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Fat Injection - What it is

Fat Injection, Fat grafting, fat transplantation conditions and treatments

Fat injection, also known as fat grafting or fat transplantation, transfers fat from areas which have excess fat (“donor site”) to another part of the body (“recipient site”). This is performed mainly to fill volume-deficient areas, and also to smooth out wrinkles and creases.

Fat injection can be used to:

  • Reduce frown lines and wrinkles on the face and hands related to ageing
  • Improve definition in areas such as the cheek or chin
  • Breast augmentation
  • Correct contour irregularities after breast reconstruction
  • Buttock augmentation
  • Fill out depressed scars anywhere on the body

The fat is collected by liposuction from areas with relative fatty excess (“donor sites”), such as the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. This has the added benefit of slimming down the donor areas.

Although only about 50% to 60% of the transferred fat will survive the process, the fat that survives will remain permanently without any risk of rejection by the body. The results are also safe and natural. Fat is therefore considered the ideal permanent filler material. However, in cases of large volume augmentation such as for the breasts and buttocks, you may require multiple sessions to achieve your desired breast or buttock size.

Fat Injection - Symptoms

Fat Injection - How to prevent?

Fat Injection - Causes and Risk Factors

Fat Injection - Diagnosis

Fat Injection - Preparing for surgery

Fat Injection - Post-surgery care

Fat Injection - Other Information

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