Fat Transfer Surgery

Fat transfer surgery involves taking fat from an area of the body, typically the thighs or tummy and transferring it to another area of the body such as the face, breasts, buttocks and hands. It is an effective treatment to smooth, define and enlarge areas that have a decline in shape and/or volume.

You will meet with your surgeon for a consultation where you discuss your reasons for choosing a fat transfer, the desired aesthetic outcome and the areas from which the fat should be removed. It may be advised to you that a fat transfer procedure alone will not deliver your intended result and you can discuss further options at this time.

Fat transfer surgery is a relatively minor procedure where fat is first removed through small incisions in the skin using VASER liposuction or Micro Lipo. The healthy fat cells are then separated from any that are damaged and other fluids such as blood using equipment that spins the cells at high speed. Once the cells are ready for transfer, they are placed into a syringe and then the area being refined is injected. Stitches on this area are not normally necessary due to the small size of the needle on the syringe.

The surgery can be carried out under local or general anaesthetic and depending on the amount of areas that are to be worked on will result in what is recommended for you and will last for approximately 2 to 4 hours. You can usually go home the same day, but an overnight hospital stay may be required. We recommend you take up to 2 weeks off from work depending on the nature of your occupation. You will be able to see results immediately, however it can take up to 6 months for the full extent of the transfer to be seen.

The price of fat transfer surgery is dependent on numerous factors including the area or areas worked on, the amount of time needed and how may sessions are required (this is normally one but can be more if there is a large area to be sculpted). You will be advised of the final cost during your consultation with your surgeon.

As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications. These will be discussed with you before any surgery takes place, along with your medical history and you will be provided with comprehensive information in relation to your specific procedure that you can take away and reflect over after your consultation. Don’t forget our friendly team are here to answer any questions you may have.

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