Fat grafting consists in an autologous transplantation of the body’s fat cells from those areas where they abound to other areas of the body or face where it is necessary to increase volumes and improve shapes. Besides, the adipose tissue taken with the lipofilling technique allows enhancing the healing, elasticity, and quality of the skin in the graft area. Lipofilling is used to increase volumes in certain body areas such as breasts and buttocks.
Intervention or treatment's duration
- The duration depends on the area treated; face, body ..
- Back to daily activities 5 days after the operation
- Final result a few months after the operation
Autologous Fat Transfer : Advantages, Cost & Reviews
The basic advantages of fat transfer will be listed below:
- The fat which survives after being grafted remains permanently;
- It is a completely natural material as it is derived from the patient;
- It involves only a short hospitalization and a minimal discomfort;
- The scars at the donor site are very small, while those of the recipient site are practically invisible;
- It is a minimally invasive method with minimal risk of complications;
According to some patients' reviews, the cost of fat grafting procedure is affordable, compared to implants.
Some adipose tissues will be naturally assimilated by the body during the first six postoperative weeks. However, the remaining fat generally continues to exist just like the rest of the adipose tissues in the body.
10 tips to improve the sustainability of Grafted Fat
There are many ways to improve the fat survival after a fat transfer procedure. Here are 10 tips to improve the sustainability of the grafted adipose tissue in your body:
Wear Compression Garments
If you follow your doctor’s recommendations, then your recovery period will be shorter and good results will be guaranteed.
Feed the Fat!
Consume more caloric foods to nourish those new adipocytes with a good supply of blood. Consume nutrient-rich foods with healthy lipids, such as salmon, avocados, walnuts, and olive oil.
Smoking can slow the recovery process by decreasing the rate of oxygen and nutrients in the blood vessels. After fat transfer, the adipocytes need a good supply of healthy blood to multiply.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy & autologous stem cell transplant
For many years, PRP injection rich in growth factors, and stem cell transplant has been used by doctors for lesion care. PRP treatment has lately gained popularity in the cosmetic surgery field.
Drink enough water rich in mineral salts, that will keep your body moisturized. You can make this possible by consuming sports drinks or adding some Himalayan salt to your diet.
Stabilize your Weight
Weight loss can decrease the amount of fat grafted into the face, which can alter the result of a facial fat transfer procedure. However, weight gain can have negative effects on a Brazilian butt lift after a fat grafting procedure.
Recipient sites of Fat Grafting: face & other areas
Fat grafting in face lift aims to strengthen the structure of the forehead, cheeks, mouth, chin and mandibular line. As a result, it restores the face’s youthfulness with an extremely natural and lasting effect. This technique can be used to increase the cheekbones and reduce lip wrinkles or bags underneath the eyes.
Added to that, the best cosmetic surgeons in Turkey employ fat transfer to improve the temple area and boost your lip volume.
Fat graft can be used in Brazilian buttock surgery to lift, redesign, and make flat buttocks more rounded. Traditionally, this technique can improve any irregularity of the body due to trauma, previous interventions, or scars. It is also possible to rejuvenate the hands which get older.
Fat grafting: Face lift without surgery
In order to obtain a natural and less invasive mini facelift, fat grafting can be combined either with endoscopic surgery techniques or lasers. In this case, the fat transfer can be considered as beneficial since it restores those volumes that have lost consistency due to the natural ageing process of the tissues. If this is not enough, the skin will be detached, lifted, and repositioned through small incisions made between the hairs using the endoscopic technique.
The spots and wrinkles that spread over the skin can be attenuated by employing the laser that is capable of smoothing the skin surface and stimulating cell renewal.
To treat the face with your own adipose tissue, the Nanofat technique is usually preferred, while lipofilling is mainly used to increase the volume of the breast, buttocks, or hands. It is possible to correct tuberous breasts through fat grafting that provides you with a natural result.
What happens after lipofilling?
The postoperative course of lipofilling is quite fast and creates little discomfort for the patient who can quickly return to his/her daily activities. The surgeon will recommend the use of a compression bandage to be worn for about a month in the areas from which the fat has been taken. This will make it possible to avoid asymmetries and defects.
It is important to avoid any physical activities during the first week. The surgeon will prescribe antibiotics and painkillers in order to avoid the risk of infection and ensure patient comfort.
What are the risks of lipofilling?
Although the risks are minimal as there is no risk of rejection or allergies, some complications can occur because of poorly performed surgeries. According to our doctors, the greatest risks of lipofilling are those related to general anesthesia such as:
- In the case of breast grafts, the appearance of fatty cysts may be possible.
Keep in mind that to notice the final effect, you will need to wait a few months.
How much does Autologous Fat Transfer Cost in Turkey & Istanbul?
Autologous Fat transfer cost is determined by various elements. These include the safety of the health facility ( clinic or hospital ) in which the plastic surgeon operates, the presence of professionals such as doctors, anesthesiologists, cosmetic surgeons and nursing staff of high skill and experience.
Last but not least, the quality of the result that the plastic surgeon does obtain, his/her professional experience and professionalism must be considered in determining the cost of fat transfer.
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Lipofilling refers to removing and then reinjecting a patient's fatty tissue in a specific area of his body. This procedure is also called lipostructure or autologous fat transfer.
Fat grafting is better, because it's more lasting, and it doesn't require injecting chemical substances in your body.
The advantages of lipofilling are :
- Lasting results: the effects of lipofilling are durable. Fat grafting is therefore better than injection of hyaluronic acid or Botox, which require multiple procedures as well as implants which require to be changed every 10 years.
- A safer technique with few side effects: it is an autograft, that is, the transplanted fat is taken from your own body. There are therefore fewer complications than those acquiring in the case of an implant or a filler injection.
The body parts that can receive fat grafts are:
- The face (facial lipofilling)
- The breast (breast lipofilling)
- The buttocks (buttock lipofilling)
- Intimate body parts.
The fat grafting success rate with our clinics in Turkey is 98%.
The price depends on the clinics. All you need is to ask for a quote