Fat transfer is a procedure used to transfer fat from a specific area in the body to another area.
Many people are unsatisfied with the oversize of some places in their bodies, such as the hips, belly, or buttocks. Yet, at the same time, they desire to increase the size of another area, such as the lips, face, or breasts.
The fat transfer procedure can achieve their desires by moving the fat from the areas with excess fat and injecting it into another area to improve its volume. It is a popular procedure; many people undergo fat grafting yearly and are satisfied with the results.
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Preparing for Fat transfer
Before scheduling a fat transfer procedure, the most critical step is to choose a reliable clinic or hospital because it is a precise process that needs a medical crew with extensive experience in the fat grafting surgery field and a hospital that has advanced equipment types.
During the consultation, you will discuss with your surgeon the following points:
- The surgeon will check your medical history by asking questions like your medical problems, previous surgeries, and used medication. Then, they will do a physical examination and ask for you a blood test.
- The surgeon will take photos of both the donor and receiving areas. They may use them to compare the treated areas before and after the surgery.
- You and your surgeon will decide whether they will perform the fat grafting surgery with local anesthesia or general anesthesia.
- You’ll talk honestly to your surgeon about what you hope to accomplish with this procedure. It is necessary to know what is the expected results.
The surgeon will explain the risks and complications of the process extensively, in addition to a list of the instructions you must follow accurately. Click here to get an appointment for a free consultation with HayatMed.
Fat transfer risks
Every surgical procedure is associated with certain risks.
You must understand the expected hazards of the fat transfer procedure before deciding to undergo it. These risks include :
• Excessive bleeding.
• Blood clots.
• Fat tissue death.
• An unbalanced look may cause the patient to need to repeat the procedure.
• Blood or fluid accumulation under the skin
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Fat grafting procedure
This procedure takes place in three stages as the following:
- Fat extraction: The surgeon will make small incisions in the donor area where they want to remove the fat from it, generally of the belly, thighs, or hips. Then, they will use a thin tube to extract the fat. Afterward, closing the incisions with stitches.
- Preparation: The surgeon will process the removed fat with special equipment to purify the fat from blood or any other impurities.
- Fat injection: Your surgeon will insert a needle or syringe into the incision point of the treated, such as the face, breast, hips, or buttocks. They will pass the needle into the area several times to inject a tiny amount of fat into the skin.
The surgeon may overfill the treated area because the body will reabsorb the injected fat over time, so the treated area loses some volume.
Fat grafting is usually a painless procedure taking about one hour. However, you may feel pain later, two weeks after the surgery.
After Fat grafting surgery
After the process, you will be in the recovery room under observation by the medical crew to avoid any unexpected complications.
Often you will be able to go back home on the same day unless your surgeon finds that you need to stay at the hospital for more time.
The surgeon will describe a painkiller to use when needed, antibiotic ointment, and antiseptic lotion. Furthermore, They will explain to you all the instructions you must follow after the surgery.
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Fat transfer complications
Some side effects may associate with fat grafting procedure, for instance:
- The treated areas will swell directly after the operation, but this swelling will gradually improve and disappear after about two weeks.
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia.
You must follow up with your surgeon during the healing period to ensure that your complications are expected and will go away in time.
Recovery after the fat grafting procedure
Your surgeon will give you
some useful recovery tips for quick healing time. Such as:
- Avoid strenuous physical activities.
- Get enough rest.
- Wear loose clothes to avoid any contact with the treated area.
- Follow a particular type of diet, like eating fruits and vegetables.
The expected fat grafting recovery time is about two weeks. Then you will be able to back to your daily activity.
Fat Grafting results
The side effects after fat transfer surgery may take a couple of weeks to disappear then you will start to notice the improvement in the treated areas.
It may take a few months to have the final results. Then you will enjoy your new shapely look and gain more confidence.
Remember that you may need additional sessions to get the required results in some cases. Furthermore, fat grafting results may not be permanent because the body may absorb the fat over time.
Fat transfer cost
This procedure is quite expensive as a result of its complexity. The fat transfer cost varies depending on the geographic location, procedure complexity, and the surgeon’s experience.
It may be difficult to determine the exact price for fat transfer surgery before the consultation because the surgeon needs to check your case and specify the required process.
In Turkey, you can gain the required results and save money compared with other places such as the USA or the UK.
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