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Facial Fat Transfer
Who would benefit from Facial Fat Transfer?
Facial fat transfer is beneficial for patients who have insufficient volume causing sunken temples or cheeks. It is also useful for patients who desire “apple cheeks” or more fullness in their foreheads.
Where is the fat taken from?
The fat is usually harvested from the thighs or tummy area as fat from these areas gives the best results.
Is the result permanent?
The results from fat transfer are definitely more durable than most commercial fillers. However, the injected fat will still behave like normal body fat; decreasing in volume when you lose weight or vice versa.
What is Micrografting?
I harvest the fat with fine cannulae. This yields ~1mm diameter particles of fat which we term Micrografts. With such a small fat particle size, the result is smooth and fat survival maximised.
What is Nanografting?
It is possible to select the smallest particles from the harvested fat. These we term Nanografts. Nanografts are particularly useful for the rejuvenation of ageing skin. Nanografts have also been used extensively in the treatment of scars, burns or other forms of injured skin.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the extent of transfer, the procedure usually takes between thirty minutes to two hours.
What is the recovery time?
Most of our patients return to work within seven to ten days.