Fat Transfer is a natural solution to restore subtle volume and shape, as well as rejuvenate certain areas of your body. Fat is taken from your body fat via Bodyjet Liposuction and transferred to areas of the body where volume is needed. If you’re looking for a natural and subtle volume enhancement, then a Fat Transfer procedures could be the solution for you.
You can have a natural and subtle plump to your breast and buttocks with our Fat Transfer procedures. In addition, our Anti-Ageing Fat Transfer procedures to the Face and Hands plump and revitalise areas of the body that suffer heavy fat loss as we age.
The surgeon can perform Fat Grafts to:
Fat Transfer, also known as Fat Grafting or Fat Injections is a natural, minimally invasive treatment for those seeking breast/buttock augmentation or replacing age-related lost volume and subtly smoothing out wrinkles. Fat is removed, using BodyJet Liposuction from various parts of the body where there is a substantial amount, such as the thighs, abdomen and/or buttocks. The fat is then centrifuged, or purified, to separate the healthy fat cells from the damaged ones, and injected into another area of the body that is lacking in volume.
Fat Transfer, as a volume enhancing treatment, has been around for several years, but it is the skills and expertise of the Doctor that allow for long-lasting, youthful results. At your consultations, you can discuss upgrading your procedure to include full Bodyjet liposuction for the ultimate solution in body contouring to suit your needs and your body. Our medical experts have lots of experience in delivering patients the kind of results that have always wanted.
Face and hands are the first things people see and present a significant challenge for anyone trying to prevent fat loss which can leave our faces looking sunken and aged, while our hands look brittle with protruding veins, bones and tendons.
Ageing has its effects on everyone’s skin, and unfortunately due to nature’s way of tell us that we are advancing in years, skin, all over your body, can lose its volume and become loose and relaxed. Medical and scientific advancements have paved the way for natural alternatives to synthetic fillers and implant procedures.
When compared to fillers and implants, the results of Fat Grafting last 10 times longer – up to 10 years, and because the source of the ‘organic filler’ is already in your body, it is perfectly well tolerated in the long term.
Advantages of Fat Grafting and Fat Transfers
- More economical than synthetic fillers in the long-term.
- Not only does the Fat Graft result in increased subtle volume and ‘plumpness’, but also improved skin texture and quality due to the stem cells contained in the fat.
- The results can bring back 5-10 years on the treated areas.
- Natural-looking results
- Minimal downtime – return home the same day and just a couple of days downtime for many of the procedures
- Only local anaesthetic is necessary
- Can be performed in combination with any of our full Bodyjet Liposuction treatments
- Alternative to Dermal Fillers
Using your own fat to smooth out wrinkles and plump up the skin with a Fat Transfer procedures is a more natural and now increasingly popular alternative to dermal fillers.
Fat Transfer procedures can not only smooth out wrinkles and lines but can add volume to sunken cheeks or thinning lips, with an indirect boosting effect on the texture and tone of the skin. As women and men seek out the latest in cosmetic treatments, more and more patients are choosing Fat Transfer procedures as their treatment of choice over temporary dermal fillers. With one procedure, you remove the need for all those regular top-ups, leaving you to enjoy superior and natural-looking results for many years. Furthermore, the stem cell technology involved – stem cells are naturally present in fat – boosts the rejuvenating effect of the treatment, helping you to look glowing and more even in tone.
Buttocks Fat Transfer
Fat Grafting gives a natural, subtle curve to the behind through a specialist combination of minimally-invasive liposuction and the transfer of fat cells. It is available at several clinics across the country.
Having an unshapely behind can have a huge effect on how you view your figure. While the rest of your body might have shape, you may feel out of proportion if your bottom naturally lacks volume or definition.
Usually performed under local anaesthetic, Fat Transfer to the Buttocks combines reshaping treatment around the saddle bags and lower back with the transfer of fat to create a subtle, fuller shape in the lower body.
Fat is initially extracted through either Bodyjet liposuction in a patient’s chosen areas (common examples are the flanks, abdomen or thighs) before it is refined and carefully injected into the buttocks. Patients are usually able to return home a couple of hours after the procedure, and your individual aftercare instructions will be given to you by your doctor for the very best outcome.
Bottoms are given a soft enhancement in appearance and volume. The results are subtle, with a natural-looking curve and a more pronounced shape. Providing you are suitable for the procedure, which will be discussed during your consultation, our doctors will sculpt the overall shape surrounding your buttock area.
Key to achieving the best results is having enough fat to transfer for treatment, meaning not everyone is suitable. Before going ahead its advisable to have a to consultation.
Due to the minimally-invasive nature of the treatment, downtime is minimal and you will normally be allowed to return home the same day of the procedure. However, because there may be some bruising and swelling, it is best to wait one to two weeks before you hit the gym or do any rigorous physical activity.
Depending on the nature of your profession and individual case, we normally advise taking a couple of days off work to achieve the very best results, and you may be advised to undergo a course of Manual Lymphatic Drainage massages to aid recovery.
