Fat Transfer | Fat Transfer to Buttocks Breast Neck
Fat Transfer is the transfer of fat from one area of the body to another area, usually the breasts, buttocks, thereby resulting in the loss of unwanted fat along with an increase in size.
It is safe alternative to breast implant jobs such as silicone, which can have complications like capsular formation (hardening), migration or rippling.
This is ideal for women who feel that their breasts have reduced in size after giving birth, on breastfeeding or a loss of weight, as the procedure will result in a natural look and feel. It is not suitable for women with large or hanging breasts, or those with a family history of cancer.
The procedure takes place under local anaesthetic after the surgeon has prepared the area from which the fat is to be taken for VASER liposuction. Then, ensuring the fat cells are not damaged during the process, your surgeon will use a special suction cannula to remove and collect the fat. These fat cells are then injected into the breasts to form layers and create the desired shape.
As only 50-60% of the fat cells survive following the transfer, there will initially be a certain amount of overcorrection, but this will settle down with time. The procedure can take one to three hours to perform and no overnight stay is required.
The outcome depends on your requirements, as specified and agreed in the consultation, but we generally expect to see an increase by one cup size. You should expect a natural result and although you may have minimal scarring, these will be very slight, almost invisible.
Results will be noticeable immediately after surgery, but the size of your breasts will decrease a little and the shape will become more natural as the fat cells settle and take to the new area of your body.
The recovery time is shorter than traditional breast implant surgery, though you may suffer from some swelling and bruising for a week or so. You will leave the clinic with a small dressing, which you will need to wear for ten days, and a prescription for antibiotics to avoid the risk of infection. We then advise you to wear a sports bra for at least three days a week to aid recovery.
1) What is fat transfer/Microlipoinjection/Autologous Fat Transfer (AFT)?
Fat transfer is the method of removing fat from one or more areas of the body and transferring to another area, where enhancement is required. There are different terms are used to describe this process such as Microlipoinjection, fat grafting and Autologous Fat transfer.
2) What areas of the body can be treated with Fat transfer?
The fat can be transferred to the desired areas – usually the buttocks, breasts and face.
3) Which area of the body can be used as a fat donor?
Most areas can be used as a fat donor – these commonly include abdomen, flanks, knees, thighs and back.
4) What happens at the consultation for fat transfer?
You will have the opportunity to discuss the procedure with the Surgeon including risks, side effects, after-care, expectations, as well as alternative options. After examination and, if deemed suitable, you will be given a treatment plan with pricing.
5) How is the fat transfer procedure performed?
One of the methods we use to remove the fat is VASER Liposuction, which is based on ultrasound technology. This is then transferred into the relevant areas by injection. It can be performed under local anaesthetic or sedation.
6) How long is the procedural time for fat transfer?
This varies from patient to patient, but is usually 1-3 hours.
7) How soon will I see my results?
Generally you will see results immediately but there may be a decrease in size over time, depending on how much of the fat survives. Final results will be around the six month mark. Often an additional ‘top up’ procedure may be required to further enhance the results.
8) What is my anticipated recovery time?
Recovery time is between 1-4 weeks, depending on how many areas were treated and the size of the procedure. Here, we are referring to the time before exercise, and normal activities, can be resumed. This will all be discussed at the consultation stage for more clarity.
9) Are there any complications or risks with the fat transfer procedure?
Yes, as with any surgery, there are potential complications and this depends on which areas are treated. This will be covered during the consultation with the surgeon.
10) Will I need more filling later?
Potentially, yes. This depends on your expectation and what outcome you are looking for.
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