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FAT INJECTION, LIPOFILLING OR LIPOTRANSFER

WHAT IS FAT TRANSFER?

Fat Transfer, also known as fat grafting, lipofilling, lipotransfer or fat injection is the cosmetic procedure of extracting a person’s own body fat from areas like hips, abdomen and thighs and re-implanting it to locations that have lost fat as a result of ageing and requires plumping. In this process, fat is harvested from one body part, washed/purified and re-injected into areas that need augmentation, using special cannulas exclusively designed for the purpose. The process may be repeated for a number of times to achieve the desired results. As fat grafting comprises injection of own fat cells, it is biocompatible and reduces the risks of rejection and allergic reactions. Contrary to body implants, it also looks and feels natural.

WHO IS A RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR FAT TRANSFER?

People who wish to augment volume deficient areas in the body can consider this technique. Fat grafting has been used for years to augment face, hands and depressions in skin counter as a result of scarring or liposuction. However, in recent times, the technique is also used to enhance other body parts like breast, biceps, triceps, buttocks, calf muscles and penis. In selected patients seeking breast enhancement, this procedure may be used as an alternate to breast implants but may require more than one sessions to achieve the desired volume enhancement. Mr Javaid carries out fat transfer procedures routinely in his NHS as well as private patients.

To be considered for the procedure, a candidate should be in sound health, physically as well as emotionally and be realistic about the outcomes. Smokers should stop smoking for six weeks, before and after the procedure. There must be sufficient fat reserve in the body of the candidate to enable the required fat harvest. Past records of swelling or abnormal bleeding should be notified to Mr Javaid.

STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR FAT GRAFTING TECHNIQUE

Candidates who wish to be considered for fat transfer should undergo a pre-procedure evaluation, which involves complete physical examination and may require more than one visit to hospital.

The process can be carried out under general or local anaesthetics. Fat is drawn from the body by means of a sterilised special suction cannula. Once the desired amount is attained from donor area, it is purified by using a centrifuge which separates and removes the impurities from fats. The refined fat is inserted into the selected area requiring augmentation by using a special fine cannula or needle. Generally, the needle is injected multiple times into the area creating a ‘grid of fat graft threads’ that are then massaged by Mr Javaid to achieve an acceptable contour. Paper dressings are placed over the localised area after completion of the procedure.

RECOVERY PROCESS

Arrange for someone to drop you home following the procedure. Don’t attempt heavy activities for a few days and follow the instructions given by your surgeon. Dressings will be removed after 2-3 days until which you can’t take a shower. You’ll experience redness in the treated area for two days post-surgery and swelling will persist for several weeks, although bruising will heal in a few days. Pain killers will be administered to relieve pain and discomfort. Your appearance will improve considerably, however it isn’t possible to realise the overall results for several months following the surgery.

BENEFITS OF FAT INJECTION, LIPOFILLING OR LIPOTRANSFER

Fat grafting is safe, long lasting and looks natural. It is highly effective in filling depressions created by scars and liposuction, changing body contour, rejuvenating hands and enhancing the appearance of the treated body part. Risks associated with chemical and animal dermal fillers are reduced to a great extent and chances of allergic reactions are also very less.

RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

Risks associated with fat transfer are very rare. These include swelling after the operation, which settles in some weeks, bruising in donor and recipient body part, skin numbness which is usually temporary, infection, uneven texture or contour irregularity, and fatty bumps beneath skin, fat necrosis forming hard lumps, scarring, dissatisfaction with overall aesthetic outcome and risks related to anaesthetics.

SUMMARY

Operation duration: 2 to 4 hours. Anaesthesia: General/Local. Hospital Stay: Overnight. Time offwork: 7-10 days. Recovery: 2-3 weeks, although swelling and bruises will take a few weeks. Overall result: Visible after 6 months.

