MICRO LIPOSUCTION GRAFT
A revolutionary technique that uses your body fat as a natural, living filler to achieve precise structural alterations and enhance areas of the face.
How Does Micro Fat Transplantation Work?
Fat transfer procedures are a two-step process: first, our doctor will select a site where there is unwanted or excess fat, such as the outer thighs, belly or buttocks. A very small incision is made under local anaesthetic, after which fat is gently extracted through a very small cannula. Once a sufficient amount of fat has been harvested, it is spun at a very high speed in a centrifuge to separate the fat cells from the liquid that is also removed. Any damaged fat cells are removed. During the second stage, the healthy live fat cells are injected into the area of the face that requires restored volume.
Fat grafting is proving more popular than dermal fillers
(Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse etc) for several reasons:
• Many patients like the idea of using “their own fat” instead of artificially made chemical fillers.
• Fat is a wonderful source of stem cells. These cells are transferred during the procedure and may help to rejuvenate the overlying skin.
• Because your own living fat cells are used as the filler, the results from fat injections definitely vary, but with a properly performed procedure, the results may last for years, or even permanently.
• Fat from your own body, as opposed to chemical fillers, replaces “like with like,” so there is no chance of allergic reactions to foreign substances.
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Recovery and Results - What to Expect
• Recovery after fat transfer surgery is usually not very difficult.
• Some patients experience some slight swelling and/or bruising at the donor site or the target site(s) on the face, this may last for approximately 10-15 days.
• Many patients return to their normal daily activities within hours or a day or two of the fat transfer procedure.
• Results are immediately apparent or that will be clear after any swelling has receded.
• Studies have shown that on average 50-60% of the fat cells transferred will actually survive long term.