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What are the risks and side effects of fat transfer treatments?

This treatment is particularly appealing due to the low risk it presents since we use the patient's own tissue is used to reshape and re-contour their body in a natural way. We not using implants or artificial filler, which for some people is important.

The most common side effects are temporary bruising and swelling, but infection can also occur. The graft not 'taking' properly is also a risk, so we ask you not to exercise strongly for a week or two to allow the new fat graft to take up a new blood supply.

Patients do need to discuss with their consultant the range of possible results carefully before surgery, since expectations will vary. Some will be happy with a slight improvement and others will need more significant changes to be satisfied.

The most significant risk of fat transfer is fat embolization in which fat enters the blood stream and interrupts an otherwise healthy blood supply, with associated risks including blindness, stroke and death.

Whilst rare, this emphasizes the importance of establishing your surgeon's credentials. It will always be a risk, in untrained hands. The Cadogan surgeons will avoid injecting in certain areas and use safer cannulas.

We also do not practice riskier procedures such as fat transfer to the buttock (BBL) given the higher incidence rate of embolism in other countries where it is practiced, caused by the higher volume of fat injected into the target site and the large arteries in the buttock.

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How long will fat transfer results last?

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.

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Is the fat transfer procedure painful?

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Is the fat transfer procedure painful?

Fat transfer is not a painful procedure. You will be under the influence of anaesthetic or fully sedated during the procedure and will not feel anything.

Fat Transfer Before & After Gallery

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Fat Transfer Before & After Gallery

For some examples of our Fat Transfer before and after results, please take a look at our gallery.

In The Press This Week

This month Cadogan Clinic consultants feature in Glamour Magazine and The Strategist discussing facial oils and skin issues related to face masks, whilst Clinic Founder Mr Bryan Mayou discusses post-lockdown trends in the plastic surgery market and a faster than expected rebound for the sector

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