Fat Transfer or Grafting
Fat grafting is performed for the following reasons:
- As an adjunct with a facelift
- To enhance the appearance of the cheek bones
- To fill irregular areas
- To correct contour abnormalities from any cause
- To augment the lips
- To augment the buttocks
- As an autologous substitute to filler
Fat Transfer / Grafting Technique:
Fat is harvested from the abdomen or inner thighs with liposuction. Once harvested the fat is prepared for injection by centrifuge, which separates the injectable fat cells from the oil and serum. The fat is then placed into injectable syringes for transfer to the desired area.
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With fat harvest, the fat cells that do not survive, leave behind progenitor cells that act as stem cells. These have the effect of boosting the extracellular matrix and act like a filler and booster for the area that is injected.
- Step 1 involves harvesting the fat through a special liposuction device that extracts fat with low pressure to not damage fat cells. Teh calibre of the syringe is large to ensure no fragmentation of fat.
- Step 2 involves centrifuging this fat harvest to separate oil from blood.
- Step 3 involves transfer of the just the fat cells to a smaller syringe in preparation for breaking down to a certain size depending on the location of the fat graft.
- Step 4 Fat is adnised through to 2400 microns (used for cheek and jaw bone)
- Step 5 Fat is adnised from 2400 microns to 1200 microns (used for the naso labial fold, cheek, marionette lines, pre jowl and pyriform aperture)
- Step 6 Fat is adinised from 1200microns to 600 microns which is used for the temple, eyelids and tear trough area.
The procedure will be illustrated in detail and you will be given a detailed instruction sheet on expected post-operative course and potential complications during your consultation with Dr Jack Zoumaras.
It is recommended that you are a stable weight for at least 3-6 months to obtain the best possible results.
It is advised to stop smoking at least 6 weeks before and after surgery.