or facial implant.
Next, he will inject the material into precisely selected target areas of your face. Dr. Trapero uses very small volume transfers to create a more natural-looking result. The entire procedure is performed under local anesthesia for your comfort. If you wish to achieve more dramatic effects, Dr. Trapero can combine your nanofat grafting treatment with another facial procedure, such as an eyelid lift or facial implant.
Recovery and Results
There is little to no recovery time associated with nanofat transfer. However, you will likely experience some swelling and bruising in the treatment areas. Any post-treatment symptoms should subside within a few days. For most patients, it takes about one month to see final results. To help your results last, we recommend maintaining a consistent skin care routine that includes applying sunscreen of at least SPF 45 or higher.
Erase Signs of Aging
If you want to restore the youthful appearance of your face without the downtime of a facelift, nanofat transfer can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Trapero can combine this treatment with another one of our facial plastic surgery procedures for more comprehensive results. Learn more about nanofat transfer and our other minimally invasive dermal injection options by contacting our office online or calling (667) 712-7888 today.
“I believe that every patient should be treated with respect, compassion, and the highest quality of care.” Conrado Trapero, M.D.