Fat Transfer to the face
Fat transfer to the face is an alternative technique to a traditional facelift and reduces the signs of ageing to restore a more youthful, natural appearance
Fat transfer (fat transplantation) uses processed fat from your own body to re-contour and restore volume to facial areas that have become sunken with age, thereby rejuvenating your face and restoring a more youthful appearance. This may be achieved using the fat transfer technique.
Fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure, used to restore volume and rejuvenate areas of the face and body. Fat cells are removed by liposuction from the donor area – usually the stomach, thighs or buttocks. These cells are then cleansed and processed, before being injected into the facial area – a process that’s very quickly carried out by your expert surgeon. It is performed under local anaesthetic and is a day-case procedure, with no need for an overnight stay. Results are long lasting, natural and immediate.
Whatever your personal reasons, our highly skilled surgeons at the Cadogan Clinic are pioneers in techniques for fat transfer and will provide world-class facilities for your individual treatment. Our expert team is acutely aware that your appearance can affect your confidence and everyday happiness, and as such we handle each case with sensitivity and discretion. You can rest assured your treatment, performed at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London clinic, will deliver the results you desire.
Why Choose Us?
Variable prices can result from the fact that many of our consultants operate with different fee structures. In all cases, prices will be confirmed to you by your consultant before any treatment takes place.
Fat Transfer: from £4000. Find out more about our Prices and Finance.
If you are having Fat Transfer to the face you will feel less discomfort than Fat Transfer to the breasts or buttocks due to the small amount being transferred. You may have some bruising and swelling, especially in the areas where liposuction was carried out but this should subside within a few days.
Following Fat Transfer to the face you may have some bruising and swelling but this should subside within a couple of weeks, during which time you may be able to cover it up with makeup. Recovery time for fat transfer procedures to the body will be longer, depending on how many areas the initial liposuction was carried out on plays a factor. You may be bruised and swollen for 1-3 weeks and should avoid exercise during this time and you may wish to be off work for 1-2 weeks also.
At your initial consultation your doctor will be able to assess if you are a suitable candidate for the Fat Transfer procedure. For Fat Transfer to the face, only a small amount of your own fat is required and it may be that you are slim with a stubborn area of fat that can be used.
Fat Transfer at Cadogan Cosmetics is a safe and effective treatment and as it uses your own fat cells, there is little risk of infection that sometimes comes with more invasive techniques. Your consultant will discuss this with you in your consultation.
Patients may experience some discomfort in the treated area for a couple if and may also notice a dull ache for a further 1-4 weeks. You may also notice some swelling and bruising. Possible complications include the risks outlined with the prescribed medications and the risks associated with any surgical procedure.
Results for Fat Transfer to the body are permanent but it is important to maintain a stable weight. Over time the fat will change naturally as your body ages. Fat transfer to the facial areas is also a long-term solution which will last for many years as your consultant will discuss with you in your consultation.
Following your Fat Transfer procedure at Cadogan Cosmetics you will notice results immediately, more evidently in the next 2 weeks when any swelling and bruising has subsided. The results will continue to improve during the next few months following your treatment as the fat becomes part of the area it has been injected into.
This will depend on the area being treated, for fat transfer to the face this could be around one and a half hours, and for fat transfer to the breasts or fat transfer to buttocks it could take up to around three hours.
Fat transfer to the body involves liposuction to remove unwanted fat followed by administering the refined fat to the area in which more volume is required with a needle and cannula, such as the breast or buttocks. This is usually performed under local or general anaesthetic depending on the individual. Fat transfer to the face involves minimally invasive liposuction and the harvested fat cells are filtered and injected into the facial areas.
Fat Transfer at Cadogan Cosmetics is a natural way to restore lost volume and rejuvenate certain areas of the face and body. First of all fat is removed from the body using liposuction and it is then transferred to areas which require volume for a natural but effective look.
We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.
What to Expect
Step 1. Optional Free Consultation
We offer a free no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our specialist patient advisors to help you decide whether surgery is the right choice for you. The consultation will take the form of a discussion with an expert with over 15 years industry experience in which we begin to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, our advisers can give you all the information you require to choose the right procedure and the right surgeon for you. This is also an excellent opportunity to see our facilities and get a feel for the Cadogan experience.
Step 2. Surgical Consultation
The next step is to come in and meet your chosen surgeon at the Clinic. We have assembled some of the best surgeons in the world who will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you and your condition before proceeding with treatment.
In practice this involves a 30-60 minute consultation in which a detailed assessment of the outcomes you can achieve is made and any questions you may have about the procedure are answered.
Step 3. The Procedure
On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Clinic by your patient advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.
After the procedure you will recover in the capable hands of your nursing after care team. As we are a day case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours and able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure.
Step 4. After Care & Support
Our care and support continues in the days and weeks after your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. A series of free appointments will be made with your surgeon and nursing team in order to monitor your progress and recovery, as well as introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke creams to aid your progress.
Access to our aftercare nursing team is free of charge for a full 12 months after your surgery.