A fat graft removes a patient's fat and re-implants it where it is needed (or desired). It is often removed from body parts that are store more fat, such as thighs, buttocks or abdomen and injected into places that require plumping, such as facial features. As the lusted after body shape changes and more and more individuals seek a 'Beyonce' derriere fat grafts are becoming more and more popular, often in place of traditional butt implants.
The best candidate for a fat graft is someone who is:
- Some at, or near, their ideal weight
- Possessing proper expectations
- Storing fat in their thighs, buttocks or abdomen
- Experiencing sunken cheeks and wrinkles due to ageing
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to remember that your surgery will not turn you into someone else and you should not rely on your procedure to change your life. If you are considering undergoing a procedure it is imperative you speak to someone you trust, are happy in your life and are simply seeking to enhance your appearance and confidence, rather than looking to completely change who you are. It is equally important you are psychologically ready.
Preparing for your Procedure:
It is important to discuss with your doctors and with us any:
- Medical conditions you have
- The medication you are taking - prescription, herbal and non-prescription
Once you arrive at your destination you will have a physical evaluation with your surgeon, where you will discuss your goals and concerns where you will finalise the plan for surgery. At this examination your surgeon will determine the best procedure for you and explain it to you in detail, including any limitations - after all, it is important that you head into surgery with realistic goals. It is during this examination that your surgeon will also make recommendations for other procedures.
In the lead-up to your surgery, it is important you do the following:
- Stop smoking. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and increase the possibility of complications
What to Expect:
Length of surgery:
Anywhere from 2 - 6 hours, depending on where the graft is being taken from and where it is going. It is commonly an outpatient surgery.
Recovery and post-op care:
After your procedure, it is common to feel experience swelling and bruising for two weeks after the procedure, there is some pain with this but it can be managed with painkillers and rest. Within a few days of having the surgery you should be able to return to normal activities, however, strenuous activities should wait for a few weeks. Depending on where the fat was taken from/put into areas that are left tender will vary patient to patient, so it is important to talk to your doctor about your recovery.
Length of Stay:
To get the most out of your recovery time we suggest you partake in gentle exercise, yoga classes and treat yourself to some pampering. If you are feeling up to it, there is plenty to see and do in Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Other procedures to consider:
Non-surgical procedures can also be added to give an even more youthful appearance for returning home, such as cosmetic fillers for reducing fine lines of laser resurfacing and chemical peels.
Preconditions and risks:
Risks and complications are minimised by using our highly-skilled, trusted doctors and nurses. However, with every precaution taken complications can still occur. These are rare and few patients experience any issues. If you have any concerns about your procedure and the possible preconditions and risks, discuss them with your doctor and nurses.
Potential risks include:
- Face or lips reabsorbing the fat injection
It is important to read the general preconditions and risks page before any surgery.