Fat Transfer
Fat transfer surgery involves taking fat from one area of the body and transferring it to another to restore shape and definition. This technique was refined in the late 1990’s by Dr Sydney Coleman in New York.

This technique is used in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, but most commonly in restoring facial volume which has diminished in the natural ageing process. Small amounts of fatty tissue harvested from the abdomen, buttocks or the thighs using a technique similar to liposuction. The fat is purified and then injected using a fine cannula in a controlled fashion to the areas to be treated.

Length of surgery: 1 – 2 Hours
Anaesthesia: General Anaesthetic or Local Anaesthetic
Overnight or Daycase: Either – surgery is always performed in a hospital operating theatre.
Risks / Complications of Surgery:
Frequent: Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness.
Infrequent: Infection, unsightly scarring, bleeding (haematoma), permanent numbness, facial nerve injury.

5 – 10 days until socialising with close friends and family

1 - 2 weeks until return to work and normal social engagements depending on area treated

3 – 6 weeks until return to gym and other strenuous activities

3 - 12 weeks until bruising and swelling disappeared

Duration Of Results: Permanent unless followed by weight loss
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