Fat Transfer

What are the advantages of fat injection?

Fat injections used for shaping the body and face bring a very natural result. Popularity of fat injection that brings natural results particularly in lips and cheeks is increasing day by day. Results of fat injection can look perfect for years without requiring any correction. Because transferred fat is a live tissue, it will continue functioning normally in its new location. Fat injection not only gives plumpness to the injection site, but also supports collagen production and improves the quality of skin there. For this reason, fat injection is used for treating scars as well. Fat transfer leaves a natural feeling in your body. When you have a fat injection for augmenting your breasts or butt, you will have a soft and natural feeling. While a hard and artificial feeling is left with prostheses, a soft feeling as your own tissue’s is left in fat transfer.

Are the results of fat transfer permanent?

fatPermanence of fat transfer’s result increases day by day, thanks to the current technology. When body shaping with fat transfer was first introduced, permanence of fat cells was around 30%. With the developed techniques, we can reach permanence up to 60% now. Thanks to Vaser Liposuction, regional fats can be removed in liquid form. Fats taken out are decompounded and injected into desired areas through thin cannulas.  Thanks to the newest techniques of Vaser Liposuction, we can reach permanence between 60% and 80% now. Permanence of fat transfer’s results also depends on the injection site. While fats melt down faster in moving areas such as legs and hips, they can stay longer in such areas as lips and breasts.

Facial shaping with fat transfer

With fat transfer, you can give your face plumpness and youth effect. With the effect of aging, subdermal cells reduce and a stooping face look is observed. Some people, on the other hand, have a more stooping face. Thanks to fat injection, your face can naturally gain plumpness or you can get rid of the stooping in your face. Stooping cheeks, flat jugal bones and flat chin line can be reshaped with fat transfer. Wrinkles around the face and under eye drooping are also given a younger look, thanks to fat injection. Fat transfer helps your face to be plumper and your wrinkles to be less visible. You can use fat fill for augmenting thin lips as well.

Fats required for facial shaping are taken through 3-5 mm incisions. This procedure is generally used for areas with intense fat formations such as tummy, waist and hips. Aspirated fat is transferred to the desired area after centrifuge and separation processes. For a successful fat transfer, it must be applied to the desired area through thin cannulas an in a low quantity. This way, transferred fat’s contact with the tissues around, which it needs to provide with oxygen and nutrients, is ensured.

Facial shaping with fat transferFat Transfer or Lipo filling (from the word lipo – fat, filling – to fill) – transplantation of the patient’s adipose tissue into his own donor area in order to correct the shape and size of the treated area. This is a low-traumatic procedure for your body. The lipo filling procedure is performed under general anaesthesia (intravenous anaesthesia). In this case, the intake of fat is carried out with a special cannula and a special syringe through skin punctures about 2-3 mm in size, which guarantees quick healing without traces of surgery. Body, face and other parts of the body contour, lipo filling is a general concept that can be divided into different zones. We can  do Fat Transfer to the areas below for different purposes as:

  • Fat Transfer to Breasts for a natural look
  • Fat Transfer to ageing Face that loses volume
  • Using Fat Transfer for Buttock augmentation
  • Lipofilling of the abdomen area for reshaping
  • Aesthetic correction of age-related changes in the hands
  • Smoothing irregularities after liposuction
  •  Hourglass figure with Fat Transfer
  • Improvement of the contours of the legs and thighs, correction of the curvature of the legs

Steps of Fat Transfer

As an invasive procedure fat transfer can be done under general anaesthesia. We can divide this procedure into 3 steps:

Removal of the fat deposits– Our doctors make small cuts for the entrances of the cannulas to suck the fat and then they are closing the incisions with the stitches

Preparation of Fat collection for the Transfer– Our doctors are using a special device to separate the collected fat from the blood and other fluids to make it pure. The separated and purified transferred fat has high quality and can stay in the inpatient body for a long time. That is why it is a very important stage during the Fat Transfer procedures.

Injection of the Prepared Fat– Doctors are again making small incisions and injecting the prepared fat to the areas that are being treated. They do not close the incisions always, if needed they are closing them with stitches.

The procedure takes a few hours, depending on the treated areas. The patient may stay one night in the hospital or can go home after a few hours after the procedure, it can be decided by the doctor after the checkup.

Fat Transfer to Breasts

Fat Transfer to the breasts (or Lipofilling of the Breasts) is a procedure that contours the breasts with the local introduction of the patient’s own fat cells from the area of ​​their excessive accumulation. The procedure is performed to model their shape, eliminate cosmetic defects, including nipple asymmetry. One manipulation allows you to increase the size of the breasts by one size. Breast lipo filling is relatively safe, its cost and duration are determined by the amount of transplanted fat.

