What is a Fat Transfer?

Fat Transfer is the placement of your own fatty tissue to correct and improve lines, wrinkles and contours in areas such as lip augmentation, nasolabial lines, chin, cheeks and scars.

Common names

Fat injections, autologous fat transfer

Targeted areas

Buttocks, breast, cleavage, lip augmentation, nasolabial lines, chin, cheeks or scarring

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Surgical

Cost

from $2200

Improvement

Filling out of an area that has experienced volume loss such as cheeks or lips or a larger buttock (Brazilian butt lift)

Results

It is normal to expect significant swelling for the first 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, followed by normal amounts of swelling for a week or two after. Bruising and redness might also last for one to two weeks.

Recovery Time

1-2 weeks

Treatable Area's

Buttocks, lip augmentation, nasolabial lines, chin, cheeks or scars

What happens during and after the procedure?

An amount of fat is harvested from a suitable area, usually your abdomen or outer thighs, under local anaesthesia. The fat is then treated, refined and re-injected into the facial area, again under local anaesthesia.

The procedure involves minimal discomfort and usually takes about 45 minutes.

Several small, well-hidden injection sites are made on the facial tissue to allow the implantation process to proceed. These areas will heal within a few days and rarely leave any marks.

It’s normal to expect significant swelling for the first 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, followed by normal amounts of swelling for a week or two after. Bruising and redness might also last for 1-2 weeks.

As infection is possible, but not common, an antibiotic course will be given prior to and after the procedure.

How many treatments are required?

Occasional uneven filling and lumpiness can occur after a treatment, but these are usually corrected with subsequent procedures.

In some areas, the process will need to be repeated 2 to 3 times to give the best correction. Multiple areas may be corrected at one sitting, but over-correcting any individual area in one sitting must be avoided, hence the need for several sessions for some patients.

The injected fat will often be permanent in these areas, but as ageing continues, so will the reduction in facial contours, so further procedures may be necessary in later years.

The filling of the face can have amazing rejuvenating effects and is an excellent treatment when combined with other procedures.

Why Choose Absolute for Your Fat Transfer Procedure?

  • Dr Murray has performed more than 7,500 liposculpture procedures and hundreds of Fat Transfer procedures.
  • Dr Murray holds a diploma in liposuction from the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery. He is one of the co-authors of Australian liposuction guidelines.
  • We have the only VASER PRO in Western Australia. We also have hi-def equipment and VASER Smooth.
  • We have a very low complication rate.
  • We are WA Health Department Licensed clinic and have a theatre with sedation

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

"Dr Murray has been privately trained by some of the best Plastic Surgeons in the world."

How can we help?

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