FAT INJECTION, LIPOFILLING OR LIPOTRANSFER ENQUIRIES

If you require any further information about Fat Injection, Lipofilling or Lipotransfer, or the range of surgical and non surgical treatments provided by Mr Javaid or wish to book a consultation please contact us by completing our enquiry form or by using the following contact details:

Enquiries in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire:
Please speak to Mrs Pauline Titley (private secretary) on 077 8069 8989

Enquiries in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire:
Please speak to Mrs Pauline Titley (private secretary) on 077 8069 8989

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Fat Injection, Lipofilling or Lipotransfer

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FAT TRANSFER - LIPOFILLING ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ BENEFITS OF FAT TRANSFER⁠⠀ Fat grafting is safe, long lasting and looks natural. It is highly effective in filling depressions created by scars and liposuction, changing body contour, rejuvenating hands and enhancing the appearance of the treated body part. Risks associated with chemical and animal dermal fillers are reduced to a great extent and chances of allergic reactions are also very less.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS⁠⠀ Risks associated with fat transfer are very rare. These include swelling after the operation, which settles in some weeks, bruising in donor and recipient body part, skin numbness which is usually temporary, infection, uneven texture or contour irregularity, and fatty bumps beneath skin, fat necrosis forming hard lumps, scarring, dissatisfaction with overall aesthetic outcome and risks related to anaesthetics.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ SUMMARY⁠⠀ Operation duration: 2 to 4 hours. Anaesthesia: General/Local. Hospital Stay: Overnight. Time offwork: 7-10 days. Recovery: 2-3 weeks, although swelling and bruises will take a few weeks. Overall result: Visible after 6 months.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Enquiries in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire: Please speak to Mrs Pauline Titley (private secretary) on 077 8069 8989⠀⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ #cosmeticsurgery ⁠⠀ #bedfordshire ⠀⁠⠀ #hertfordshire ⠀⁠⠀ #derbyshire ⠀⁠⠀ #nottinghamshire⁠⠀ #stevenage ⁠⠀ #hitchin⁠⠀ #luton ⁠⠀ #hatfield⁠⠀

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Body Contouring ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES ARE INVOLVED IN BODY CONTOURING⁠⠀ LIPOSUCTION⁠⠀ Some areas of the body are resistant to dieting and exercising. Liposuction can be used to remove fat from such areas. Non-smokers compared to smokers, heal faster post-surgery. Good skin elasticity also promotes better and quick healing.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ARM LIFT⁠⠀ Saggy skin is quite prevalent in the upper arms. An arm lift also called brachioplasty or arm reduction is performed by making incisions behind the arm, from armpit to elbow. This procedure tightens the upper arms, giving them a smooth and firm shape.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ THIGH LIFT⁠⠀ Thighs are especially resilient to exercise and dieting. With the help of thigh lift, loose skin and excess fat around the thighs and groin are removed through careful incisions. This surgical technique may be followed by liposuction.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ TUMMY TUCK⁠⠀ The abdomen is the region most people are quite conscious about. A flat stomach improves the silhouette of the body. A tummy tuck also involves removing excess skin through incisions, resulting in a smooth and tight abdomen. Patients with excessive skin roles in the flanks, may benefit from Fleur-de-lis type abdominoplasty and patients having saggy buttocks may benefit from circumferential abdominoplasty to tighten the abdomen and uplift the buttocks simultaneously. Mr Javaid will guide you with the best option in your bindividual case after having examined you in detail.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Enquiries in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire: Please speak to Mrs Pauline Titley (private secretary) on 077 8069 8989⠀⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ #cosmeticsurgery ⁠⠀ #bedfordshire ⠀⁠⠀ #hertfordshire ⠀⁠⠀ #derbyshire ⠀⁠⠀ #nottinghamshire⁠⠀ #stevenage ⁠⠀ #hitchin⁠⠀ #luton ⁠⠀ #hatfield⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

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Liposuction, Suction Assisted Lipectomy or Liposculpture

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