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.
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.