Fat grafting refers to the enhanced fat transfer and growth factor rejuvenation program. Compared with fillers, fat grafting is considered a more natural way to replace lost volume. Whereas fillers are usually not permanent, fat grafting can last for many years.
With fat transfer it is possible to have fat lipo suctioned from your thighs or abdomen and then transferred to any area of your body. Re-injected fat lasts longer in larger areas of non-movement, so it is very successful for the correction of sunken cheeks because this area does not move as often. Fat transfer can also correct atrophic aging of the hands and post-surgical and post-traumatic defects.
Suitable treatment areas include:
Around the eyes
Nasolabial and Marionette region
Brazallian Butt Lift
How is fat grafting different from fillers?
Fat grafting is a more natural way to replace lost volume of the face. Fillers are usually not permanent but fat grafting, can last longer. There is no risk of allergy or rejection, which is most important, as the filled-up space gets the same fats that were taken from the same body.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
How is fat transfer done? Fats are removed from the area where the fat is tightly packed like the abdomen or thighs. Using a small needle attached to a syringe does this action.
After the fat is removed, it is processed to remove excess fluids and then re-injected using cannula which is placed just under the skin or muscle. This process may be repeated until desired outcome achieved.
The procedure takes about 1 hour and is expertly performed by our consultant cosmetic surgeon.
Benefits of fat transfer:
Fat transfer may last longer than facial injectable(s).
Cost effective as it can be combined with other fat related procedures.
Minimal to none allergic reaction.
Micro fat grafting
Thin injection cannulas are used for micro fat grafting. The fat used for this are processed into nanofat. Micro nano fat grafting is different from fat grafting by a thin fraction.
Nano fat grafting is done to correct superficial rhytides, scars and dark lower eyelid rings. Nanofat is most suitable for skin rejuvenation purpose.
What to expect for the procedure?
Duration of fat survival on face.
On average, the fat can last up to three to five years* and can be topped up if patient desires.
Patient will be anesthetized with local anesthesia.
After the procedure:
Most patients are up and around immediately. However, the procedure will cause a swollen face for approximately five to seven days*. This discomfort will be controlled with the provided medication. There may be bruising as well that may be covered with make-up. It is best to keep the head upright and avoid bending the head down, as it will cause more bruising and swelling.
There will be no scarring after the procedure but facial massage and treatment should be avoided during the first six weeks*. Final desired outcome will be seen after two months*.
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