How is Fat Injection to Breasts Done?

The duration of the correction and the cost of breast lipo filling are determined by the amount of fat to be removed and transplanted. At the initial stage of the procedure, general intravenous anaesthesia is used. Then lipo filling begins directly:

Donor fat cells are taken from those parts of the body where there is an excess of them. Preference is often given to the outer thigh, which lacks fibrous adhesions. The surgeon makes several punctures to extract the fat.

The collected fat is cleaned of impurities, blood, fluids and other homogenized with the elimination of seals.

Our doctors transplant the resulting homogeneous fat mixture into the mammary glands using injections. Small portions of biomaterial are introduced so that the breast acquires a beautiful shape.

At the final stage, the operating field is treated with antiseptics and closed with a sterile dressing material.

Who can have Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer?

Lipofilling of the breasts is a modern, gentle way of correcting their shape and size with a high aesthetic result. Breast augmentation with fat taken from problem areas is indicated for patients in the following cases:

  • Unsatisfactory bust size;
  • The presence of aesthetic defects;
  •  A visible difference in the shape and/or size of the mammary glands;
  • Worsening of the form after breastfeeding;
  • Slight deformity as a result of previous surgery;
  • The desire to increase the size without installing implants.

Lipofilling is also performed to eliminate the consequences of mastectomy – a surgical operation to remove the breast. 

Who can not have Fat Transfer to Breast?

 Lipofilling of the mammary glands cannot be performed if there are such absolute contraindications as:

  • Arterial hypertension;
  • Malignant neoplasms;
  • Immunodeficiency states, autoimmune pathologies;
  • Diseases of the thyroid gland;
  • Acute infections;
  •  Insufficient supply of adipose tissue;
  • Disorders of hematopoiesis, pathological blood clotting;
  • Severe diseases of the cardiovascular apparatus;
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding.

Surgeons strongly recommend not to enlarge the breasts in this way if a woman plans to subsequently drastically lose weight. Relapses of chronic pathologies act as relative limitations. Outside of exacerbation, the operation can be performed. 

Preparation for the Fat Transfer to Breast

The preparatory phase is an important part of any surgical procedure. The patient should follow all medical recommendations to minimize the likelihood of complications. Proper preparation for the procedure is a guarantee of a quick and complete recovery. The anesthesiologist selects a drug for high-quality pain relief, focusing on the data of a number of laboratory tests. They allow you to timely identify the patient’s hypersensitivity to a certain chemical substance. If an individual intolerance is found, a safe pharmacological preparation with another active ingredient will be used. Since the operation uses its own fat and not synthetic materials, special preparation is not required for it. Instrumental and laboratory diagnostic tests are performed to exclude contraindications. About a month before the planned intervention, the surgeon recommends making adjustments to the usual way of life:

  • Exclude alcohol;
  • Reduce the number of cigarettes smoked as much as possible;
  • Treat infections to achieve a stable remission of chronic diseases.

You should tell your doctor about all the drugs you use. Analgesics, antipyretics, acetylsalicylic acid and other anticoagulants should be discontinued. 

Rehabilitation after Breast Lipofilling

  • As with any surgical intervention, antibiotic therapy is indicated for the patient after lipo filling. Taking drugs allows you to avoid the development of an infectious process, fraught with suppuration. Wearing postoperative bandages for several weeks helps to prevent the encapsulation of fatty tissues and their displacement. The following activities are also required:
    • Maintaining body weight at the same level;
    • Sleeping on your back;
    • Lack of sudden movements, even moderate physical exertion;
    •  A balanced diet with a high content of protein foods.
    • For six months, you cannot sunbathe, visit baths and saunas, and engage in active sports.

Possible complications after Breast Lipofilling

Since the procedure is less traumatic, the cause of complications is usually non-compliance with the rules of asepsis during rehabilitation, less often – the lack of experience with the doctor. This is manifested as follows:

  • Accumulation of fat in one area, tuberosity;
  • Inflammation of puncture sites;
  • Encapsulation of fat cells;
  • Loss of nipple sensitivity;
  • Asymmetry of the mammary glands.

If any complication is found, medical attention is required.

