Micro Fat Transfer

Use your own fat cells to treat orthopaedic conditions or enhance your skin by using it as a dermal filler.
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Micro Fat Transfers have two major uses:

Orthopaedic Conditions

Those suffering from injury or damaged tissue can find natural relief without the need for major invasive surgery.

Cosmetic Enhancement

Improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the signs of ageing by using Micro Fat Transfer
as a dermal filler.

Orthopaedic Conditions

A natural way to treat orthopaedic conditions using your own fat cells.

Micro Fat Transfer is an innovative treatment that involves injection of your own purified fat cells back into the body to facilitate the treatment of orthopaedic conditions without major invasive surgery.

Fat is a versatile tissue that plays an essential role in the way our body functions, but one of the most remarkable is the role that fat may play in how we heal. Your fat cells contain a network of blood vessels, connective tissue, and important regenerative cells [1] [2] [3] that work together harmoniously allowing for your body to heal the natural way by repairing, reconstructing and replacing damaged or injured tissue.

You may be a candidate if:

+ You suffer from an injury or ailment that limits your normal daily functioning or physical activity.
+ You have painful joints with limited range motion, such as your knee, ankle or shoulder.
+ Treatment options, such as physical therapy, NSAIDS, or steroid injections have not provided you with significant relief.
+ You would like to explore Micro Fat Transfer as a minimally invasive part of your surgical intervention.
+ Your doctor determines Micro Fat Transfer may be used in addition to your surgery.

Cosmetic Enhancement

Restore fullness and plumpness in the face using your body’s own fat cells.

Micro Fat Transfer can be used as a permanent filler to volumise an area where you have experienced tissue loss such as in the cheeks or under the eyes.

+ Restore volume
+ Improve tone and texture
+ Rejuvenate and regenerate the skin

Micro Fat Transfer does not contain any chemicals or foreign materials, it is 100% pure fat harvested from your own body. It is a safe and effective alternative to conventional fillers. Micro Fat Transfer gives a noticeable but natural looking enhancement to the treatment areas and surrounding tissues.

Micro Fat Transfer are injected into the treatment areas like any other filler would be administered and while you may experience some swelling and redness initially, there is virtually no downtime.

Your physician will assess your suitability for Micro Fat Transfer and advise a treatment program tailored to your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Micro Fat Transfer?

Micro Fat Transfer is a specialised system using an Italian device involving the removal of fat from your own body, which is then processed into a purified, injectable formula.

How is it administered?

Micro Fat Transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in under an hour. A tiny puncture will be made in your skin to collect a small amount of fat from a selected site. The fat will be cleansed of any contaminants and then resized into administerable clusters ready for re-injection. The micro-fragmented fat is then injected into the treatment site (or sites!).

That formula provides cushion and support to help the natural healing process by supporting the repair, replacement and reconstruction of damaged or injured tissue.

Does it work?

Fat contains many reparative cells that help a healing environment in response to a tissue injury. Research has shown that as a person ages, their fat maintains its reparative properties unlike other tissues such as bone marrow, which may lose healing capacity with age [4] [5] [6].

It can be used in conjunction with surgery, or as a standalone treatment depending on the severity of your case and unique needs. Our physician will assess your suitability for Micro Fat Transfer and advise you of the outcome you can expect for your case.

Resources

[1] Zuk, Patricia A., et al. “Human adipose tissue is a source of multipotent stem cells.” Molecular biology of the cell 13.12 (2002): 4279-4295.

[2] Zuk, Patricia A., et al. “Multilineage cells from human adipose tissue: implications for cell-based therapies.” Tissue
engineering7.2 (2001): 211-228.

[3] Strem, Brian M., Multipotential diff erentiation of adipose tissue-derived stem cells.” The Keio journal of medicine 54.3 (2005): 132-141.

[4] Beane, Olivia S., et al. “Impact of aging on the regenerative properties of bone marrow-, muscle-, and adipose-derived mesenchymal stem/stromal cells.” PloS one 9.12 (2014): e115963.

[5] Stolzing, Alexandra, et al. “Age-related changes in human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells: consequences for cell therapies.” Mechanisms of ageing and development 129.3 (2008): 163-173.

[6] Kern, Susanne, et al. “Comparative analysis of mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, or adipose tissue.” Stem cells 24.5 (2006): 1294-1301.