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How long does a fat transfer procedure take? How long is the actual fat transfer procedure? Should I plan an entire day? .

How long does a fat transfer procedure take? How long is the actual fat transfer procedure? Should I plan an entire day? .

It is impossible: It is impossible to answer without knowing the specific procedure you are referring to. While shorter surgical time might be appealing, it might also mean a less satisfying outcome since fat transfer results are highly dependent on surgical technique, experience, and skill. It might also be worth noting that you will likely have some discomfort as well as some swelling after surgery. ...Read more

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Fat Transfer (Definition)

Harvesting fat, usually through liposuction, and putting it in a distant area, usually without an attached blood supply. Other types include attaching "flap"s through various methods of reattaching blood flow. Fat transfer by injecting a patients own fat, never someone else's, into flatter, or hollow areas to add volume relies on new blood vessel formation that the area fat ...Read more


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Can I have multiple areas sculpted during the same fat transfer surgery? Can I have several spots on my upper and lower body contoured during the same fat transfer procedure, or do I need to schedule separate surgeries? .

Can I have multiple areas sculpted during the same fat transfer surgery? Can I have several spots on my upper and lower body contoured during the same fat transfer procedure, or do I need to schedule separate surgeries? .

It: It is quite common for the surgeon to address many areas of the body during the fat transfer procedure. It is up to the both of you, the doctor and the patient to discuss these issues before the surgery.
Good luck from nyc.
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How should I prepare for fat transfer? What do I need to do to prepare for my fat transfer procedure? Do I have to change medications or stop smoking? .

It: It really is a simple and striagtforward procedure. I would avoid any substance that can cause bleeding such as aspirin, omega fatty acids and the like. This will minimize bruising. Www. Beautybybrueck. Com. ...Read more

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How should I prepare for fat transfer? What do I need to do to prepare for my fat transfer procedure? Do I have to change medications or stop smoking? .

How should I prepare for fat transfer? What do I need to do to prepare for my fat transfer procedure? Do I have to change medications or stop smoking? .

Yes stop and prepare: Several thousand of these procedures later, I can say that smoking will definitely spoil the result. You also risk the skin dying. Exercise daily, massage moisturising lotions into your skin daily, and be as close to your ideal weight as possible. Eat plenty I dig and leafy greens before surgery so that your vitamin k levels are good. Hydrate. Make sure your dr is up to the job. ...Read more

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Is fat transfer permanent? Is fat transfer a permanent procedure, or will it have to be repeated to maintain results? .

It can be permanent: When done correctly, fat grafts are permanent. When done incorrectly, they don’t last and you will likely need a redo.

Fat grafting results are highly dependent on surgical technique (extraction, processing, and reinjection of the fat) and on following your post-op instructions closely to ensure fat survival.

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Is fat transfer an outpatient procedure? Can fat transfer be done on an outpatient basis, or are patients required to spend a night? .

Outpatient: Fat grafting is nearly always done as an outpatient procedure, be combined with other cosmetic procedures. B e sure your doctor is a well-trained, experienced, board certified plastic surgeon.
All procedures carry some risks. ...Read more

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If I just want fuller 36C breast-cup size natural looking- could I be a candidate for fat transfer argumentation? What's procedure and healing time?

If I just want fuller 36C breast-cup size natural looking- could I be a candidate for fat transfer argumentation? What's procedure and healing time?

See Plastic Surgeon: There are several ways to improve the appearance of your breasts. The choices depend on your health status, preferences, and cost, as well as risks and benefits for each procedure. See two or three plastic surgeons for their opinions and recommendations.
The final decision will be up to you. Plastic surgeons will have pictures of their past patients' appearances before and after surgery, too. ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of fat transfer? I'm considering a fat transfer, but am want to be fully informed. What are the most common complications of the procedure, and how often do they happen? .

What are the most common complications of fat transfer? I'm considering a fat transfer, but am want to be fully informed. What are the most common complications of the procedure, and how often do they happen? .

The: The most common "complication" associated with fat transfer is not truly a complication... The take a fat that had been transferred is highly variable. Estimates on the fat that will actually persist and stay behind range anywhere from 30-70 %...
Patients are often concerned that the fat will be "lumpy"
in the right hands of a well trained board certified plastic surgeon I have not found thus to be the case.
Best of luck.
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Can a fat transfer be done if I have a very low body fat percentage? I want to do fat transfer in my lips, but I am an athlete and having a very low body fat percentage. Can I still do the procedure? .

Can a fat transfer be done if I have a very low body fat percentage? I want to do fat transfer in my lips, but I am an athlete and having a very low body fat percentage. Can I still do the procedure? .

Yes: Fat transfer to the lips requires a very small volume of fat. This can be harvested even from someone who has a low body fat content. Http://www. Omahacosmeticsurgery. Com/contouring-procedures-category/fat-transfer/ ...Read more

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Will my butt fat transfer disappear with exercise?

Yes, but...: A well healed fat transfer should withstand exercise. The important thing to keep in mind is your weight. I usually advise all my patients to maintain their current weight for at least 3 months after the transfer. After the 3 months, weight fluctuations affect different people differently. But as long as you watch your weight, the augmentation should remain stable. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fat transfer?

What is the definition or description of: fat transfer?

One area to another: Harvesting fat, usually through liposuction, and putting it in a distant area, usually without an attached blood supply. Other types include attaching "flap"s through various methods of reattaching blood flow. Fat transfer by injecting a patients own fat, never someone else's, into flatter, or hollow areas to add volume relies on new blood vessel formation that the area fat is transferred to grows. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer?

