Fat transplantation is an operation in which fat is removed from one (donor) part of the body and transplanted to another to increase or provide firmness.
Fat transplantation has the benefit of solving two problems: removing excess fat in an unwanted area of the body and enlarging or beautifying another part of the body. The abdomen, waist and thighs usually become donor parts of the body, and the transplant can be to the face, chest, buttocks. Because the cells of the same patient are transplanted, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reactions, and the result is extremely natural.
The fat transplant procedure is minimally invasive because liposuction involves extremely small incisions that heal without sutures and are injected using a special instrument that does not require incisions.
Before your surgery
During the consultation, problem areas and the scope of the future operation are discussed.
You should tell your doctor before the operation if you have arterial hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergies, blood clotting disorders or other chronic diseases, you smoke, you are taking medicines or food supplements, slimming medicines.
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The course of the operation
The operation is performed using general anesthesia, its duration is about 2-3 hours.
During the operation, fat is first extracted from the donor areas of the body (liposuction). During liposuction, body fat is taken in such a way that live cells are not injured and they successfully attach to another part of the body. The aspirated fat is specially treated and then the surgeon, using a special instrument - a cannula - injects the fat into the desired area of the face in extremely small amounts. The amount of fat transplanted can be a few milliliters (for a face transplant) or a few hundred milliliters (for a breast, butt transplant).
It is important to know that some of the body cells of transplanted fat usually do not adhere (on average, about 30-50% of the fat is absorbed), therefore hypercorrection is often performed - more fat is transplanted. For the same reason, it may sometimes be necessary for several surgeries to achieve maximum aesthetic results.
There are no scars left after a fat transplant.
It depends on where the fat was sucked and where it was transplanted, but patients are usually discharged home the next day, and it is recommended to return to work 7-10 days after surgery.
The postoperative period after fat transplantation includes healing of both the site where the fat was aspirated and the site where it was injected. Liposuction is usually a well-tolerated procedure, after which bruising and swelling may occur for about a week or two. Healing is also directly related to the amount of fat absorbed: the more fat is absorbed, the greater the bruising and swelling that can occur, and the longer it takes to heal.
Bruising, swelling, mild pain and tenderness are also the most common areas where fat has been transplanted - these sensations should disappear after a few weeks.
Generally, special compression devices, such as a corset or elastic band, should be worn at the operation site. They may need to be worn for about 6-8 weeks.
The risk of complications is extremely low, but bruising, bleeding or infection, unevenness or asymmetry are possible. All of these complications are usually avoided by following the surgeon's recommendations after surgery.
The risks associated with nasal plastic surgery are increased by smoking, obesity, chronic cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endocrine system diseases, and some other chronic diseases.
The body contour is formed and the final result is visible after 3-4 months, but maintaining a stable weight, sports and a healthy diet are crucial for maintaining long-term liposuction results.
You will find out the exact cost of the operation during the consultation, when the surgeon will assess the complexity of the operation.