The word “autologous” refers to the use of one’s own fat or tissues. Autologous fat grafting, therefore, describes the process of using your own fat to plump up sunken areas of the face or add youthful volume to targeted areas. This safe and popular process involves three steps:
- Removing specific amounts of excess fat from areas such as the thighs, buttocks, abdomen or jowls with liposuction.
- Isolating the fat cells and cleaning them
- Injecting the treated fat cells into targeted facial areas