Fat Transfers can plump up facial features with a patient's own fat and is a popular alternative to other Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Treatments. Fat Transfer to the face and cheeks is a natural, non-allergenic procedure (as you use your own fat) designed to recontour your face and can provide additional definition to your jowls and chin. It can also be used to correct facial deformities.
With Fat Transfer it is possible to have fat extracted by Liposuction from your thighs (or other areas) and then transferred to your face (and even other areas of your body). Reinjected fat lasts longer in larger areas of non-movement, so it is very successful for the correction of sunken cheeks because these areas do not move as often or as much as lips.
Fat Transfer can be performed at our Clinic can on walk in, walk out basis. Both the area from which the fat is taken and the treatment site are anaesthetised with a local anaesthetic. Using a small needle attached to a syringe, fat is removed under vacuum by Liposuction from a donor site where your fat is most tightly packed, such as your abdomen or your hips.
Once removed, your fat is processed to remove excess fluids and then reinjected using another needle, which is placed just under your skin beneath the wrinkle or depressed area. This process may be repeated until the desired volume or correction has been achieved.
When fat is harvested during another procedure, it is often possible for your Surgeon to harvest a larger amount of fat, then freeze and store your fat for future fat grafts and injections if and when they become necessary.
45 year old woman with loss of volume from lower cheeks following molar tooth extractions on each side.
Facial volume was restored to the sunken areas using Fat transfer.
Fat Transfer procedures can be combined with Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments to substantially increase the survival and growth rate of the fat transferred and grafted, as well as providing recovery benefits and cosmetic benefits.
Following Fat Transfer injections patients are mobile immediately. Any discomfort following the procedure can be controlled with pain relieving medication if required.
If there is any swelling to the Treatment areas, it subsides in 1 to 2 days. If there is any bruising; it can be concealed with make-up and disappears in around 5 to 14 days. Over the first few months some of the fat may be absorbed by your body. The remaining fat will usually stay in place for years. Some patients may require a number of treatments over a 6 to 12 month period.
If you have any questions or concerns please call the Me Clinic to speak with one of our Cosmetic Physicians, Aesthetic Nurses or staff members.
Please contact the Me Clinic. We have over 35 years of Cosmetic Medicine experience to share with you. We ensure you will be fully informed and understand your options before commencing any treatment.