Fat transfer (also known as Coleman Transfer, Stem Cell grafting of Fat grafting) is the method of transferring fat cells from one area of the body to another. It provides long-term volume to the area grafted with long-lasting results – unlike filler injections, which are mainly temporary.
However, because the technique involves a small amount of liposuction, this procedure takes place in theatre as a day case, not in the outpatient department. Initially, Mr Price will give you a thorough assessment to determine what the likely result will be, and how much volume is appropriate. Under either a local or a general anaesthetic, a small amount of fat is removed from another site (usually the abdomen or thighs) using a specialised form of liposuction, before being treated carefully and prepared for injection. The fat is then carefully inserted into pre-marked areas. After the operation the area will be swollen somewhat and as things settle, some of the fat cells are lost – meaning that the final result is not apparent until several months after the procedure.
You should also be aware that, quite commonly, it may take more than one procedure to achieve the increase in volume needed – Mr Price can advise you on this at your consultation.
To make an appointment to discuss Fat Injections in Cambridge, please contact Mr Price’s secretary.