In recent years, the autologous fat transfer technique has rapidly become widespread, topping cosmetic surgery procedures in terms of popularity. Its demand has increased due to its benefits and advantages. It is not just (filling out) an empty area to increase its size, but rather an artistic three-dimensional work. This work highlights the most beautiful parts and details of an area that has lost its luster, glory, and beauty due to the loss of some volume, affecting the harmony of shadow and light on its surface.
The autologous fat transfer surgery is a simple procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon. The procedure relies on transferring a person’s fat from areas that have surplus fat to other areas that are in need of fat. The autologous fat transfer technique is widely used in cosmetic surgeries in Abu Dhabi. Fat is injected into various parts of the body, such as the face, in order to enhance the volume and regain freshness and youthfulness. The fat content transfer restores normal places which have lost some of their fat. This grants safe and long-lasting liveliness and freshness, with a naturally attractive appearance. Dr. Andres Nemseff, from Spain, and other doctors from DewDerm Center such as Dr. Salem Entabi, specialize in dermatology and cosmetics.
Dr. Andres, who is visiting the DewDerm Center, says that the aesthetic purposes include:
– Filling wrinkles and facial areas, which, as a result of aging, have lost fat in some parts of the face.
– Lifting and filling or augmentation of buttocks (Brazilian augmentation), especially after losing a lot of weight, which causes sagging and atrophy in this area.
There are also reconstructive reasons which include:
– Filling genetically atrophied parts of the body, such as the back side of the leg, etc.
– Filling deformed areas of liposuction due to extra suction
– Filling women’s breasts after the full removal due to cancerous tumors.
The fat is purified from the blood and oil it contains, which varies from one person to another. Then the fat is injected through tiny scars.
How long does an fat transfer surgery take:
Autologous fat transfer procedure takes between ½ – 1 ½ hours, depending on the amount of fat to be injected.
You will see immediate results after the autologous fat transfer procedure. At the beginning the areas that have been injected might appear to have increased significantly due to the normal swelling that comes with any surgical procedure. It is a natural side effect that occurs to varying degrees. The swelling will reduce with time. Usually the person who undergoes a procedure will start to see their true result in about a month and a half or a little longer. Almost half of the fat that was injected will be absorbed, and one more injection process should take place within three to six months. Thus, it is important to continue with the cosmetic surgeon, as it is the best way to guarantee stable and long-lasting results which will last 3-5 years, and in some cases, a lifetime.
What are the advantages of fat transfer?
Getting autologous fat is convenient, done through highly popular liposuction surgeries. Thin tubes are used to enter the body trough small apertures that are less than half a centimeter. The extra fat in undesirable areas can be removed, while the fat gets prepared to be injected in the desired areas such as the buttocks, hips, face, arms, and bikini area.
The autologous fat can be transferred to different parts of the face such as the cheekbones, the cheeks, deep lines around the nose, under the eyes (the tear stream), around the mouth and below the two mouth angles (frown lines), the jaws, and the chin. It is also possible to inject the hands and the fingers.
The fat transfer procedure in other parts of the body such as the breasts, the buttocks, or the legs needs a larger amount of fat. Thus, the donor area should contain a sufficient volume of autologous fat. This would not be possible in people with thin bodies, making autologous fat transfer unsuitable for them. In this case alternative solutions would be discussed.
The surgeon must consider the exact amount of fat to be injected, so that the fat gets nourishment and stays in the area where it is injected; i.e. the amount injected in the buttocks must not exceed 500 cm3, and in the breasts must not exceed 300 cm3, so that the extra fat tissue does not get damaged and fade in the injected area.
There are rare complications that could happen after any surgical procedure.
You will have a consultation appointment with the anesthesiologist before the procedure to explain the details more accurately.
It is recommended to have several consultations with the cosmetic surgeon before the procedure to discuss more details about your case and the method chosen for you.
Refrain from taking Aspirin pills 10 days prior to the procedure and 3 days after.
Abstain from smoking for 6 weeks before and after the procedure, since it negatively affects healing.
Fat transfer is largely a vital and safe method and effective technique. It is gaining popularity daily. It is expected that in the future, autologous will replace all other types of filling materials.
For more details about Spanish Center for Lasik, Eyes and Cosmetics, please contact us through the following:
Address: DewDerm Aesthetics & Dermatology, Villa no 218, Al Falah Street, Abu Dhabi. POBox: 63265, Abu Dhabi
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