Autologous Fat Transfer
Autologous fat transfer is a procedure which involves Fat taken from an area (or area’s) of the body where it may be unwanted, and transplanted to area’s of the face or body where it is needed.
Body fat makes excellent soft tissue filler substance. AFT transfers fat from one part of the body to another to recontour the face or to fill out depressed scarred areas on any part of the body. Fat injection is semi-permanent, and may require subsequent sessions or maintenance program.
Fat injections can be done under local or sedation anesthesia. Using small syringes, fat is harvested from the hip, inner or outer thigh, lower back, or lower abdomen. The fat is then processed in a special centrifuge, and is then injected by special instruments into the desired area.
Fat transfer can also be used for buttock augmentation , also known as the brazilian butt lift. Fat is first liposuctioned from the stomach or flank area and then processed in a special decanting technique. The purified fat is then transferred or injected into the butt with special cannulas. Using fat transfer for butt augmentation gives a very flattering, sensual, and natural look. Buttock augmentation is done as a part of body contouring surgery and is usually combined with liposuction and tummy tuck for a body makeover.
Other areas which can benefit from a fat injection are the hands & breasts. Fat injections can give these areas a fuller and younger contour.
It can also be used to increase the girth of the penis & to rejuvenate the labia.
AFT has excellent results but may produce significant swelling that may take 7 to 14 days to settle. Bruising usually fades quickly and can be camouflaged by 7 days. Most people can return to work in 2 weeks. Oral medications will be prescribed to keep you comfortable.
You may have a detailed discussion about this during your personal consultation. Some of the possible complications include – Anaesthesia related complications, swelling & bruising (temporary), infection, contour irregularity (easily corrected) etc.