Despite the negative connotation fat has, it is actually a very important part of our body. It is even important in terms of aesthetics. Fat transfer to the face and body, also known as fat injections, is a method of adding volume to areas that have lost their full composure. The process involves extracting fat from elsewhere on the body and injecting it into the desired area. Our qualified team at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre can help you understand the benefits of this procedure during a consultation with us! We have three locations in Australia – Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Melbourne.
The Process of Fat Injection
The procedure involves removing fat from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks through liposuction. The fat is then prepared and injected into the desired area. The injected fat eventually creates a blood supply which allows the volume to remain as a permanent solution. Unlike some other options, using one’s own body fat provides a natural solvency for increasing volume to the face and body.
Fat Injection Procedure
Fat transfer to the face and body is an outpatient procedure. Limited liposuction is employed to graft fat from one area of the body to another, as well as the use of needles to inject fat. The fat is purified to prevent potential contamination.
Fat Transfer to the Face
Fat grafting can add volume to the face, which leads to a fuller, more youthful appearance. Fat injections also help fill in wrinkles and are a safe and effective alternative to injectable fillers.
Fat Transfer to the Body
Fat transfer to the body is similar to facial fat grafting but is performed under general anesthesia. Fat can be taken from one area of the body and placed in another to enhance shape and volume.
Like most cosmetic procedures, potential patients need to be in good physical and mental health to qualify for the procedure. Our team may require you to commit to a plan of recovery or a way to maintain and prolong the results of the procedures they undergo. Each procedure is as unique as each of our patients!
Results and Recovery
Swelling commonly occurs for one to two weeks after the procedure, and may occur for four to six weeks after fat grafting to the buttocks. Recovery time depends on the amount of fat grafted, and the extent of the procedure. The recovery time is on a case-by-case basis, and our qualified team can help you better understand what to expect.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Are you interested in learning more about a fat transfer procedure? Contact us today at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre and schedule your consultation! Our team can help you explore your options and learn more about the benefits of this procedure. We proudly serve Australia with offices in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Melbourne.