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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 large areas be done with a fat transfer? Are large areas, such as the hips and butt, able to be contoured with fat transfer? .

Yes absolutely!: What is a butt without a great frame, like the hips, lower back, and stomach!? Ensuring a great result needs identifying what you want, and what your surgeon can do. Few people do this procedure well as they are too scared to use large amounts of fat. I regularly transfer over a liter of fat per side, and they are round after, which is why most women want (&men!). Doctorjohnwalker. Squarespace. Com. ...Read more

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What is a fat transfer and is it safe?

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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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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Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Short term: You will definitely have some short term facial swelling after fat transfer. This will resolve after a couple of weeks, but may require up to three months for complete resolution. Occasionally, those with significant weight gain will notice weight gain in the fat transferred areas. ...Read more

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Does fat transfer to lips last? Or will it dissolve over time?

Does fat transfer to lips last? Or will it dissolve over time?

Reabsorbed over time: Cosmetic fat injections will gradually be reabsorbed by the body over time. Some estimate that about half of this may happen within 3 to 6 months, although individual results may of course vary. ...Read more

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Can you burn the fat from a fat transfer or just your own original fat?

Fat absorption: The fat that has been transferred to a different area of the body can loose volume because some of the fat can be absorbed in comparison to native fat. ...Read more

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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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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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Herbs for breast increase or fat transfer?

Herbs for breast increase or fat transfer?

Weary: I would be weary about herbal medicines to increase breast size. Also, there is no great data on the safety of fat transfer for breast enhancement. Although it appears it may be safe, long term data is not completely there too. I would stick with implants for augmentation. ...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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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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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).

http://drnichter. Com/fat-grafts-face-buttocks-breast/. ...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.

http://www. Cosmeticsurg. Net/blog/2009/12/03/recipe-for-permanent-fat-injections/ ...Read more

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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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Should I put on any cream after fat transfer to my chin?

Should I put on any cream after fat transfer to my chin?

NO: Any cream you put on your skin will not affect the fat placed in your chin. ...Read more

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I wanted to know where and how much to get a buttocks surgery or fat transfer?

Varied: Find a local plastic surgeon that performs the procedure. The prices will vary greatly depending on your geographic area and how many areas of liposuction you will need in order to harvest a sufficient volume of fat for transferring. ...Read more

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Do I ask more than one surgeon if liposuction/fat transfer questions and concerns?

Do I ask more than one surgeon if liposuction/fat transfer questions and concerns?

May be good idea: Getting second opinions are often helpful to gather broad information and details, plus gives you a chance to get comfortable with the practice that provides good, understandable, and useful answers. Your confidence in having seen more than one physician is important. Surgeons have different backgrounds, opinions, and skill level. Communication is very important in helping you decide. ...Read more

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Can fat transfer be done on the face? Can fat transfer be used to fill deep wrinkles and other sagging areas on the face? .

Can fat transfer be done on the face? Can fat transfer be used to fill deep wrinkles and other sagging areas on the face? .

Yes absolutely! L: In pre-facelift aged patients (not yet ready for a facelift) it is a great option. It can be even better with judicious use of neck and facial liposuction. Fat transfer does involve a few weeks of swelling, which is unavoidable, probably two before return to normalish dimensions. ...Read more

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If I had a fat transfer to my butt and I had done leaking from where the fat was injected why is that? And what should I do about that?

If I had a fat transfer to my butt and I had done leaking from where the fat was injected why is that? And what should I do about that?

If the leak: Is occurring close to when it was performed you're probably dealing with some leakage from excess fat. You haven't mentioned where is the fat transfer. If the leak is occurring more than a week other situations need to be ruled out. Irrespective of when it occurred you should discuss this right away with the original surgeon. Best wishes ...Read more