In the last two decades, fat transfer procedures have risen in popularity throughout Australia. Yet, you might not know that the procedure has a long history in the medical literature. The first fat grafting procedure was performed in the 1890s.
Today, thousands of women and men in Australia choose fat grafting as a natural alternative to dermal fillers or breast implants. Essentially, fat grafting uses fat from the buttocks or thighs. And once processed, this fat is added to the breasts or the face to increase volume and fullness.
One reason for its rise in popularity: Fat transfer is natural and safe. Plus, it is praised by surgeons and patients, alike, due to its minimal invasiveness, natural results and longevity.
Are you considering fat transfer as an alternative to breast implants or dermal fillers? If so, you might be wondering if you’re an ideal candidate. Here are a few things you should consider:
Generally speaking, fat grafting is ideal for men and women of all ages. In fact, people from 18-70 years old may benefit from fat transfer therapies. You are a good candidate if you’re in good health, are a non-smoker and do not suffer from medical conditions that may limit your ability to properly heal.
One concern for fat grafting: The skin does lose some of its elasticity with age, and when fat is removed, the skin may not shrink back as tightly. In an overwhelming majority of cases, though, this effect is minimal, and the donor site will appear naturally thinner and contoured.
Fat transfer Face Contouring is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures, and it can be explained simply. Face contouring helps to reverse or reduce the natural effect that aging has on the face using the patient’s own fat. In effect, it can add fullness, reduce lines and diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
Most commonly, face contouring benefits people who are 30 years of age or older. The face, at this age, begins to lose “baby fat,” and as a result, fullness begins to fade. Fat transfer restores volume in the face, and it’s ideal for people who looking for an alternative to dermal filler treatments.
Fat transfer to the breast offers a natural way to increase the size of the breast. This helps to eliminate long-term side effects of breast implants, including capsular complications, implant rotate and leaking implants.
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation with fat transfer range in age from 18-70 years old. If you would like to reverse asymmetry, achieve a fuller, more natural look, or would like to reverse shape and volume loss, this may be an ideal option for you.
Dr Joseph Rizk became Australasia’s plastic surgeon of the year by making sure that each patient is heard, respected, and treated well. His patient-first approach provides you with the accurate medical information you need to make informed decisions about your course of treatment. At the same time, he offers his decades of knowledge and experience to help you along your path.