Micro Fat Injections in Toronto
Micro fat injections are a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to restore a youthful appearance by adding volume to the face and body.
What are Micro Fat Injections?
The volume of fat in our faces diminishes as we age. Other parts of the body may experience imbalanced fat proportions as well. This loss and imbalance of fat results in increased creases and wrinkles in the face. Micro fat injections are used to improve the volume in a patient’s face. Performed under local or general anaesthesia, the procedure enhances appearances by taking fat from specific parts of a patient’s body and adding volume to the face. Dr. Bray selects the liposuction and injection sites strategically, while using only the healthiest fat cells to reinject.
Micro fat injections are aimed at improving our facial contours without any artificial substances. Dr. Bray uses his patients’ own natural tissue. This results in smoother and improved lips, enhanced buttocks or breasts, a sharpened jawline, reduced lines and wrinkles in the face, and softened or even scar appearance.
Micro fat injections help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and areas of volume loss. They are one of the safest and most natural ways to reduce the appearance of facial and bodily aging. Since Dr. Bray uses advanced centrifuge technology to purify the fat. The results are longer lasting than using traditional injection products.
What You Should Know About Micro Fat Injections
Micro fat injections can be used by women and men who notice a loss in bodily, usually their face. The most common areas are cheeks, lips, chin, under-eyes, mouth, nose, and back of hands. Scarring from chickenpox or acne can also be filled in.
Dr. Bray can perform micro fat injections alone or with a brow lift, facelift, or eyelid surgery. A good candidate for the micro fat injection is anyone in good overall health who wants a more youthful appearance. Since micro fat injections use tiny amounts of fat, patients only need a little excess amount to use.
Dr. Bray withdraws the fat using a very narrow tube called a cannula. He then purifies the fat by placing it into a centrifuge, separating the highest quality fat for reinjection. When injecting, a minor amount of overfilling allows for fat reabsorption in the weeks following treatment. Since the material being injected is your tissue, your body readily accepts the fat.
Since your fat is injected, results tend to be more long-lasting than traditional injection products, which significantly reduces the need for repeat treatments. Most of the fat transferred survives, especially when injected into the face.
Fat can be injected in higher volumes than artificial fillers. This allows Dr. Bray to treat more severe conditions more effectively, such as post-surgical or post-traumatic contour irregularities on the body. It also allows for a wider distribution of injections, such as in the neck, face, and hands.
Areas of the face Dr. Bray can treat with micro fat injections include creases in the forehead, between the eyebrows, under the eyes, upper lip, nose, jawline, and temple. Dr. Bray can help correct scars, hollow or sunken areas.
Preparing for Micro Fat Injections
Medical conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension, thyroid problems, diabetes or the regular use of certain medications might affect your surgery. If any of this applies to you, you should consult with your family physician and ensure these other medical conditions are optimized. Dr. Bray will further advise if your health conditions might have an impact on your anticipated surgery.
No smoking of any sort of nicotine, vape or marijuana products for approximately two to four weeks before your procedure. Continuing to do so might adversely affect your surgical outcome. We also advise not consuming alcohol at least a week prior to surgery.
Follow Dr. Bray’s instructions concerning diet, hygiene and medications. Before any kind of surgery, your stomach should be empty, which is why you should not eat or drink after midnight the day before the procedure.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to allow easier change of clothes before and after surgery. Please arrive without any jewelry, makeup and nail polish on the day of the procedure. If you wear contact lenses, please switch them out for glasses.
By law, patients are not allowed to drive after surgery. Please ask someone to drive you to your appointment and pick you up after surgery.
In line with COVID-19 regulations, we have reassessed our cleaning and sterilization protocols. Upon arrival in our office we conduct symptom screenings with a questionnaire and check our patients’ temperature. We also require mask wearing for our staff and patients. COVID-19 testing before surgical procedures is mandatory in order to protect our staff. Please inform yourself regarding testing centers in your area and arrange for testing prior to your surgery.
We require a number of lab tests, diagnostic tests and medical evaluations leading up to your surgery. The nature of these tests will vary according to the procedure, your age, health, history, and other key health factors. Make sure to run all the necessary blood work and receive clearance before any surgical procedure. Necessary testing may change based on procedure, age, health, history and other factors.
It’s of utmost importance to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions regarding diet, supplements and medications. Stop drinking alcohol and smoking of any kind. Avoid exposure to sick people and quit taking blood thinning medications, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and a number of supplements. Post-surgery preparations should be made, such as arranging transportation, getting time off from work, stocking up on food and anything else you will need post-surgery and making sure someone will stay with you during the first two days after the procedure.
Figure out what you are going to wear, follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding pre-surgery fasting and any other preparation measures. Go to bed early and get well rested before your big day. We also recommend getting your house in order and buying ice packs to help with swelling after the surgery.
How Long Do Micro Fat Injections Last?
Results of micro fat injection will vary. Since the fat is the patient’s own tissue rather than a foreign object, it does not need replacing. Dr. Bray injects only the highest quality fat cells back into the body. This allows his patients to keep approximately 50% of the injected fat. The rest is metabolized into the body over six weeks, and what’s left is permanent.
What to Expect After Micro Fat Injections
Recovery time after a micro fat injection procedure varies between each patient, but there are expected outcomes. Healing typically takes 2-3 weeks; however, soreness and swelling in the liposuction and injected sites greatly subside in two days. It is important to avoid physical activity, sun, and heat for these two days to minimize bruising and swelling. To assist in the healing process, Dr. Bray applies compression dressings.
Complications From Micro Fat Injections
The side effects of micro fat injections are rare but can include:
- Allergic reactions or nausea from anaesthesia
RECOMMENDED SURGERIES WITH MICRO FAT INJECTIONS
*INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY
Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Bray by submitting the form below or calling his offices directly at 416-323-1330.