1. What is aesthetic filling? We use fillers for aesthetic purposes on the face, neck and back of the hands, where structural deficiencies or signs of wear are the most noticeable, in order to obtain a more vivid, bright and radiant appearance. More than 10 million ready-made fillings were used in the USA in 2009. This number is increasing every year and is becoming more and more common in our country.
2. How is it applied? It is applied intradermally or subcutaneously by experts (aesthetic-plastic surgeons, dermatologists) in the appropriate medical environment.
3. What is the property of the material used in this application? In addition to temporary or permanent ready-made fillings prepared with different substances, we use liquids (PRP) prepared from the person’s own fat tissue or blood.
4. How healthy is it to use one’s own fat tissue? How much does it affect the life of the application? The procedure is performed by an aesthetic-plastic surgeon under appropriate surgical environment and anesthesia. Generally, fat taken from the abdomen and waist region is used. Since it is the person’s own tissue, it has no obvious side effects. Depending on personal characteristics and the technique used, some of the fat is absorbed by the body. With stem cell applications, the permanence of the adipose tissue is increased.
5. Which areas can/cannot be applied? There is no region restriction in terms of adipose tissue, but the issue is controversial in ready-made fillings: it is argued that hyaluronic acid fillings should not be used between the two eyebrows and around the nose wing.
6. Which are the most preferred regions on the face? Lips, grooves under the cheeks, around the mouth, cheeks, temples and around the eyes.
7. Which parts of the body can be used? Which regions are not suitable? Fat tissue can be used safely in every area where there is a deficiency in the body. In terms of breasts, the situation is controversial: whether it triggers cancer formation in the long term or whether it causes errors in imaging methods is still in the research phase. Ready-made fillers can also be used in areas other than the breast, considering their short and long-term side effects.
8. In which age group should it be applied? Except for rare congenital deficiencies, it should be used in adults (after 18 years).
9. Who is eligible for this procedure? Those who seek a non-surgical solution, who want a more vibrant and brighter aesthetic appearance, and those who seek a remedy for disorders that occur after an accident or surgery, can benefit from filling procedures.
10. To whom is it not applicable? Among the current ready-made fillers, the most preferred ones are those containing hyaluronic acid. These fillers are synthetic analogs of this substance, which is one of the building blocks of the skin, and are absorbed and destroyed by the body after a while. Fat tissue or stretching surgeries will be more suitable for those who want to get permanent results. It is not used in people with allergies or those who have experienced a similar situation before.
11. What is the importance of doing it in competent hands? The cosmetics industry is growing rapidly and new products are constantly being introduced to the market. These products are promoted with large advertising campaigns, but their controls are insufficient. It is of great importance to enlighten our people on this issue. Performing these operations in unskilled hands can lead to permanent problems that are difficult to reverse.
12. How long is the life of the application? Ready-made fillings are divided into two groups as permanent and non-permanent fillings. Today, non-permanent fillings are used more frequently by patients and physicians. Its duration varies according to the substance used, for example, since the fillings containing hyaluronic acid disappear after 6-12 months, they must be repeated. A certain amount of melting should be considered in oil filling.
13. How often can it be applied? It varies according to the person, the applied area and the content of the filling.
14. Is it painful? Cooling, local anesthetic cream or lip applications are applied under local anesthesia if necessary.
15. Are there any side effects? Although rare, there are early or late-term, inflammatory or non-inflammatory side effects for all ready-made fillings. Side effects are less common in fat fillers.
16. What is the return period to daily life after the application? What kind of changes does it show according to the application areas? Although it varies depending on the application location and amount, as well as personal factors, the person usually returns to daily life within 1-2 hours.
17. Can the fillings be taken back when the person wants? Fillings cannot be undone.