What is fat transfer and why is it done?
Fat transfer is the procedure during which the fat cells that are taken through liposuction from parts of the body with excess fat are injected into some other part of the face or body of the same patient for the reshaping, regaining the volume, and/or filling in the grooves on some body parts.
What is achieved by fat transfer to some body parts?
Fat transfer is most often used for breast augmentation without using silicone implants, buttock augmentation, and filling hip dips. The advantage of this procedure is that no foreign body is inserted into your body, and therefore, there is no risk of infection and forming the scarred tissue around the implant.
How is fat transfer to the breast done?
Fatt cells are taken through liposuction from the body parts that have excess fat. Those are usually stomach, thighs, hips, or buttocks. The collected fat is cleaned, and then it is injected into the breasts to make them bigger. Only two puncture cuts are made, through which fat is injected with a cannula. There will be only two stitches and the suture is removed within 7 days.
What are the advantages of fat transfer to the breasts?
When breast augmentation is done by the transfer of your fat, the risk of allergic reaction and infection is reduced. The result is a natural look of the breasts, and they feel as if nothing has been done when we touch them. The recovery is immediate, and you can function normally the next day already.
Are there any risks or side effects of fat transfer to the breasts?
The main disadvantage of fat transfer is that it is not possible to “transplant“ all the fat cells. One part of them will not connect to the blood vessels that provide blood and oxygen, so they die out.
In addition, the body treats the transplanted fat as any other fat tissue, so the fat is resorbed naturally for the first 4-6 weeks. That means that a part of the transferred fat will disappear. The fat tissue that is not resorbed within 6 weeks, will stay there at least 4-6 years.
If the patient loses or gains weight it will affect the size of her breasts.
When is fat transfer to the buttocks done?
Fat transfer to the buttock follows the liposuction from the body parts with the excess fat. Those may be the stomach, the lower part of the back, hips, or tighs. Then the cleaning of the collected fat is done, and after that, it is injected into the buttocks to make it bigger and to improve its look
What are the advantages of fat transfer to the buttocks?
The minimum amount of fat for the result to be noticeable is 100 and 200 grams for each side. The surgeon will determine if you are the candidate for the fat transfer and if you have enough fat that can be used for this procedure. If you are not, it is possible to find other solutions in agreement with the surgeon.
Buttock augmentation by fat transfer is a very painless procedure with a reduced risk of an allergic reaction because the patients receive their fat cells.
The achieved outcome is a completely natural look and feel.
Excellent results are achieved no matter what body type or age the patient is.
Recommendations for the recovery period
It is recommended to avoid sitting for two weeks after the procedure. When you must sit, you should put a cushion under your tighs and in that way reduce the pressure on the treated area.
Sleep on the stomach or the side.
Do not work out or expose yourself to intense physical effort for 6 weeks after the fat transfer.
Are there any counter effects of the buttock augmentation by fat transfer?
The swelling is present for the first several weeks.
As a part of the transferred fat tissue is naturally resorbed by the body, the procedure must be repeated to replace that part.
Due to the pressure that appears when you sit, the shape which is achieved may be deformed. If the patient loses or gains some fat, it can affect the treated area.
How is transfer to the hip dips done?
Women that have hip dips can get harmonious curves in this part of the body by fat transfer. Fat cells for the transfer are collected from the body parts with excess fat. Those are usually stomach or buttocks. The collected fat tissue is cleaned and then it is injected into the op dips with a cannula to get feminine curves.
What is the recovery after fat transfer into hip dips?
For the first several days, you may feel pain and have bruises in the place of fat transfer. They will disappear within 2 weeks.
Do not have baths (especially hot ones) or use a swimming pool, do not expose yourself to any physical effort until the doctor allows you to do so.
Are the results immediately noticeable?
The results of fat transfer to hip dips are immediately noticeable. In addition, the body treats the transplanted fat as any other fat tissue, which leads to its natural resorption within 4-6 weeks. That means that a part of the transferred fat will disappear. The fat tissue that is not resorbed within 6 weeks, will stay there at least 4-6 years.
Place your trust only in an experienced cosmetic surgeon who follows the protocol and performs all the surgical procedures in the sterile conditions of the operating room.
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