Autologous fat transfer – the perfect alternative to cosmetic fillers and implants
Body enhancement with cosmetic fillers and implants is relatively well-known, but many people dislike the idea of the presence of synthetic materials in their body. Fat transfer is a 2-in-1 aesthetic procedure that achieves augmentation by filling using your body’s fat cells; whilst eliminating the need for use of any synthetic material and at the same time taking excess fat from other areas of the body.
What are the advantages of autologous fat transfer?
There is no filler safer and more natural than your body’s own fat, which means there is no chance of rejection – the substance is not regarded as a foreign body at all. The fat transfer process is straightforward and recovery time is much faster than traditional filler methods – which means less downtime for you. The fat is not broken down as quickly by the body as traditional fillers are, giving you longer-lasting effect.
The final effect of fat transfer augmentation is more a natural, beautiful contoured effect both in terms of look and feel, as the substance is entirely natural. Another advantage of the fat transfer technique is that the augmentation is combined with fat removal from another part of the body, giving you more definition elsewhere.
How is it done?
Fat grafting is performed by harvesting fat cells from the body using a specialised syringe. These cells are most commonly taken from the abdomen, flanks, thighs or knees. The extracted fat cells are then transferred to the desired area of the body for filling and augmentation.
Autologous fat transfer is usually conducted under local anaesthesia and our anaesthetist can offer twilight sedation to help you relax. The procedure has the benefit of a fast recovery time, allowing you to return pretty soon to everyday life.
Where can fat injections be applied?
Fat transfer is effective in many areas of the body that may require augmentation or filling. The most common areas for treatment are face, breasts, buttocks (Brazilian butt lift), hands and depressed scars.
Benefit of autologous fat as a filler
There is no filler safer and more natural than your body’s own fat which reduces the risks associated with surgical implants and cosmetic fillers and produces more natural and beautiful contouring and rejuvenation. It also lasts a lot longer as your fat is not broken down as quickly as fillers.
Treatment of depressed scars
Fat grafting has revolutionised the way depressed scars are now treated. Prior to this treatment, people with sunken scars could do no more than disguise the scar or put up with the social embarrassment. Depressed skin can now be treated by lifting the skin up with a special upward traction suture and the depression is filled with fat cells which prevent the skin from retracting back again. This safe procedure is done by injection so it does not cause additional scarring.
Costs for fat injection at Bloom Clinic in Milton Keynes start from £2200 and will vary depending on your requirements and whether additional procedures are needed. We provide a quote after your assessment consultation. Dr Boye offers the very best service to clients in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.