The name spacelift was chosen by the author and protected by patent (no. 30323891) as appropriately purified and centrifugated, recycled fat droplets are injected into the entire face, as in a honeycomb, using microinjections. The fat particles break down but, as a result of the contact with vessels (because they are not injected in large quantities in a bolus dose), they are able to form their own fibroblasts and the catabo-lized fat cells are augmented with fibroblasts and elastin fibers. Virtually no scars are formed and the face stabilizes as a result of the procedure. Naturally, injections can be made beneath other wrinkles in the forehead and nasolabial area using a conventional fat injection technique. Lipo-transfer is also recommended for lip augmentation.
(Further information on lipotransfer in Volume I, p 240-243)
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