What is Fat Transplantation?
Fat transplantation is a relatively simple operation that aims to restore the lost volume that occurs in specific areas of the face over time. It is known that over time, fat loss will occur mainly in the upper face (cheekbones and cheeks) while in the lower face there will be redistribution and accumulation of fat.
Fat will be taken from other areas of the body, usually the abdomen, an[..]
Candidates for the Surgery
- Healthy people without serious health problems
- Non-smokers or people who intend to follow instructions for at least a temporary cessation of smoking
- People who after talking with the doctor understand the possibilities and what this surgery can offer them
The Examination Before Surgery
During the exam you should be ready to discuss:
- Why do you want to do this surgery, your expectations and the end result that you would consider desirable.
- Medical problems you may have, drug allergies and previous surgeries and medical treatments
- List of medications, vitamins, and supplements you use.
- Also tell your doctor about alcohol, tobacco, or[..]
Preparing For Surgery
- You will need to have a general blood test
- If you are over 40 or have a health problem you may need a chest x-ray, electrocardiogram or some more specialized tests.
- If you have a chronic illness you may need to see your doctor or adjust the doses of the medicines you are taking.
- Smoking cessation at least 2 weeks before surgery.
- Avoid taking aspiri[..]
The operation can be easily performed with local anesthesia as a single procedure or with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia as part of other major procedures. These options will be discussed during the review.
The procedure is relatively simple. The local anesthetic will be injected and then the fat will be taken from the area that has been decide[..]
Risks And Security
The decision for any plastic surgery is personal and should be made by weighing the benefits of achieving your main cosmetic goals and the risks and possible complications of surgery.
Fat self-transplantation is usually a very safe operation, with very little chance of complications, however as with any surgery there are some unavoidable risks.
You will be asked to sign consent [..]
You usually do not need hospitalization and you can return home after the operation.
It is important that surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, friction or movement during healing.
You will need to take antibiotics for a week and painkillers for 2-3 days.
The surgical wound should be treated with antiseptic spray until the sutures are removed.
Costs may vary depending on the complexity and estimated duration of the operation.
- Anesthesia fees - fee of anesthesiologist
- Cost of hospitalization and use of surgical facilities
- Medical examinations, medicines, consumables
- Remuneration of surgeon / assistants
Questions to ask during the examination
- Am I a good candidate for this surgery?
- How should the operation be done to have the best possible results?
- What are the risks and complications associated with surgery? How often do these problems occur?
- How are complications treated?
- How much recovery period and what help will I need during it?
- What should I do to help get the best resu[..]