Autologous fat transfer is used to achieve more lasting results than traditional fillers. It is a much more cost effective way to get more volume in all areas of the face. The biggest key to the aging process is the loss of volume in a person’s face. By restoring the volume that was once there a person can easily look years younger with only a day or two of downtime.
Autologous fat transfer dates all the way back to 1893 when a German physician, Franz Neuber, used a small piece of upper arm fat and injected it into the face of a patient whose cheek had large pit in it. With these techniques the fat cells only had about a 40% survival rate, which leads to very unpredictable results. Things have come a long way since then. The biggest advances have been in the harvesting and handling of the fat cells. The more trauma the fat goes through before it is reinjected the less likely it is to survive. Many physicians today still utilize the old methods of fat harvesting and handling. Dr. Martin utilizes BodyJet to harvest fat because it is the most gentle and efficient technology available on the market today. Another thing that sets Dr. Martin apart from other physicians is his re-injection techniques. He has studied and observed techniques from several of the leading physicians in the United States. He utilizes a combination of all of their techniques to achieve a very natural, youthful look for his patients that will last for years to come. With the new techniques that Dr. Martin utilizes and by combining autologous fat transfer with cell therapy we can get almost 100% of the fat that we transfer to survive.