The transfer of fat from areas of the body that have excess fat to areas that require volume is known as fat grafting. Commonly, excess fat is taken from the outer thigh as well as other areas and transferred to areas such as the face, hands, breasts and buttocks. This is a procedure that is safe while the effects of the transfer are long lasting with results that look extremely natural.
When Should a Fat Transfer Procedure Be Considered?
It is important that a fat transfer procedure is used for the right purposes and commonly it is used to rectify areas of the body that lack volume. It can be used on those individuals who have facial areas that have sunken or have creases as it provides a more longer lasting correction than fillers. Perhaps an individual has scars, bodily depressions or feels that their hands and face require rejuvenation, if this is the case then a fat transfer procedure can make a real difference. It is also beneficial to those who require breast reconstruction as well as those who want to hide any signs that they have had breast implants.
What are the benefits?
Unlike dermal fillers, autologous fat is taken from the body, essentially replacing those areas that require fat with a “like for like” substance. Many people can have a reaction to foreign substances being added to the body yet a fat transfer significantly reduces that risk.
A fat transfer provides long lasting results unlike other options and they look natural but more importantly they are safe. The procedure is non-invasive which means that recovery is quick.
What Makes You a Candidate for a Fat Transfer?
As discussed, the whole reason behind fat grafting is to fill in those areas that are lacking any volume. The most common areas that are grafted are the hands, face, depressions in the skin as well as the breasts and buttocks. You may have areas of the body where fat can be taken from but it is vital that you do not have any circulation problems that are related to a medical condition or smoking.
If an individual has facial creases such as smile lines, crow’s feet or laugh lines then fat can be taken from the abdomen or other areas of the body and then injected into those areas that require volume. Other areas of the face that are sunken can also be treated.
Some females require an increase in their breast size which makes them a good candidate for a fat transfer. However, if the skin is poor and the breasts are sagging then a fat transfer is not the solution. A fat transfer can also be used during a breast implant procedure should the breast shape require optimising.
For those females who have breast defects following a lumpectomy for breast cancer, a fat transfer is an effective method of filling in the problem areas.
As the procedure can also be used for buttock augmentation, it is ideal for those people who are looking to achieve a rounder, fuller buttock. A fat transfer will give the buttock a more curvaceous look without the need for an implant that carries its own risks.
The hands can become wrinkled with age but a fat transfer can help to alleviate these wrinkles through plumping up the troubled areas and over time, this will enhance the quality of the skin.
A fat transfer offers a real opportunity for individuals to enhance their look or deal with any problematic areas of their body that they are not happy with. As the procedure is non-invasive and comes with a range of benefits, it is clear to see why it is a popular procedure.