Fat Injection – Fat Transfer FAQ’s
Fat Injection Candidate?
With advancing age, in adequate amount of fat in the face or other regions of the body, there is lack of youthfulness or balance. Both of these can be corrected with a relatively safe procedure of fat transfer.
The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedation, regional anesthesia or general anesthesia and depending upon the extent of the area to be contoured, the required amount of fat is harvested with a metal tube (canula), processed and transferred to the target area with a small needle or canula.
How Long does Surgery Takes?
It entirely depends upon the extent of the area to be contoured. A minor facial contouring may take only half an hour or so, while a larger body area for example. Buttocks or legs may require up to two hours.
What is the Recovery Time?
Again, it depends upon the extent of the area to be contoured.
Time Off From Work
It can be done from no time off from work to about one week, depending upon the extent of the area to be treated. A minor contouring of the cheek area can be a walk-in procedure on the other hand, a major fat transfer to a large body area may require a few days of recovery
How Long the Result Lasts?
With all the advantages of a fat transfer, one of the concerns is the unpredictability of the result. Sometimes more than one treatment is required to get the optimum contouring. However, no loss of fat is noticed for a period of six months or longer then the results may last a few years.
Is It Painful?
As with other aspects of the procedure it depends upon the extent, and volume of the fact being transferred. A minor correction is practically pain-free, but a major transfer will have some degree of pain, which is easily treated with pain medication.
Fat Injection Complications?
With any surgical procedure there are possible complications. However, with this procedure, the common complications are swelling, bruising asymmetry and contour irregularities which can be easily corrected at a later date. Major complications with a large fat transfer are similar to a liposuction procedure.
Fat Injection Cost
The cost includes surgeon fee, hospital charges, anesthesia fee. And it also includes free consultation, free follow up for life time and additional discount’s for future surgeries