The use of fat to correct volume deficiencies is a technique that has been refined through the years and has become more and more predictable in its use. The discovery of its stem cell content has broadened its utility to potential regenerative properties on the skin. Under local anesthesia with sedation, fat is harvested through very small incisions and with very thin cannulas.
The fat is washed and concentrated. It is then injected for the correction of very large areas such as the buttocks, to smaller irregularities to exquisitely localized areas in the face to enhance other procedures such as a face lift, or as a stand alone procedure to achieve subtle but important results.