What is Fat Transfer?
Fat Transfer provides a more natural form of cosmetic surgery that offers a subtle way for women or men to remove fat from one part of their body and then use the same fat to enhance the shape or size of another area. It is a fat reduction and body enhancement treatment combined into one procedure that can help to shape and beautifully contour your body.
The process of using your own fat to accentuate another chosen area, eliminates the need for any implants. This enables the treatment to be carried out as a day surgery using conscious sedation, resulting in minimal downtime.
The Fat Transfer procedure uses a very precise form of treatment called Vaser Liposuction, to remove fat and then inject it back into the areas you would like to enhance. The procedure enables subtle volume to be restored to parts of the body that may require enhancement, with the added benefit of reducing and sculpting the area from where the fat has been extracted. Fat Transfer provides long lasting results, if you follow a healthy lifestyle, and can be a great way to kick-start a new health and exercise regime.
Fat Transfer to Breasts
Fat Transfer offers a more natural alternative to breast enlargement as it uses your own fat. It is also an effective treatment to improve breast shape or to even-up lopsided breasts. Fat can be taken from any part of the body, although it is common for patients to choose fat removal from typical problem areas such as the tummy or inner thigh. This form of breast augmentation can help to provide the added advantage of a mini tummy tuck or precise fat reduction from the area of your choice.
Fat Transfer to Buttocks
It is common for buttocks to sag and droop over time, resulting in a loss of pertness and shape. The Brazilian Butt lift treatment has become increasingly popular, adding lift and volume that exercise alone simply can’t deliver. Fat Transfer to the buttocks provides the opportunity to enjoy the results of a butt implant, using your own body fat taken from an area that you wish to tone.
We all have our own ‘problem areas’ that we want to tackle. Fat Transfer offers the chance to deal with multiple concerns using a more natural method, benefitting from minimal downtime and all combined within a one-day surgical procedure.
Please keep in mind that the areas that fat can be removed from are unique to each patient and is something that should be discussed with a Treatment Coordinator.
What happens during the procedure?
Fat Transfer at EF MEDISPA is a walk-in walk-out procedure. It lasts from 2 to 3 hours and does not require general anaesthesia.
Firstly, your Doctor will make a small incision into the area from where the fat is to be removed. A small probe is then inserted, which safely transmits ultrasound waves used to liquefy the fat. The liquefied fat is then gently removed and reinserted, in the form of injections, into the part of your body that you wish to accentuate or smooth.
The result – a shapelier, more sculpted figure without the need for silicone implants or the lengthy downtime.
How long is the recovery time?
Our Fat Transfer procedures in London do not require a general anaesthetic or overnight stay, meaning downtime is minimal. Depending on your health, lifestyle and treated areas, you should be able to return to work within the next 4-7 days following the surgery. Each case is individual, but 3 – 14 days recovery is usually expected.
Following your Fat Transfer procedure, you will need to wear a ‘compression garment’ around the treated areas. The compression garment helps the healing process and works to improve results. Wearing the compression garment post-procedure also prevents pockets of fluid from forming and offers you added support and comfort during your recovery. The length of time the compression garment needs to be worn depends on the area/s treated and the individual.
Fat Transfer does not require any future surgery, however 5 – 10 aftercare sessions will be required. Your personal Treatment Coordinator will guide you through your bespoke post treatment programme.
We recommend all our patients follow a healthy diet and exercise regime following treatment to maximise long lasting results.
Summary of Fat Transfer Procedure
- Procedure Time 2-3 hour
- Back To Work 4-7 days*
- Anaesthetic Conscious sedation
- Downtime 3 - 14 days dependant on area & lifestyle
- Duration Of Results Permanent dependent on diet & lifestyle
- Results 4-8 weeks*
*Individual results may vary.
Step By Step Fat Transfer
1 NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION
The first step is a NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION with one of our highly experienced treatment coordinators. During this initial consultation your full medical history will be taken and you will be able to discuss the procedure in detail. After that an appointment with one of our EF MEDISPA Doctors will be booked.
2 MEET YOUR PRACTITIONER
Moving on to the next step, if you decide to proceed with Fat Transfer you will meet one of our highly experienced Surgeons and will have plenty of time to talk about the procedure, including which areas you want to accentuate and the results you want to achieve. The Doctor will be the one to review your medical history, assess whether you are suitable for this type of procedure and give you an image of the expected results as well as time duration and downtime, according to the areas that need to be treated. During that consultation you would be able to ask all medical questions you may have and discuss all any concerns and fears.
3 BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Should you decide to proceed you will meet with the Doctor once again on the day of the surgery to discuss any last minute questions you may have and give your final consent. Before the surgery you will meet the nursing team and the Anaesthetist who is the person that will ensure that this procedure would be as comfortable as possible.
4 DURING THE PROCEDURE
Fat Transfer at EF MEDISPA is performed under conscious sedation. Firstly a small incision will be made in the area to be treated. A small probe is then inserted which transmits ultrasound waves that will liquefy the fat. The fat will then gently be sucked out and removed from the chosen by the Doctor area of your body and then re-injected on the area you want to accentuate.
5 AFTER THE PROCEDURE
After the procedure, you will have the time to relax for a while in the recovery suite, the Nurses will fit you into a support garment and the Doctor will provide you with pain killers and antibiotics. Fat Transfer procedures carried out at EF MEDISPA are walk-in walk-out daytime surgeries, which does not require an overnight stay. Before you leave the clinic you will be booked for a review appointment with the Doctor who will be there to access your recovery and monitor your progress.
At EF MEDISPA Aftercare plays a significant part not only on fast recovery but also to ensure the best possible results. Therefore, after the procedure, we offer a bespoke package of aftercare treatments where the patient will have the chance to have ultrasound, manual and electro lymphatic massages and other treatments designed to help the healing process.
You will be able to discuss the aftercare program from your first consultation with your treatment coordinator, as well as the Doctor and Nurses before and after the surgery.
Fat Transfer Before & After
*Individual results may vary.
Fat Transfer FAQs
How much downtime will I need after the procedure?
Fat Transfer is usually performed under conscious sedation rather than a general anaesthetic and will require no hospital stay. The Doctor will advise you about down time and expected recovery time at your consultation.
Where will fat transfer procedure be carried out?
Fat Transfer to the breast and buttocks is carried out here at our award winning EF MEDISPA clinics. Our dedicated and highly qualified medical team will ensure your comfort throughout and our exemplary aftercare team offer clients a completely unparalleled service.