Fat Injection | Fat Grafting in Cyprus, Greece & Malta
Collagen production in the human body decreases as people get older, causing the skin to sag and wrinkle.
Fat injection is an efficient cosmetic procedure for treating skin defects, restoring volume and improving our body’s and face’s contours.
Patients who opt for fat injections look rejuvenated and feel more confident after treatment.
What Are Fat Injections?
Fat transfer can be particularly efficient when applied to the face because it works as a natural filler. Also known as fat grafting, this treatment enhances the skin’s volume, improves the face’s contours, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Facial rejuvenation with fat transfer is ideal for the cheeks, eyelids, lips, temples, and the wrinkles around the mouth (nasolabial and marionette lines).
Many patients combine fat injections with other facial plastic surgery, such as a facelift or brow lift, to reduce downtime and achieve optimal results.
In addition, fat grafting can be used as an adjunctive procedure to enhance the results of a breast augmentation or breast reconstruction plastic surgery the patient had had in the past.
Fat Injections Before & After Photos
What Does Fat Grafting Involve?
Step 1: Anesthesia
The first procedural step is local anesthesia with light sedation unless the fat injection is combined with another plastic surgery. In this case, general anesthesia will be performed by a certified anesthesiologist.
Step 2: Harvest Fat With Liposuction (or else, Limited Liposculpture)
In the first stage, the plastic surgeon performs the technique of liposuction to harvest fat from another body area where there is extra fat, such as the inner thighs, the love handles or the abdomen. He may perform one or more incisions of around 2 to 5mm small.
Step 3: Fat Injection
The aspirated fat is filtered and rinsed to produce pure liquid fatty tissue. The doctor immediately injects the pure fatty tissue into the area of interest. The injected fat is surrounded by healthy tissue that provides nutrients and oxygen.
Recovery After Fat Injection Treatment
Since the fat is taken from the patient’s own body and transferred back to another area of it, there is no risk of fat rejection or disease transmission.
After fat grafting treatment, the patient can leave the clinic or hospital on the same day and rest at home. Physical exercise or any other activity that can raise the heart rate or blood pressure should be avoided for at least one week post-op.
Mild swelling and bruising are normal and last for a few days after treatment. Keeping your head elevated while sleeping will help reduce potential swelling on the face if you had a facial fat injection.
Some percentage of the autologous fat is reabsorbed within the first 6 months after the procedure, while the remaining fat may last forever. However, changes in body weight might alter the results of fat injection.
What our patients say!
Benefits of Fat Grafting by Dr Stavrou
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stavrou, has expert knowledge of the face’s and body’s anatomy and an artistic eye, hence he knows where and how to perform fat transfer to help his patients look fresh, rejuvenated and more beautiful than ever.
Benefits of fat grafting for the face:
- Enhanced volume at cheekbones, cheeks and chin
- Reduced deep wrinkles & folds
- Correction of asymmetry in facial features
- Restoration of the fullness of facial tissue
- Improvement of skin quality & texture
- Fresh & rejuvenated appearance
- Boosted confidence and self-esteem
Benefits of fat grafting for the body:
- Improved contour
- Slimmer figure
- Breast Augmentation with autologous fat transfer (patient’s own tissue)
- Improved skin quality
- Volume restoration
- Self-confidence boost
Where Will Fat Grafting Take Place?
Dr. Stavrou performs fat injections in accredited medical centers in Cyprus (Nicosia and Limassol), Greece (Athens) and Malta (Sliema).
The procedure takes place in a safe and sterile operation room. The surgeon uses the most advanced medical equipment for plastic surgery. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialized in cosmetic procedures. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable surgical experience for all of his patients.
After the procedure, the patient is transferred to the recovery suite and is closely monitored by the medical staff.
The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers exceptional health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. EIPS clinics provide individualized health care in an exclusive and luxurious environment.
FAQs for Facial Dermal Fillers
How long fat transfer lasts?
The body absorbs a percentage of the transferred fat, between 20% and 50%, during the first months after fat grafting treatment. The remaining fat transfer and subsequent results are permanent unless the body weight changes drastically.
How painful is a fat transfer?
Fat transfer is a relatively painless cosmetic procedure with a short recovery time.
How long does it take for fat transfer to settle?
Fat transfer’s final results will take around three months to settle, because the body will reabsorb a percentage of the fat.
In general, the recovery time varies from patient to patient; thus, we cannot say with confidence how long it takes for every patient to heal and be able to see the final result of the fat transfer treatment.
Is facial fat transfer permanent?
The face absorbs a percentage of the injected fat, between 20% and 50%, during the first months after fat transfer treatment. The remaining fat transfer result is permanent.