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Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer is a natural solution to restore subtle volume and shape.

Bring Back 5-10 Years on Treated Areas

Natural-looking Results

Improved Skin Texture

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.

Last Reviewed July 16th 2020

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Fat is taken from your body fat via VASER Liposuction or Micro Lipo and transfered to areas of the body where volume is needed. If you’re looking for a natural and subtle volume enhancement, The Private Clinic’s Fat Transfer procedures could be the solution for you.

Fat Transfer, also known as Fat Grafting or Fat Injections is a natural, minimally invasive treatment for those seeking to replace age-related lost volume to the hands and face as well as subtly smoothing out wrinkles. Fat is removed, using VASER Liposuction or MicroLipo, from various parts of the body where there is a substantial amount, such as the thighs, abdomen and/or buttocks. The fat is then centrifuged, or purified, to separate the healthy fat cells from the damaged ones, and injected into the face or hands.

Fat Transfer, as a volume enhancing treatment, has been around for several years, but it is the skills and expertise of the Doctor that allow for long-lasting, youthful results. At our consultations, you can discuss upgrading your procedure to include full VASER Liposuction or Micro Lipo for the ultimate solution in body contouring to suit your needs and your body. Our medical experts have lots of experience in delivering patients the kind of results that have always wanted.

Ageing has its effects on everyone’s skin, and unfortunately due to nature’s way of tell us that we are advancing in years, skin, all over your body, can lose its volume and become loose and relaxed. Medical and scientific advancements have paved the way for natural alternatives to synthetic fillers and implant procedures – our Doctor’s have named this alternative the ‘Organic Facelift’. Find out more here.

Procedure Time
1 – 1.5 hours

Return to Work
1 – 2 weeks

Recovery Time
6 weeks

Advantages of Fat Grafting and Fat Transfers

  • More economical than synthetic fillers in the long-term.
  • Not only does the Fat Graft result in increased subtle volume and ‘plumpness’, but also improved skin texture and quality due to the stem cells contained in the fat.
  • The results can bring back 5-10 years on the treated areas.
  • Natural-looking results
  • Minimal downtime – return home the same day and just a couple of days downtime for many of the procedures
  • Only local anaesthetic is necessary
  • Can be performed in combination with any of our full VASER Liposuction or Micro Lipo treatments
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Before & After

Using your own fat to smooth out wrinkles and plump up the skin with our Fat Transfer procedures is a more natural and now increasingly popular alternative to dermal fillers. See the difference this procedure makes below.

What to Expect

As women and men seek out the latest in cosmetic treatments, more and more patients are choosing Fat Transfer procedures as their treatment of choice over temporary dermal fillers.

Fat Transfer Consultation

Your fat transfer treatment journey will start with a consultation with one of our experienced liposuction and fat transfer surgeons.

At your consultation, your surgeon will go through the fat transfer procedure in detail and examine the areas that you are concerned about to assess your suitability for facial or hand fat transfer surgery.

Your surgeon will then discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Your expectations from Fat Transfer Surgery
  • Risks and Complications of Fat Transfer Surgery
  • Fat Transfer Surgery Aftercare

Following your consultation, you will be introduced to your dedicated patient coordinator who will be your point of contact should you wish to proceed with fat transfer surgery.

Please note, we only offer consultations for facial fat transfer or hands at The Private Clinic.


Fat Transfer Pre Op

In the interests of patient safety all our fat transfer patients are assessed against our patient selection criteria.

Following your consultation and review of your past medical history, the physician or preoperative nurse will choose any pre-operative tests considered to be appropriate, most of which are routine blood tests.


Face Fat Transfer Treatment

We use an advanced, innovative technique of fat grafting to the face -“THE ORGANIC FACELIFT” – which utilises your own fat tissue to restore volume: an autologous procedure.

This process involves carefully taking some fat from any other donor site you wish, maintaining its viability, filtering it and injecting it into the areas that have lost volume.  The minimally invasive procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 1.5 hours.  You are able to go home immediately afterwards.

Mr Roberto Uccellini is our Fat Grafting specialist Doctor who use a novel technique of fat grafting to the face – The Organic Facelift, named so as it uses your very own organic fat tissue.

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After your face fat transfer

You will notice the results immediately – your face will look fuller, healthier, more youthful and healthier.

Although specialised techniques keep it to a minimum, occasionally some bruises develop in the face.  Depending on these, you could return to work or social activities within a few days.  There is also the option of using camouflage cream.  The harvest sites generally settle within a week or two. Compared to surgical facelifts, the downtime is significantly minimal. Depending on the area in which you opt to have Liposuction, you may be advised to undergo a course of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, which your team will explain in relation to your individual case.

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Things to Consider

Our advice on what to consider when deciding to have a fat transfer procedure:

1. When choosing a clinic, you should always do your research, and only go to an established, reputable clinic.

The Private Clinic has been in the cosmetic surgery industry for over 35 years. We are here to answer all of your questions and give you peace of mind.

2. When choosing a surgeon, make sure you know who you’ll be seeing. Their expertise, qualifications and patient satisfaction rate are important factors to take into consideration.

At The Private Clinic, we only source the most experienced and specialised surgeons. Find out more about our plastic surgeons here.

3. Price should never be the deciding factor when choosing where to have your treatment. Safety should be your number one priority and feeling confident that they will look after you – not only before, but also after your procedure

4. When it sounds too good to be true, it often is. Always find out what your clinic’s reputation is.

Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

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