It would be nice if we could just move fat from one area of the body like the stomach or hips or thighs and transfer it to other areas like the face and breasts! Well with fat transfer you can…. together with liposuction. But there is an extra cost on top of the liposuction. This is the cost for related to surgical tool for fat harvesting: Syringe, PAL, VASER or Waterjet; and surgical tool for fat injection: syringe or MAFT gun.
The fat is then injected to the soft tissue layer of the recipient sites through a small cannula which will leave no visible scars. It may be necessary for a surgeon to collect and inject more fat than it’s actually needed; this is because when fat cells are injected, they may be reabsorbed by the immune system or by other factors, meaning that around 30-75% of the injected cells can actually survive.
You should not smoke for 2 weeks prior to surgery as smoking can affect your reaction to the anesthetic and slow down the healing process. It can also increase the risks for complications, and delays of the healing process, while decrease the survival rate for grafted fat cells. Patients who suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.
It’s vital that you discuss your expectations of the outcome of the surgery and listen to the surgeon’s opinion.
A special garment must be worn for approximately 4-6 weeks to support the tightened area following surgery. Bras or other constrictive clothes are not allowed for 3 weeks. Heavy activities such as lifting should be avoided for at least 1 week.
The recovery period is usually about 3 days, varies on each person’s condition. While there may still be some swelling and bruising, most people are happy with the result and return to work and their normal social lifestyle after approximately 7-14 days, with the help of make-up if needed.