Autologous fat graft operation is a procedure that transfer extra fats from abdomen, thighs or hips to other part of the body or face.
A wide variety of injection methods aimed at enlarging the volume of soft tissues of the face and the body, offered by specialists over the last decade, Autologous fat frafting attracts ever growing attention of aesthetic surgeons all the world over.
The method was worked out in the mid 70s by Professor Furnie, with the main positive quality there of being a possibility of implanting own fat.
Usually, injected fats can be absorbed in part for the first three weeks after operation.
Such absorption proceeds for 3 months, surviving fats after then remain almost permanently.
Absorption or survival rates widely vary according to characteristics of each patient’s fat, injected region or the amount of injected fat.
Once or twice additional operations can be required.
Fat is not for filling fine or medium lines It is to enhance the structure and support region of the face Adequate volumes of fat grafted in the appropriate facial regions is very important for long term result
3 mm harvesting cannulae 10cc syringe Minimal negative pressure on aspiration Be careful donor site deformity
Clean & centrifuge Fat transfer as atraumatically as possible
Less trauma lead less post-op edema Deepest layer first (periosteum and muscle)