Breast Fat Transfer
Fat transfer to the Breasts is a minimally-invasive treatment offering subtle enhancement to the breasts. It is a popular choice for women who are looking to add shape and volume to their chest, whilst removing stubborn pockets of fat elsewhere on the body.
Breast size and fullness can have a huge effect on body confidence. Factors such as weight loss, pregnancy/breast feeding, or ageing can cause breasts to look emptier or lose their shape, while many others are born with naturally smaller breasts which can leave some feeling insecure.
While breast implants and breast uplifts are popular ways to address the issue not everybody wants serious surgery requiring general anaesthetic, nor are synthetic implants the best way forward for everyone. Stubborn areas of fat around the body can be difficult to rid of through exercise and diet alone and, for some, a form of body contouring treatment can be the only way to achieve an end goal.
Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer involves removing pockets of fat from other areas of your body (such as the legs or abdomen) and transferring the fat into the breast area to increase volume and shape in a subtle, natural-looking way.
Am I Suitable for Breast Fat Transfer?
Fat Transfer is suitable for those wanting to shape their figure while achieving subtle enhancement to the breasts.
Fat Transfer is not recommended if you:
- Want a significant increase in breast size.
- Don’t have enough fat to transfer.
- Require an uplift.
- Are considering having children within the next year.
- Are solely after breast augmentation, without liposuction.
You will need to have enough fat to transfer for treatment, meaning it is not always suitable for those with low body mass, and we advise all patients to be cautious with their expectations. Breast Fat Transfer will add shape and definition but will not provide a substantial increase in size (for which we recommend implants).
Before going ahead with fat transfer you will always require a full consultation with one of our doctors who will advise on your suitability.
A Fat Transfer procedure begins with the use of an advanced, minimally-invasive liposuction treatment like BodyJet liposuction extract fat from a patient’s chosen area(s). This is usually performed under local anaesthetic and will require no incisions and 1 night stay in the medical facility.
The extracted fat is then refined before it is carefully injected in layers into the breasts to create volume and definition. As both parts of a fat transfer are minimally-invasive without the need for general anaesthetic, no hospital stay is usually required making recovery and downtime far less than traditional breast implant surgery.
If you are unsuitable for a Breast enhancement procedure with Fat Transfer, our surgeons also offer Breast Enhancement surgeries, such as:
- Breast Enlargement with Implants (Breast Augmentation)
- Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty)
- Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)
A subtle fullness is restored to the breasts. As implants are not used the final results are soft and natural-looking. Areas of the body that the fat is harvested from are slimmed and toned, with greater definition and an improved overall shape.
Downtime is minimal. However, because there may be some bruising and swelling, it is best to wait one to two weeks before you hit the gym or do any rigorous physical activity. You may be recommended to undertake a course of Lymphatic Massage to aide your recovery, which your team will advise on during consultation.
Face Fat Transfer
As we get older our fat content in the face – particularly the mid-face and chin area - loses some volume, helping to draw the skin downwards. This can make our cheeks look rather sunken and the whole face a little empty. A similar appearance is evident if one loses a significant amount of weight. To regain the appearance of youth again one can volumise the mid-face by transplanting fat taken from different part of the body (typically the abdomen and thighs but we can utilise many other excess areas of body fat). This can give you a healthier glow and restore and rejuvenate what added years have been taking away.
Fat Transfer is also an increasingly popular alternative to using fillers and implants for chin augmentation. Demand for chin implants have increased by 50% in the UK over the past 3 years.
We use an advanced, innovative technique of fat grafting to the face – which utilises your own fat tissue to restore volume: an autologous procedure.
This process involves carefully taking some fat from any other donor site you wish, maintaining its viability, filtering it and injecting it into the areas that have lost volume. The minimally invasive procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 1.5 hours. You are able to go home immediately afterwards.
Face Fat Transfer Advantages
- Fat Transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anaesthetic as opposed to general anaesthetic
- It is a walk-in walk-out procedure, so no hospital stay is involved
- Results are more natural-looking
- Considerably less pain and no scarring
- No lengthy time off work or away from daily activities
You will notice the results immediately – your face will look fuller, healthier, more youthful and healthier.
Although specialised techniques keep it to a minimum, occasionally some bruises develop in the face. Depending on these, you could return to work or social activities within a few days. There is also the option of using camouflage cream. The harvest sites generally settle within a week or two. Compared to surgical facelifts, the downtime is significantly minimal.
Depending on the area in which you opt to have Liposuction, you may be advised to undergo a course of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, which your team will explain in relation to your individual case.
“When going abroad for operations such as fat transfer, it’s important to consider more than price. Though some believe “you get what you pay for”, this opinion is clearly flawed; after all, our procedures reflect the competitive prices, yet are carried out by specialists in cosmetic surgery with years of multinational experience. Look for more than just price. If shopping for cosmetic surgery deals, read up on the medical facility’s staff, the quality of equipment and track record.”