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Nano Fat Grafting

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Dr Rubbani utilizes a ground breaking treatment called nano fat grafting or ALMI Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection as an effective way to improve your appearance by restoring volume to your wrinkled, shallow skin and aging face. If you are looking for a safe, natural, minimally invasive in office alternative to facial rejuvenation contact us today to schedule your consultation.

If you have considered undergoing a facial rejuvenation procedure but don’t think you’re ready for a facelift and are tired of the high cost and constant injection of fillers, you may want to consider facial fat transfer. This injection method of facial fat sculpting, also called Nano or microlipoinjection, can restore attractive contours to your cheeks, chin, eyebrow area are and temples. If you have loss of volume to your face this is a more permanent way to improve your facial contours with out the worry of developing a rejection to foreign fillers like silicone and PMMA. Since we can fill any volume of fat to your face per session the overall cost is more attractive than constant filler injections.

What Is Facial Nano- Fat Microlipoinjection Fat Transfer?

Also known as micro-fat grafting, ALMI, micronized injection, or nano fat grafting, this procedure is a refined and specific technique of fat transfer, where a small amount of fat is removed and injected into other areas of the body. The word “nano” or “micro” refers to the very small particles of fat that are specifically emulsified and used for areas with very defined contours, such as the fine lines, wrinkles, temples, tear troughs, dark circles around the eyes. The best part of it is that it is an in office, very safe, easy, economical way to replace larger volume loss and can be precisely injected with a filler sized injection needle or cannula.

Nano Fat Grafting, Microlipoinjection, also called autologous fat transfer, is a procedure in which an individual’s own body fat is used to plump up sunken or emaciated areas of the face or to add volume where desired. The word “autologous” simply refers to the use of one’s own tissues or fat. Because the patient’s own fat is used, autologous fat transfer requires three steps. The first step involves the gentle liposuction some excess fat (such as that found in the love handles, abdomen, thighs, or buttocks). The second step involves the isolation and cleansing of the fat cells and isolating specialized cells and growth factors. The third and final step involves the injection of the fat cells into the targeted facial areas along with PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma (i.e., the fat cell transplantation).

​Dr. Rubbani can perform a fat transfer procedure to treat a variety of areas on your body, including your:
  • Face
  • Hands
  • Buttocks (​with PDO threads aswell​)
  • Calves
  • Breasts (as part of a ​natural ​procedure)
This procedure is very effective at improving the appearance of:
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Deep smile and frown lines
  • Sunken temples
  • Thin lips
  • Scars
  • Skin depressions
  • Contour irregularities
  • Botched prior liposuction
  • Aging hands
  • Am I a Candidate for Facial Fat Injections?

Facial fat injections can eliminate aspects of facial volume loss that often appear with age, such as sunken cheeks, wasting at the temples, scars, wrinkles and furrows, and hollows in the face (such as under the eyes or under the cheekbones). The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Expect that you will require 2-3 treatments to get the results that you like. The reason for the multiple treatments is that the fat cells are about 60-80% viable after injection so that you may expect a small volume decrease in the amount of fat that is injected. If you are satisfied with your appearance after the first treatment we can stop right there!

You may be a good candidate for nano fat grafting if you are noticing signs of aging, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Sunken appearance under the eyes


Nano fat grafting or micronized injections can be performed in our office by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Sofia Rubbani, who has extensive experience in fat transfers including this state of the art micro-fat grafting technique for small areas such as the face, decollete, under eyes. Dr. Rubbani is a highly acclaimed body sculpting expert performing other fat grafting procedures, including natural breast augmentation, and body fat transfer.

With the help of local anesthetic to ensure patient comfort, a small needle attached to a syringe is injected into an area with excess fat. Common areas may include the buttocks, abdomen, or flanks. After the fat is removed, it’s spun in a centrifuge to separate the fat from other fluids. Then, the purified fat is injected into the delicate facial contours, depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals. Since we use a specialized process to clean out the fat cells and make them “nano” we are able to use the same needles as fillers.

Upon patient’s request or Dr. Rubbani’s recommendations, she enhances the nano fat with platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, and stem cells to improve the longevity and effectiveness of the results. This serum is used to improve the overlying skin’s texture and appearance. Progressively, these results will continue to improve over time.


Nano fat grafting in Tucson, AZ, is specifically produced to correct very refined contours of the face, which is an excellent alternative to more traditional methods, such as dermal fillers. Nano fat grafting is also safe, economical and effective, where there is no chance of allergic reaction and it can be done in office. Finally, nano fat transfer results last much longer than traditional methods by stimulating regenerative facial structures, such as natural collagen production at a molecular level.

Risks of Fat Transfer

Facial fat sculpting offers several major benefits. In addition to correcting problems of the aging face, autologous fat transfer is natural. The material used is not from an animal, or a cadaver, or a synthetic product. It’s also versatile; the fat can be used for many facial imperfections, including scars and depressions in the skin. The effects of facial fat sculpting are very long-lasting – facial fat injections last significantly longer than cosmetic injectables and facial fat sculpting is safe, since there are no allergic reactions or abscess formations to worry about, because the fat transplantation is from your own body.

Microlipoinjection is also an excellent complement to facial resurfacing procedures, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Botox, Thermage and Kybella. The risks of fat transfer/fat injection are few and minimal. Soreness and swelling are possible, but they’re not commonly experienced. The donor site may be sore and slightly bruised. We will go over all these issues thoroughly during consultation.

Further Questions?

If you have further questions about Nano Fat grafting facial fat transfer, such as whether it’s appropriate for your unique facial rejuvenation needs, or how it compares with other facial filler procedures, please come in for a consultation. Call us at 520.638.5553, or email us today!

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