Breast Lipo filling results

The results are immediately visible. Due to the even distribution of fat, breast looks absolutely natural, symmetrical. It is tightened, elastic to the touch, there are no postoperative marks on the skin – scars or any scars and pronounced redness. At the same time, breast sensitivity and the ability to lactate are preserved. The operation is so low-traumatic that a woman can be discharged from the clinic even a few hours later. Another bonus of this correction method should be mentioned. After taking your own fat, the size of the problem area decreases. So in addition to lipo filling, a kind of liposuction is also performed – a cosmetic operation to remove fatty deposits by liposuction.

Fat Transfer to Face and Nose

Lipofilling (filling with fat) and lipo grafting (fat transfer) is the correction of the face and body contours by transplanting the patient’s own adipose tissue from one area to another using injection.

With age, atrophic changes in soft tissues take place, which is the cause of the appearance of wrinkles and folds, the face has a tired and emaciated appearance. In such cases, injections of your own adipose tissue provide an excellent opportunity to restore lost volumes and more. Adipose tissue (or fat tissue) is a rich source of stem cells, which surpasses other tissues in the body in terms of their number. Therefore, as a result of lipo filling, in addition to correcting the missing volumes, a clear improvement in the quality of tissues can be observed: the texture and colour of skin become smoother, and scars are reduced. Another plus of this method is to improve not only the area of ​​fat injection but also area from which it was taken.

Lipofilling of hands

This innovative, low-traumatic procedure is the subcutaneous injection of the patient’s own fat into places where there is a lack of it. This method is used for various parts of the body: to correct the arms, face (including lips), sunken skin areas (caused by liposuction or scars), as well as breast and buttocks (enlargement).

Hands most often give away our age. Unfortunately, the skin on the hands becomes thinner over the years, wrinkles, age spots appear and veins appear sharply. In such cases, even the best and magic cream will not help. Lipofilling of the hands is practically the only technique that allows you to replenish the volume of subcutaneous fat and hide the contouring tendons and blood vessels, i.e. rejuvenate the brushes and phalanges of the fingers, give the skin tone and elasticity, eliminate wrinkles and reduce age spots.

Fat Transfer to Buttocks 

Buttocks fat injection is a gentle operation to correct and increase the “fifth point” due to transplantation (autotransplantation) of one’s own adipose tissue. Many girls want to enlarge or reshape their buttocks through exercise and diet. Unfortunately, the gluteal region is not always amenable to correction. The ideal solution is fat injection to buttocks, which is popular today in the world.

Adipose tissue for the operation is taken from problem areas of the “depot”. These are “fat traps” on the body, from which fat does not go well – the belly, lower back, inner and outer thighs. An important nuance for successful liposculpture is a sufficient amount of body fat. 

Fat Transfer to The Abdominal area

The Fat Transfer to the Abdomen area can be used while lipo modelling the abdominal areas to obtain a more muscular abdomen. It is called Sixpack between the men. Most male patients require this procedure. Our doctors can achieve extremely attractive results with the Fat Transfer to the abdominal area, also our doctors maintain symmetry in the abdomen area with fat injection. This procedure can be done under general anaesthetics. 

Fat Transfer for Body Shaping

Every woman wishes they can have an hourglass body shape, they wish they can move the fat where it is more to the area where it is less and obtain the beautiful body silhouette. It is possible with the fat transfer. For getting the hourglass body shape there are a few stages involved in the procedure. Firstly the doctor and patient together decide which areas the fat should be removed and which areas it should be transferred to. During the operation, the doctor transfers the processed (purified) fat to another area of the body to enhance the volume of the targeted areas and to slim and narrow the treated areas. Our doctors are taking extra fat deposits from the abdomen, sides, inner and outer thighs and injecting processed fat collection to the buttocks, hips areas and sometimes to the breasts. This procedure gives women curves and naturally looking beautiful bodies. This procedure is less traumatic and less invasive compared with other procedures. And the results are more natural than other procedures.

Correcting skin irregularities after liposuction with The Fat Injection

After not professional liposuction procedures skin irregularities can appear, such as a skin dimpling, not smooth skin surface, deformed skin or as cellulite. There are no health risks with this however patients can be unhappy after the procedure. This issue can show itself, especially in the leg and thighs areas. This can be caused by many reasons such as removal of a large amount of fat, patient`s skin elasticity, doctor`s experience, etc. Another application area of the Fat Transfer procedure is to fill those irregularities under the skin and make it smoother. The best way is to fill these dimpling in the legs or thighs with a small amount of fat grafting. Very small injections of fat with special cannulas can treat the problematic area.               

How much does fat injection cost?

For Ministry of Health-accredited centres, it is not legal to specify prices on their website.  Therefore, please dial 0212 241 46 24 to contact our polyclinic and get information on our fat injection prices in Turkey.


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