Fat injection or fat transfer is the process of harvesting fat from one part of the body and transplanting it to another part to correct a contour defect or enlarge the area. It is used in a wide variety of situations from cosmetic lip and face enhancement through to contour restoration for example in breast surgery after mastectomy or even breast augmentation.
Essentially the process is a minimally invasive one of liposuction of fat and then re-injection of that fat into the area of need. To optimise the results, the fat must be harvested with minimal trauma, cleaned and concentrated and then re-injected with care. Generally slight over injection is performed. It may be done under local or general anaesthetic depending on the circumstance.
Recovery from fat injection is quick. There may be some bruising or swelling but this settles quickly
Results are invariable an improvement in contour of the area treated. Fat survival is the key factor. On average 60% of fat injected will survive permanently. In some cases repeat injection is required
Every patient is individually assessed and Dr. Newton’s fee will reflect the type and complexity of the procedure required.
At your consultation with Dr. Newton you will discuss the costs with our office manager. The costs will be explained and you will receive a detailed written costing. If a rebate is applicable it will be clearly defined in your costing.
The complication rate is very low. They relate to the area being treated and any prior surgery to that area.