Fat transfer is a preferred cosmetic procedure for many people as it removes fat from one part of the body to another. The purpose of fat transfer is to remove undesirable fat from a certain area of the body (such as the thighs or stomach) and use it to increase the size and smoothen another area (such as the face or the breasts).
Although fat transfer may sound like a minor procedure, choosing to undergo it is a big decision. Therefore, you need to understand all of the benefits that it offers so you can decide whether the procedure is really what you need or not.
- Minimally Invasive
Compared to a facelift, fat transfer is less invasive. There won’t be any incisions created on your face and you don’t have to worry about scarring. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia, rather than general. Therefore, it requires no hospital time. Since no hospital stay is required after a fat transfer, the procedure is generally less expensive than many other cosmetic procedures. Also, the total recovery time is a lot less than other procedures. You still need to take 7 to 10 days off work, but it is still relatively quicker than 5 weeks of recovery that a facelift requires.
- Small scars and no need for artificial substances
Fat transfer requires incisions, but these are typically small, meaning you will only be left with tiny scars after the procedure. When you compare it to other plastic surgery, such as traditional breast augmentation, the scars are smaller. Also, there is no need for implants or artificial substances with fat transfer as your own fat is used. This is very useful in correcting deformities and abnormal breast shapes since the amount of fat transferred can be adjusted according to your needs. For people who had a mastectomy, fat transfer is the only way to restore the quality of damaged and scarred tissue.
- Look and feel natural
Due to the fact that fat is taken from your own body, the result of fat transfer is very natural, both in terms of look and feel. This is especially true when compared to butt and breast implants. Implants can lead to unnatural looking results, particularly when you lose or gain weight. Also, your chance of complications is greatly reduced. You don’t have to worry about fluid collections, implant displacement, and capsular contracture with a fat transfer because it is ‘natural.’
Fat transfer typically lasts much longer than dermal fillers, if not forever. Most dermal fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, last for as long as two years. With fat transfer, you may be able to enjoy the results for a lifetime.
If you decide to have a fat transfer, we advise you to choose a qualified and certified surgeon. We understand how difficult it can be to find the right surgeon, so head to MyMediTravel and let the team help you out!