Although many people look to collagen as a solution to smooth out wrinkles, it is not for everyone. Collagen can often cause patient's an allergic reaction because some are made of bovine collagen. Since some are made with the ingredient of bovine collagen, this unfortunate side effect causes people to look at a different alternative option for collagen, which in many cases, is fat transfer.
Fat Transfer is also called ‘autologous fat transfer' or ‘micro-lipoinjection.' Micro-lipoinjection' plumps up facial features with a patient's own fat and serves as a popular alternative to other wrinkle treatments.
Once the fat is retrieved from the bulges, it is then injected into the wrinkles and facial lines. Given that the fat is of your own, transferring it serves as a safe, non-allergenic and natural procedure that will re-contour an individual's look and feel, providing definition toy our cheeks, chin and more importantly, your confidence.
This procedure is also the suggested and prime destination for alleviating wrinkles and lines since fat transferred to the face can last as long as three years. Furthermore, there is no chance of an allergic reaction since the fat being used is from the individual's own fat cells, thus eliminating many possible problems and unnecessary situations.
Fat transfers can be done through liposuction of fat from the patient's thighs and inject a portion of it to any area of the body. For areas with little to no movement, re-injected fat lasts longer in larger areas, becoming more successful for the correction of sunken cheeks. Through this procedure, it can also help correct atropic aging of the hands, as well as post-traumatic and post-surgical side effects.
Although not every area of the body responds well to fat transfer (i.e. fat cannot be transferred to the breasts due to difficulty detecting breast cancer with mammograms), fat transfer is a great alternative for collagen to help smoothen out wrinkles for a longer period of time.