Rather than harvest fat using traditional liposuction methods, the Viafill System™ manually removes tissue using hand-held cannulas (thin, hollow tubes) and syringes. Ideal candidates should have some excess fat in the hips, thighs, or abdomen. Next, the harvested tissue is spun in a slow-speed centrifuge to separate contaminants, further minimizing trauma to the fat cells.
Once the fat cells are cleansed and purified, they are delivered to the treatment area through tiny incisions in the skin, and using another set of specialized cannulas. These instruments allow for real-time contouring, so Dr. Freund can deliver just the right amount of fat to achieve your desired results. In addition to allowing for a greater degree of control, excess swelling resulting from overfilling is also avoided, so patients can enjoy the full benefits of their procedure more quickly. Common areas of application include the temples, which can become hollow during the aging process, and the cheeks, which also lose their youthful contour over time.
Your own fat can be a natural filler to restore or add volume in your face or body. Dr. Freund pioneered a new method of fat injection that was shown to be five times more viable than other types of fat grafting. Besides adding volume, injections of your own fat can improve the texture of overlying skin.