As we age certain areas of our body lose volume or flatten – Fat Transfer is a viable method of enhancing these areas without the need for implants.
How does it work?
Surgical fat transfer moves fat from one part of the body’s fat to another, also known as a ‘fat graft’ or ‘lipomodelling’. The aim is to remove unwanted fat from one area (such as the tummy or thighs) and use it to enhance and rejuvenate another area (such as the breasts or face). A fat transfer can also be carried out under local anaesthetic, meaning no overnight stay in hospital either.
What can Fat Transfer be used for?
- Reduce the appearance of facial scars perhaps caused by acne
- Enhance sunken cheeks and wrinkles, perhaps after weight loss or over exercise (gym face)
- Enhance body contours
- Provide volume to areas such as breasts
- Help with facial abnormalities such as hemifacial atrophy (where one side of the face droops or sinks)
The three stages of fat transfer:
Removing the fat:
Small incisions are made in the skin and a thin tube is used to suck out small amounts of fat (similar to liposuction). The incisions are then closed with stitches and a small dressing placed over them.
Preparing the fat:
Equipment is used to quickly spin the fat, to separate it from any blood and other fluids.
Injecting the fat:
A needle and syringe are used to inject small amounts of fat into the treatment area. The injections are given through tiny holes in the skin, so stitches aren’t usually needed.
Before and After
Below are before and after images of a patient who has recently undergone Fat Transfer.
The cost for a Fat Transfer starts from just £2,300 (finance options available).
You can spread the cost of your Fat Transfer up to 4 years with monthly payments from £54.76/month. Ask a member of our team about finance options.
Make an Enquiry
To arrange a Consultation simply complete our Enquiry Form and a member of our team will call you back. You can of course call us on 0141 552 0828 (Glasgow) or 0131 357 6910 (Edinburgh).
It’s common after a Fat Transfer to have:
- Significant bruising and swelling
- Temporary numbness
- Small scars – these will fade, but may not entirely disappear
- Loss of some of the fat from the injected area during the first few months
The treated areas will probably be quite bruised and swollen for a week or two. You may want to take a couple of weeks off work. It can also take up to six months for a surgical fat transfer to fully take effect, as some of the injected fat may be reabsorbed by your body during the first few months after the procedure.