Fat Transfer Procedure:
Fat transfer is a Plastic Surgery procedure that involves harvesting of fat from one area of the body and injecting it into an area of need after the fat has been prepared for injection
Fat grafting is the vogue in Plastic surgery today but in truth has been a Plastic surgery technique for the better part of 30 years. It involves the removal of fat from trouble areas or excess areas and transfer to areas of need. With ageing, tissue descends and structures atrophy (bone, muscle and fat) this is especially true in the face. Fat grafting can replenish the lost tissue and augment facial features that not only reverse’s aging but rejuvenates and improves the facial aesthetics by restoring harmony. Fat grafting can also be used to augment the buttocks, help contour irregularities and as a dermal filler anywhere in the body.
At Artiste Plastic Surgery 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 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.