11 Things You Need to Know About Fat Grafting

11 Things You Need to Know About Fat Grafting
July 17 10:37 2018 Print This Article

Fat grafting, which is also known as fat transfer, is used to add volume to areas such as the breasts, cheeks, butt and lips.

If you are considering this procedure yourself, here are a few things that you should know.

What you should know about fat grafting

  1. It can be used to enhance almost any body part.Even though fat transfers are most popular for enhancing the buttocks and breasts, it can also be used to add volume to different areas of the face such as cheeks and lips.
  2. The right surgeon makes a big difference. The more experienced your surgeon is with fat grafting, the better your results will be. Take your time to review your surgeon’s qualifications and ask to see some before and after photos. It’s also advisable to consult with more than one surgeon before you make a decision.
  3. Make the most of your consultation. If you want to be happy with your results, it’s important to use your consultation to set realistic expectations about your surgery. Let your surgeon explain the procedure in detail so that you know exactly what to expect.
  4. Fat transfers take longer than fillers.The reason why this procedure takes longer than fillers is because the fat first needs to be harvested from the donor area before it’s transplanted. Facial fat grafting only requires local anaesthetic but other procedures such as Brazilian butt lift will require general anaesthetic.
  5. Bruising and swelling is to be expected. After your fat transfer at Dr Zurek clinic, you will experience some discomfort in the areas where your fat was harvested and where it was injected.
  6. Plan for about 2 weeks of downtime.Your recovery period will depend on your specific procedure, with facial fat grafting requiring the least downtime. Most patients can expect the bruising and swelling to subside after about 7 days.
  7. Patience is key.Even though your swelling and bruising will be gone after about 3 weeks, you will need to wait several months before you’ll be able to see the full results of your surgery.
  8. Additional procedures may be required. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that all of the transplanted fat will survive, which means that you may need to undergo an additional procedure in order to achieve the desired results.
  9. Your results will last you a long time.Once you’ve achieved your desired result, you can expect to enjoy it for many years. The longevity of your results will also depend on the area of the body that was targeted. Areas that move less will retain fat longer.
  10. Fat grafting can be combined with PRP.Speak to your surgeon about combining your fat grafting procedure with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in order to enhance your results. The PRP will be combined with the donor fat before it is transplanted.
  11. Under-eye fat grafting is difficult.Because the lower areas of the eye are so thin, it can be difficult to transplant fat into those areas.



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