How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer?

Six months swelling: Fat can be transferred to the face in different ways: injections most commonly; sometimes dermal fat grafts without the top layer of skin. Fat is fragile and needs to be vascularized to live after transfer. It can be easily crushed before vascularization has occurred. It has approximately 60% likely to survive. Initial recovery is 7 - 14 days for healing, but 6 months for swelling to truly resolve. ...Read more

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Can you explain the process of a fat transfer from one part to another?

Can you explain the process of a fat transfer from one part to another?

Moving fat: In a fat transfer, fat is harvested from an area of unwanted fat (like the tummy or love handles) using liposuction and then reinjected into an area that you want to augment (buttocks, face, hands). This results in a permanent increase in the fat in the recipient area. Gives a natural look with long lasting result. Http://www. Omahacosmeticsurgery. Com/contouring-procedures-category/fat-transfer/ ...Read more

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Do I need a caretaker after fat transfer? Do I need to arrange for someone to take care of me while recovering from fat transfer? If so, for how long? .

Do I need a caretaker after fat transfer? Do I need to arrange for someone to take care of me while recovering from fat transfer? If so, for how long? .

A day or two: Mostly just for a day or two while the effects of the aneathesia wear off, and your weight and fluid balance. ...Read more

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Why is the cost for a fat transfer so variable? I've read that the cost of fat transfer ranges from $500 to $10, 000. Why such a big range? How can I reduce the cost? .

Harvesting Included: The wide range you quoted is likely due to some clinics including the cost for the liposuction to harvest the fat, while others charge by the area of liposuction and then add on the cost for the actual fat transfer itself. Another thing that affects the cost is whether or not PRP is used to inject along with the fat. This improves the viability of the cells, but does increase cost. ...Read more

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Is having fat transfer surgery safe?

Is having fat transfer surgery safe?

Minimal risks: All surgeries have risk but this one is usually quite safe. ...Read more

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What is a fat transfer and is it safe?

The ultimate filler: Fat transfer, aka fat injection, lipoinjection, etc., is a tried and proven procedure (I've been using it for 25 years) where your own fat is taken from one place (e.g. your tummy) and grafted by injection to an area that needs filling, usually the face. Fat is the gold standard of fillers: safe, inexpensive, never rejected and much longer lasting than commercial fillers once it "takes". ...Read more

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Can I do massage to my face after fat transfer to face?

Can I do massage to my face after fat transfer to face?

Do not: I've never asked any of my patients to massage their fat transfer. ...Read more

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When can I start exercising after a gluteal fat transfer?

When can I start exercising after a gluteal fat transfer?

Depends: Fat transplants need to be protected while they are revascularizing. The length of time will depend on the amount of the transfer. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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How does the fat in a fat transfer get it's blood supply and stay alive?

How does the fat in a fat transfer get it's blood supply and stay alive?

Recipient tissue be: The fat grafts will receive their blood supply from the recipient tissue bed. Therefore area with greater vascularity tend to be better recipient sites with greater fat survival. These include the face as well as muscle. With breast fat transfer vascularity may be increased by use of an external expander device called the brava. ...Read more

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How long does it take for augmentation butt fat transfer swelling to go down?

How long does it take for augmentation butt fat transfer swelling to go down?

Takes time: Swelling after fat transfer and liposuction can take 6 months or more to really calm down. A lot of the improvement will happen by 3 months but you really don't know the true look for 6 months or even more. ...Read more

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What can be done for a facial fat transfer that has left my face too broad laterally?

What can be done for a facial fat transfer that has left my face too broad laterally?

Speak To The Surgeon: Speak to the surgeon to discuss your concerns and get specific advice and recommendations. If you are still not satisfied, schedule consults with other board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your current concerns and receive specific advice and recommendations based on consult. ...Read more

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What kind of incisions are needed for fat transfer? How big are the incisions for fat transfer? .

Fat Transfer Scars: Fat transfer only requires tiny incisions just big enough for the liposuction cannula to remove fat (generally 2-4 mm in size).

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Will I be able to move around after a fat transfer? How soon after a fat transfer will I be able to get up and move around? .

Will I be able to move around after a fat transfer? How soon after a fat transfer will I be able to get up and move around? .

Immediately: You can walk and move around right away. What I have my patients avoid for the first two weeks is sitting. Starting at two weeks they can sit on a pillow taking a 5 minute break every half hour. After four weeks they can sit normally. This is to allow the fat time to heal without undue pressure which can damage it. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had liposuction fat transfer 8 month ago and my butty was getting beg but now I start looking my butty pleas?

See your surgeon: Please see the original surgeon and discuss your options and get evaluated for fluctuations in your weight and the survival of the fat transfer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does swelling last after fat transfer? I know there will be some swelling after my fat transfer, but how long should I expect it to last? .

How long does swelling last after fat transfer? I know there will be some swelling after my fat transfer, but how long should I expect it to last? .

Up To 6 Weeks: Obviously swelling varies greatly by procedure, patient, and post-op instruction care, but swelling form a fat transfer procedure should subside within six weeks. ...Read more

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Hi, I had fat transfer to my smokers lines 4 days ago and although swollen I have been left with a "trout pout" - will this go away soon? Thank you.

Likely: You have a lot of swelling now. Plus some of the fat will atrophy over time. Should be fine. Make sure you keep regular follow up with your facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is fat transfer to lips permanent?

Is fat transfer to lips permanent?

Yes: What ever is there after a few weeks is living tissue that should last as long as you do. ...Read more

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