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What is Fat Transfer?

Useful information about Fat Transfer

Fat transfer is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure. Also called as fat grafting, the process involves removing fat from one area of the body and filling it in some other area. It is a safe and reliable procedure that produces long-lasting results.

What is fat transfer?

The procedure involves extracting excess fat from the areas where there is excess fat, usually thighs, buttocks and abdomen, and injecting it into areas that are lacking in volume like breasts, face, neck, and hands. There are different types of fat transfer procedures to meet different needs and requirements of individuals.

If you have facial creases and you want to get rid of your crow’s lines, smile lines, or folds, you can opt for facial fat transfer. The process involves taking fat from abdomen or thighs and injecting it into your face. Facial fat transfer also helps remove acne scars, removes wrinkles, corrects skin depression, and adds volume to sunken and flat cheeks.

Those who want to increase their breast size can also go for fat transfer. Breast augmentation with fat transfer yields in significant improvement in breast size and shape. There are many people who opt for fat grafting for buttock augmentation. The process of fat transfer is used for achieving curvaceous buttocks without using any implants.

Further, if you want to add volume to your hands, or you wish to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines on your hand, fat grafting for hands is an effective solution that is worth considering.

Increasingly, a large number of people in Australia and in other countries are opting for fat transfer and they are happy with the results offered by this amazing cosmetic surgery procedure.

Who is the best candidate?

The purpose of fat grafting is to add volume to those areas of your body that may be lacking in volume or that may have become sunken, loose, or flat due to aging. The areas where fat is commonly injected are hands, lips, breast and buttocks. Fat transfer is also used for correcting lines and depressions in the skin. For fat transfer, you must have adequate fat in your thighs or abdomen from where fat can be taken. Further, you must be having good overall health. Your cosmetic surgeon would consider your medical history and past medical record to ensure that you are a good candidate for fat transfer. Smoking and intake of certain medications can prevent you from enjoying the benefits of fat transfer.

Side effects:

Fat transfer is a safe and reliable cosmetic surgery procedure. Since your own fat is used for adding volume to other parts of your body, there is very little risk of rejection as there may be when a foreign material is used. This further reduces your risk of allergic reactions. When performed by a certified and experienced surgeon, there is very little risk involved in fat transfer. However, when performed by an inexperienced surgeon, the potential complications can be scarring, infection, uneven appearance and risk due to anaesthesia.

What is the Cost?

The cost of fat transfer depends on several facts, such as location, experience of the cosmetic surgeon, the results that a patient may want to achieve, and the area from where the fat needs to be grafted. The treatment may cost you anywhere between $5000 and $8000 AUD. Compared to fillers and traditional methods, fat transfer results in permanent, long-lasting and far more pleasing results. Consult your surgeon to know more about it.

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