Fat transfer (autologous fat transfer
In the past few years the effectiveness of this technique has improved, and now patients are becoming aware of the possibility of moving fat from an unwanted part of the body, to an area that they want enhanced – like the face, breasts or buttocks. This method of permanently transferring fat means no foreign materials are left in the body, and the fat should feel completely natural – because it is. It is your own tissue.
Over the past 8 years Dr David has been refining the fat transfer technique with each step of the complex process being analysed, and optimised, to ensure the best possible result for patients. This includes the use of healing lasers both for preparation for surgery, and in the post-operative period. Tiny instruments are used to delicately transfer the fragile fat cells to their new home and give them the best chance of survival there.
In order to consider this procedure, patients need to have adequate fat to harvest – preferably in a difficult to shift location so that it is the last area lost in case of losing weight. The amount of fat that can be successfully transferred depends on many factors, and includes:
- age and general state of health
- blood supply in the area being transferred to (recipient area)
- tightness or looseness of the tissues in the recipient area
If you are considering fat transfer, you can book in for a Complimentary Consultation with Dr David Topchian. During your consultation, you’ll be able to get your questions answered, have a thorough professional examination to assess suitability, as well as more information to read at your leisure.