Undergoing autologous fat transfer surgery to improve the signs of ageing
For patients seeking procedures in Manchester that offer natural looking results, autologous fat transfer surgery could be the answer. Unlike other invasive procedures to tackle facial ageing such as facelift surgery, this is a more holistic cosmetic procedure.
This type of anti ageing surgery has multiple benefits and can be undertaken as a solo treatment or as part of combination cosmetic approach. Mr Ross answers some of the most commonly asked questions regarding this form of facial rejuvenation procedure in this week’s blog.
What is fat transfer surgery and why is it popular?
Popular with both male and female patients, procedures transferring fat are deigned to improve common ageing concerns such as volume loss. Fat is harvested from another part of the patient’s body, often the abdomen, before being returned to a new location. It’s also a great alternative to liposuction.
Various types of autologous fat transfer are available; which is most suitable is down to the individual. It’s becoming one of the most requested anti ageing facial rejuvenation procedures because the results are natural-looking and can be an alternative for injectable treatments and, in some cases, invasive surgical procedures.
Who is fat transfer surgery suitable for?
Autologous fat transfer is usually suitable for patients of a stable body weight who would benefit from volume enhancement. Patients need to be in good overall health and must be aware of the pros and cons of undergoing this form of facial rejuvenation.
This anti ageing surgery unlikely to be suitable for patients with unrealistic expectations of what this facial rejuvenation treatment can achieve, and those with a significant medical history. Patients must also have fat available in another area of the body in order to be eligible for this type of skin rejuvenation.
Are the results of fat transfer reliable?
For many patients, fat transfer surgery can provide excellent facial rejuvenation results. It can improve facial volume and contour the face without the need for surgery. It is useful as an anti-ageing tool, and can provide excellent results for both men and women.
The results of this anti ageing surgery are generally good, although every patient and body is different, and how one patient takes to autologous fat transfer surgery may differ to another. It’s a good idea to book a consultation to discuss the reliability of this form of facial rejuvenation compared to other options available to you.
How long does the procedure take?
In most cases fat transfer surgery takes between one and two hours. It’s advised to ask someone to collect you post-treatment, and you should expect some swelling and mild discomfort for a few days.
Can I undergo this type of anti ageing surgery alongside other cosmetic procedures?
Yes, it’s often used in combination with other facial rejuvenation methods to improve facial contours and/or improve volume that may have been lost due to weight loss or the ageing process. In some cases autologous fat transfer may be used as part of wider anti ageing surgery, for example alongside a mini facelift.
What will be covered in the consultation for fat transfer?
If you’re considering fat transfer in Manchester booking a consultation is the next step. This informal meeting allows patients to find out more about the cosmetic procedure and the setting in which it will be performed. You’ll learn about the procedure in more detail, as well as the risks, pros and cons associated with it. It’s then advised you take away that information and digest it, assessing whether or not you feel it’s best suited to you, before making a decision to go forward with treatment.
For more information about fat transfer in Manchester you can visit the treatment page, or email the team to book a consultation with Mr. Gary Ross.