Fat transfer is a popular procedure, which involves grafting/transferring fat from areas where there is unwanted excess fat, such as the outer thighs and abdomen and injecting it into areas that are lacking in volume, such as the face, breasts and buttocks.
As your own fat is used, the successful fat graft remains permanent. If a significant amount of volume is required in one area, then it is usually necessary to undergo a second treatment approximately 3-4 months later to achieve a build up of volume over a period of time.
Fat transfer can be used in combination with a facelift and necklift procedure.
The way in which the fat is harvested and then grafted to the new area is essential to the success of the treatment and it is not recommended to over fill the area with too much fat transfer in the hope of wanting to achieve extra volume, as this can lead to unwanted complications and failure of the transfer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fat grafting can be used for many areas of the face and body, including;
- Breast enlargement for select patients only
- Enhancement of the calves and buttocks
- Rejuvenation of the back of the hands
- Correction of breast asymmetries and deformities and in breast reconstruction following partial or total mastectomies
- Cheek, lip or chin enhancement, as part of a face/neck lift or as a stand alone procedure
- Correction of skin surface irregularities following liposuction