Fat Transfer

Dr Wolf uses the VASER technique to harvest the fat and after filtering it injecting it back into the target sites –breasts, buttocks, hands, face or scars. The fat contains millions of stem cells, which have inherent rejuvenating properties.

As we age we lose fat naturally in the face, breast, buttocks and hand.  This can age us and by revolutionising these areas we can turn the clock back a little.  Fat transfer techniques have improved significantly over the last 10 years and the retention of fat has improved vastly.  It’s a great alternative to implants and fillers.

What does the treatment involve?

The procedure is performed as a day case.  The fat is harvested from the common sites that accumulate fatty tissue such as thighs, abdomen, flanks.  This is done using the VASER liposuction technique.  Once removed the tissue is filtered and purified to remove unwanted material such as connective tissue, anaesthetic fluid and blood. The pure fat is then re-injected via small needle holes thus leaving no scars.

Who is the best candidate?

Anyone who has some surplus tissue can be considered a candidate.  Hands will require the least amount.  Breast and buttocks will require more depending on what change is required.  This will be assessed during the consultation.  As a general rule a weight of more than 50kg body-weight is required.

You should not be within 3 months of childbirth or breast feeding.

Fat Transfer FAQ

  • Question: What are the benefits of Fat Transfer?

    Answer: - Local anaesthetic - Day case - Alternative to filler/ implant - Longer lasting - Your own tissue - No foreign body reaction - Does not need to be removed and replaced - You get liposuction at the same time

  • Question: Is the result permanent?

    Answer: Depending on your lifestyle, diet etc the results are long-lasting. This, however, cannot be guaranteed as it is a living tissue that is being transferred.

  • Question: Will I lose some volume?

    Answer: Yes as a general rule most patients will lose about 30-40%. This may vary. In rare cases all is lost.

  • Question: Can I still have implants if it does not work?

    Answer: The option of further alternative treatments are always there and are not precluded.

  • Question: How long is the fat transfer procedure?

    Answer: It can take anywhere from 2-4 hours.

  • Question: What are the risk factors?

    Answer: Infection, bruising, volume loss, fat cysts, asymmetry among others