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    What is fat transfer?

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    What does the procedure entail and what are the side effects?
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    Dr. Ehsan Jadoon

    Cosmetic Physician

    I am a Sydney based Cosmetic Physician. My speacial areas of interest are advanced facial and body sculpturing and recontouring using minimally invasibe medical and … View Profile

    Autologous Fat Transfer is a surgical procedure where a certain quantity of a person's own  fat is taken out from a donor site and  after processing reinjected into another site to achieve revolumizing  and recontouring effects. In correct hands and for correct indication, Fat transfer is an excellent procedure and delivers longer lasting results than Dermal Fillers and is way more cost effective for the volume used. 

    Typical adverse effects include:

    Discomfort, Swelling and bruising 
    Fat reabsorption ( A top up treatment may be required)
    Under correction ( A repeat treatment may be required)
    Over correction ( rare)


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    Dr Jillian Tomlinson

    Hand Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon (Reconstructive & Cosmetic)

    Dr Jill Tomlinson is a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon. After graduating dux in her year at University High School, Jill completed medical … View Profile

    In fat transfer or fat grafting fat is harvested from a body area with gentle liposuction through a very small cannula. Most commonly the fat is taken from the abdomen or thighs. The fat is immediately processed to remove excess oil and fluid. The fat is then placed in the treatment area with many passes through tiny incisions (1-2mm), using a blunt cannula in a weaving pattern to separate tissue without damaging underlying structures.

    For more detailed information on fat grafting including the recovery period and possible complications please visit my website.

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