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BY ALFREDO HOYOS

Medical

FAT TRANSFER PROCEDURE

FAQ QUESTIONS


1. What areas of the body can fat transfer treat?

Transferring the harvested fat into the buttock area (in a procedure commonly referred to as “Brazilian Butt Lift�) provides a fuller, more balanced shape. Injecting the harvested fat into the breasts gives patients a fuller breast shape and can be done alone or in conjunction with breast implants. By injecting the harvested fat inside the apples of the cheeks, patients achieve a fuller and younger-looking facial appearance. Fat injections can be used to fill in deep facial wrinkles and creases, pitted acne scars and scars from deep lacerations.

2. Why Do People Seek Fat Transfer Treatment?

It is used to plump up areas of the body, such as the cheeks, face, lips, and to correct skin issues, like acne scars and hollowed eyes. This procedure looks much more natural than other artificial fillers because it is your own body fat that is plumping the areas.

3. How is fat grafting performed?

First, your cosmetic surgeon collects, or harvests fat cells from your body, then processes them for re-injection.. Next, your surgeon injects the fat cells back into your body into the area you’ve selected for treatment.

4. How long do results from fat grafting last?

Like most cosmetic treatments, fat grafting is not permanent, but can last for up to several years or longer depending on how well your body responds to the transferring of fat. In some cases, your body tissue will reabsorb fat cells, and multiple treatments will be needed. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to provide you with an estimated timeframe in regard to how long fat grafting will last based on your type of treatment.


5. Where are my fat cells collected from?

Your surgeon will collect fat cells from regions of your body in which the volume of fat is extremely dense, which are usually your thigh and buttock regions.

6. How are fat cells placed in my face or buttocks?

After your fat cells have been processed for injection, your surgeon will place your cells in a series of small syringes and inject them into the desired regions of your face through access points if you’re undergoing facial fat transfer. The access points in your skin will then heal without the need for stitches and will be covered with bandages to promote healthy healing. The process is the same for those who undergo buttocks fat transfer, in which fat cells are injected into access points on your buttocks.

7. Which body parts respond the best to fat grafting?

Most areas of your face and body will respond well to fat grafting, with the exception of lips and laugh lines. Though lips and laugh lines are treatable, you may be required to undergo at least three fat grafting sessions before results become noticeable.

8. How and why is fat grafting so effective?

Fat cells are often extremely fragile and delicate in nature and are only loosely connected to their blood supply. When fat cells are reinjected into your body, they are likely to survive and thrive due to the fact that new blood supply will be able to grow back into those cells.

9. How much fat is needed for fat transfer?

The amount of fat needed for your fat transfer procedure will depend largely in part on the area of your body being treated, and on the amount of fat you currently have on your body.


10. How many of my fat cells will survive?

After your cosmetic surgeon removes and harvests your fat cells, only a certain percentage will survive. In most cases, your surgeon will remove enough fat cells needed to make up for those that don’t survive, and it’s unlikely that your surgeon will need to remove more of your fat cells again before surgery.

11. How long does the fat grafting procedure take?

Fat transfer can take anywhere from one to five hours, depending on the areas of your body in which fat is being harvested and grafted. If you’re having fat transferred to your face, the procedure may only take an hour; but if you’re having fat transferred to your buttocks with the help of the liposuction procedure that may take between four and five hours.

12. How long is recovery from fat transfer?

Recovery from fat transfer can take anywhere from two days to two weeks, depending on the nature of your procedure and on the area being treated. Face grafting results in less downtime than buttocks fat transfer, the latter of which may prevent you from being able to sit down on your buttocks for prolonged periods for up to two weeks.

13. Am I a good candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation?

The best candidates for fat transfer breast enhancement will have enough excess fat in other areas of the body to use for the procedure. For women who desire subtler results than what traditional silicone or saline implants offer, or who are interested in an alternative to breast implants, fat transfer breast augmentation may be a good choice. While a breast augmentation using fat transfer can offer excellent results.


14. What can I expect during my recovery of breast fat transfer?

Following your fat transfer breast enlargement, you can expect to go home immediately afterward. You may experience some soreness, bruising or swelling during your recovery, but these symptoms should subside over time. Most women are able to return to work and their normal daily activities within 1-week post-op, though you should avoid strenuous activity for several months.

15. Will there be any scarring after breast fat transfer?

Because fat transfer breast augmentation doesn’t require any breast incisions, the only scarring that you’ll experience is associated with the liposuction procedure, and those incisions are typically quite small.

16. Is Fat Transfer Safe?

Fat transfer procedures can deliver safe, natural-looking results as long as they are performed by a qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon However, as is the case with all surgical procedures, fat transfer comes with risks and possible complications, including infection and excessive bleeding.

17. What about the Facial fat transfer?

If you have facial creases, such as laugh lines, smile lines, and crow’s-feet, fat can be removed from your abdomen, thighs, or other areas and be injected into your face. Acne scars and sunken areas of the face, lips, and cheeks can also be filled in. Your plastic surgeon can even use grafted fat to minimize lines between your nose and mouth, correct skin depressions or indentations and minimize forehead wrinkles.


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