Fat Injections, Fat Grafting, and Fat Transfer all involve the course of grabbing fat from undesirable areas of the body and re-injecting it with fat tissue to another area of the body.
The objective of any fat transfer is to add fullness to the desired area. Fat injections are typically made to the lips, face, hands or buttocks. When injecting into the face, the fat can be put in the jawline, lower eye region, nasolabial folds, and cheeks.
There are three parts of fat transfers, and they are as follows: extraction of fat with liposuction, centrifugation and processing of fat and re-injection of fat.
What areas on the face can fat transfer help?
The fat that has been moved from one area of the body to the facial area can improve the appearance of your skin and facial structure.
Most patients who inquire about facial revival have the following symptoms:
• Crow’s feet
• Sunken cheeks
• Dark circles
• Bags under the eyes
• Frown lines
How is a Fat Transfer done?
Fat injections are done under general anesthesia. Using a thin tube, the fat is gathered from either the inner/outer thigh, hip, lower abdomen or lower back. Then the fat’s emptied and treated in a solution and later inserted into the area of the face that needs enhancement.
When the procedure is done accordingly, a generous amount of the fat will be accepted, and the injected area will fill out.
What is required before surgery?
During your first visit with us in our Gold Coast clinic, we will talk about the fat injection and liposuction areas to decide the best plan for you. Paying attention to the pre-operation instructions is important. The instructions depend on whether or not you get general anesthesia.
How much downtime is needed?
It is common to swell and have discomfort immediately after surgery. For the fat graft to work, you’ll need to prevent any stress to the fat injected area for at least three weeks.
Post operation instructions:
• Do not rub your face for two weeks, just gently wash
• Sleep on your back with your head lifted the first week after surgery.
• Keep the surgical tape on for the first five days.
• Visit your surgeon 5 days after surgery
• Don’t exercise for two weeks
• Go to your follow up appointment after one month.
Are there any risks with Fat transfers?
Yes, like any surgery there is a chance of experiencing complications. Risks involved with Fat
Transfer procedures are:
• uneven results
• skin or fat necrosis