More about Fat Implants: Cost, Procedure and FAQs

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How Inexpensive Are Fat Implants Overseas?

A number of factors determine the cost of a Fat Implant surgery, like the area from where the fat is taken and the area where the fat is to be transferred. Large areas like buttock will cost more than smaller areas. Treatment of multiple areas commands a higher price. There are other expenses apart from the immediate cost of the Fat Implant procedure. These include operation room charges, anesthesia, cost of post-operative supplies, nursing fee, laboratory test charges etc.

 

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How Is A Fat Implant Procedure Performed?

Firstly, the donor site for sourcing the fat is decided and injected with local anesthesia. The fat cells from that site are sucked out through Liposuction. The surgeon then isolates the harvested fat cells from other fluids and transfers them to small syringes, that can be used as fat injections.

The syringe needle is then passed in and out of the area where fat tissues are to be transferred, depositing fat cells in the natural tissue layers during each insertion. This process is repeated until desired results are achieved.


Important Things To Know About Fat Implants

  • Healthy people, not suffering from any life threatening disease are permitted to undergo the surgery. Also, the patient should have adequate donor sites from where fat can be taken. Furthermore, those who do not have any circulation problems, either from any medical condition or smoking are good candidates for this surgery.

  • This treatment is recommended for patients with sunken face areas and those in need of improving their body contour or reconstruction. Patients seeking a more permanent treatment than provided by temporary fillers, can also undergo the procedure.

  • Prior to the surgery, patients are advised to make a few changes in their lifestyle so as to prevent the thinning of blood, which leads to bleeding during and after the surgery. This includes quitting smoking, minimising alcohol consumption and avoiding medicines like Aspirin.

  • There are certain risks associated with Fat Implants like change in skin sensations, allergic reactions, scarring, infection, hematoma etc. Patients are made to sign a form prior to the surgery, to ensure that all the potential risks are well understood by them.

  • The fat implants are relatively more economical and give more natural looking results as compared to synthetic fillers.


Frequently Asked Questions For Fat Implants 

  1. Is fat implant permanent?
    Fat implant is not permanent. The longevity of the fat implant depends upon the technique used for removal of fat cells and the process used for injection of fat.
     

  2. When can I get back to work?
    Patients are usually advised to get back to work only after 2 weeks have passed since surgery since the recovery timeline is complete by then.
     

  3. Will the surgery leave scars?
    Some scars may be caused by Liposuction. But they are minimal as the incision made is very small. It further depends upon the type of Liposuction and the techniques used by the doctor for the surgery.

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