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Autologous micro fat graft

What is fat graft?

Once fat is extracted from the belly, thighs, hip, etc., and the blood cells are filtered out, the extracted fat is then injected into the face for a natural and beautiful appearance.

The use of autologous fat enhances safety. At D&A, we do not inject large amounts of fat at once, but small amounts multiple times, taking into account the amount absorbed by the skin.

Characteristics of fat graft

The most important factor in fat graft is the rate of engraftment. In order to enhance the engraftment rate, it is important to insert pure fat, rather than large amounts of fat. We graft around 120-150% of the intended amount, and usually patients have this procedure done twice.

Generally speaking, around 20-50% of fat grafted is absorbed. However, this varies by individual and by body part.

Fat graft procedure method

1. Fat is extracted under local anaesthetic.

2. The extracted fat goes through centrifuging and other purification processes to remove impurities.

3. Before the procedure, the targeted area is subcutaneously tunnelled to create space for the fat.

4. Autologous fat is inserted through a thin tube, in small amounts.

5. The fat is moulded into shape immediately afterwards.

Advantages of fat graft

1. The use of the patient’s own fat means the procedure is safe and does not cause irritation.

2. Since it only uses syringes, there is practically no scars or marks.

3. There is little swelling, and daily life is possible within 3-5 days.

4. It is also effective in enhancing skin elasticity, as well as smoothing out wrinkles.

Fat graft areas

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Fat graft warning

  • If ice pack massaging - intended to reduce swelling - is excessive, the engraftment rate may be lower.

  • It is best to avoid external shock or massages applied to the area of injection.

  • Avoid saunas and public baths for 3 days after the procedure.

  • Do not apply soap too vigorously when washing your face.

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