Discover the Turkish Cihantimur Fat Transfer System
By Bulent Cihantimur MD
Plastic Surgery Specialist, President Of Board & Medical Director Of Estetik International
About the Cihantimur Fat Transfer System
My philosophy that "beauty and facial harmony is the mirror to your soul," as well as my years of experience make me a professional you can depend on for precision cosmetic surgery with a personalised touch. You are living a longer and more active life than your parents and grandparents did, and the day will come when you look in the mirror and wonder why the person staring back at you looks so old. Realising you do not feel older, you decide it is time to regain confidence regarding your appearance by turning back the hands of time. Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, fat autographs, autologous fat transplantation, fat injection, or microlipo-injections, plumps up facial features with your own fat and is a popular alternative to conventional wrinkle treatments. In traditional rejuvenation surgery, physicians were limited to repositioning or tightening your existing tissue and skin.
Tightening and lifting the skin is not always the answer to facial rejuvenation, however, because many times, fuller faces offer better results than tightening. Fat Transfer has added a new dimension to cosmetic surgery and this revolutionary technique of replacing tissue is now being used in all facial areas. Once transferred, the result is usually permanent, although more than one session may be required to achieve your desired volume. Human fat is actually a delicate and fragile substance. Basically, the fat transfer procedure harvests fat from one part of your body where excess exists, and places it in another part of your body where the additional bulk is used for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes. But the actual fat itself is extremely feeble. It cannot be exposed to air and fat cells will die if the wand extracting the fat is too large or if the needle reinserting the fat cells is too narrow. Another critical step occurs when the blood-fat mixture is spun in a centrifuge to separate the two substances. If the device spins too long or too fast, again fat cells will die.
Why should I have Cihantimur Fat Transfer?
Unlike other fat injections, I developed a way to transfer living fat from a patient's own tissues that are fully alive. The basic biology is exactly the same as for fat injection, with several important differences. First, the graft material for this is obtained by a process that does not damage the grafted material, so more of the material is alive than with fat injection. This in return results in more of the material surviving. Second, precise pockets are fashioned, rather than fat being injected into the tissues. This Fat Transfer System consists of harvesting living fat and fascia, a flat band of tough tissue below the skin that covers and separates the underlying tissues.
Once the material is obtained, usually from the lower abdomen, I fashion the tissue into very thin grafts or strips resembling strings of pearls that contain structural integrity and intact blood vessels. During a minor surgical procedure, I create a pocket under the skin through a small incision before implanting the grafts into the deflated regions of your face. When the Fat Transfer System is placed, the blood supply from the patient grows into the System grafts, becoming a permanent part of the patient. Since the tissue comes from the patient's own body, there is no danger of disease transmission, allergic reaction, autoimmune diseases, or immunologic rejection. Within 72 hours, the body knows the strips are alive and that they belong to the patient. The System is placed underneath the areas in your face that need augmentation including: lip augmentation (upper and lower lips), nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines (puppet lines), glabellar creases (frown lines), temporal hollowing, malar region and submalar regions (cheek collapse; instead of cheek implants), lateral perioral commissure (lip corner crinkle), cheek hollowness (buccal space), eyebrows and the areas next to the eyes where crow's feet appear, and deep facial wrinkles and folds.