Also known as “fat grafting”, a fat transfer procedure is the ideal way to beat the loss of volume in areas of the face and body that result in wrinkles and a sunken appearance that make you look older than you really are.
Fat transfer helps you avoid the undergoing of invasive procedures and combine great results with minimal amount of downtime. Dr. Lemonas will remove fat from one part of your body and inject it into another. In most cases the fat is harvested from areas such as the stomach, the back or the buttocks. This procedure restores fullness and provides a lasting fresh and youthful look.
IS IT THE RIGHT PROCEDURE FOR ME?
Good candidates for fat transfer are in good physical health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of their procedure. Patients should be close to their ideal body weight and have an adequate amount of body fat present before the procedure is performed.
The best candidates for fat transfer have one or more of the following conditions:
- Sunken cheeks or facial wrinkles due to aging
- Decreased volume in the breasts or buttocks
- There are areas of the body where volume is needed
- Scarring or indentations in the skin
BEFORE FAT TRANSFER
In Belgravia Medical Centre we believe in transparency and take your health seriously.
During your initial consultation, our team of plastic surgeons describes in detail and discusses in length the fat transfer cosmetic procedure with you. We listen to your preferences, evaluate them and ensure that your wishes are compatible with your lifestyle and medical history. It goes without saying that during initial consultation our team of experts will answer every question you might have.
Initial consultation includes topics such as discussion on your desires and expectations, medical conditions and allergies, use of medication, alcohol and tobacco and previous surgeries.
Afterwards, your personal plastic surgeon will evaluate your general health status, discuss the options available to you and the likely outcomes, examine and measure your body and show you before and after photographs of past patients who have undergone the same surgery as the one you want. This way we ensure that you have a complete understanding of the results you will attain.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
You are not taking your journey to self confidence, youth and beauty alone. Dr. Lemonas and his team support you 100% before, during and after your procedure. Your preoperative visit takes place one week before surgery and during it we will provide you a handout with specific instructions to follow after the operation. These include postoperative care at home and prescriptions for medications.
As soon as the procedure is complete, bandages will be applied to the areas of injection. It is recommended that you do not sit or lay on your butt or breasts if fat transfer has been performed on these areas. You may experience redness and swelling, but these symptoms will subside over the next few days. You may be encouraged to gently massage the treated areas in order to smooth out the fat into the rest of the surrounding tissue. Patients generally return to work after a couple of days, but any type of strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least two weeks.
It goes without saying that we design a schedule of follow up appointments to closely monitor your progress and make your recovery fast and easy.
TALK TO THE DOCTOR
If you would like more information on this procedure or you want to schedule a no obligation consultation appointment, the team of Belgravia Medical Centre will be happy to help you. Dr. Lemonas is always eager to ensure that all your questions will be answered and all your concerns addressed.
Your path to natural beauty begins here!