Owing to the ubiquity of obesity issues, surgeons have now successfully devised methods to remove unwanted body fat to make you lean again. But gaining fat or enhancing appearance of certain parts also has significant demand in the healthcare sector. What if you want to enlarge some body part or remove a burnt, birth, or injury mark? Plastic surgeries traditionally involved the use of silicone but a foreign material inside the body is never a good idea. Now, it is possible to move your own fat from one part to another in order to achieve the same result as silicone did, but in a recycled manner, which seems to be a global trend.
Plastic surgery can smooth-out wrinkles, fill contours, and are frequently used to enhance the appearance of lips, cheeks, eyelids, and temples.
Fat Transfer is a 2:1 Surgery
Fat Transfer, which involves extraction of fat from one unwanted area of the body and replaced back into a more desirable location, is a 2:1 surgery procedure, wherein patient have bulk reduction in one body part and plumping effect in another. About 50 percent of the fat is reabsorbed during the healing process.
Some of the common harvest sites to get fat from are thighs, abdomen, hips, and lower back. The typical recipient sites are breast, buttocks, and face, although back of the hands is another telltale location of aging. Liposuction of fat is done with cannula, a stainless steel straw, and is recommended to be best done at accredited surgical center or hospital.
Breast and Buttock Enlargement Easiest and Most Common
May be only for contour improvements and aesthetic enhancements, breast and buttock reconstruction forms the most significant chunk of demand in the fat transfer surgery market. Large amounts of fat transfer is possible in these two cases.
Moreover, fat transfer surgeries can be done on outpatient basis too, in which patients can go home the same day without having to spend days in the hospital, although a day or two stay is recommended. Very little pain is experienced during these ‘green’ plastic surgeries.