Fat grafting / fat transfer
A fat transfer is a natural-looking and lasting way of replacing loss volume. It can be done on different areas such as the face, around the eyes, the forehead, to soften nasolabial lines, the chin and also to the breast. Unlike fillers, fat grafts have no risk of rejection.
How long does it last?
Fat grafts last from 3 to 5 years. It is a safe and repeatable procedure.
Fat is harvested from the tummy or thighs through pin-hole incisions and carefully processed using a strict protocol for grafting to the facial regions that require volume replacement, such as the cheeks, lips, forehead or temporal areas. This may be done in conjunction with a liposuction procedure or alone.
Periorbital Fat-grafting using Micro Fat Grafting Technique
Fat is harvested from the tummy or thighs through pin-hole incisions and carefully processed for grafting to the eyelid region. This may be done in conjunction with a liposuction procedure or alone.
The processed fat is then meticulously places using micro-needle incisions to areas of the eye that require it to correct a sunken appearance, wrinkles, prominent tear trough or lid-cheek lines or dark eye circles. This can be done as a standalone procedure or in combination with a blepharoplasty in order to achieve a youthful appearance.
- Sunken tear toughs
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dark eye rings
- Skin rejuvenation
Breast Fat-grafting or Lipo-filling
Fat-grafting to the breast may be performed in order to augment the size and symmetry of the breast. The fat is harvested from the patient’s tummy, thighs or buttocks, and may be done as part of a liposuction procedure or alone. The fat is then carefully processed using a well-established protocol and injected into the breasts. Staged procedures may be required to achieve the desired outcome. This is usually performed 3 months apart.
What is the recovery time to expect?
A fat transfer is carried out on an out-patient basis, meaning that there is no need for an overnight stay. Patients are given general anaesthesia and will be asleep through the procedure. Patients experience minor swelling and bruising which will diminish in time. There are usually no visible scars. Full recovery is expected in 1 to 2 months.
Who performs the surgery?
The procedure is performed by Dr Samuel Ho. Trained in Korea, Dr Ho has extensive experience in performing fat transfer work.
To start, Dr Samuel Ho will conduct a detailed consultation to evaluate your face and bone structure, facial / body anatomy and discuss with you the changes you desire.
Patients are welcomed and encouraged to address any of their concerns or questions so that they can make a confident decision about undergoing fat transfer surgery.
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