Fat injections are used for facial recontouring, body contouring, and for the breasts and hands.health and fitness Updated: Jul 24, 2003 18:55 IST
Fat injections can be used for facial recontouring, body contouring, and for the breasts and hands. Fat can be harvested from the patient and excess fat kept in the freezer for future injection.
In recent years, scars and wrinkles and other soft tissue defects have been successfully treated with injectable collagen preparation. Collagen from bovine and porcine sources have achieved the most widespread use.
Conditions such as nasolabial furrows, perioral lines, secondary cheek wrinkles, crow's feet, undulating scars and transverse forehead lines can be cured using collagen.
Autologous collagen is a recent technique where the harvesting and injecting of collagen are from the same person, so allergy is not an issue.
First Published: Jul 24, 2003 18:55 IST