FAT TRANSFER


Use your own tissue to naturally restore what time has taken away

Contrary to popular belief, the first indication of facial ageing is not the appearance and deepening of wrinkles, but a loss of fullness and liveliness. This is due to the progressive resorption of the facial bones and fat pads, particularly in the mid-face, which gives the face an aged and tired expression.

 

Fat injection, also known as fat grafting, is a simple and natural procedure that is usually recommended by Dr. Tiryaki for patients in their late 30’s and 40’s who are experiencing a loss of volume in their face or for younger patients looking for ideal face proportions.

My operation has two steps, first one was liposuction and get handled my own fat tissue, separated fat stem cells and injected on my cheekbones. No pain, no extreme filler and all procedure took an half hour, after operation, you can go home and do everything on your daily routine. Edema can be seen just 2 or 3 days and after two weeks you can get the end look. Operation is so natural and painless. As a doctor and patient, I can recommend Dr. Tiryaki, thanks a lot.

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WHAT IS FAT INJECTION?


Starting in the early or mid-30s, the fat pads under the eyelids begin to melt away and the middle of the face becomes more sunken or drained-looking. This eventually causes the formation of wrinkles and deep lines, and often results in a tired, bony-looking face.

The solution to this problem is to replace the disappearing fat with your own tissue from elsewhere on the body, effectively refilling the voids left by the melting fat pads.

Fat injection is longer-lasting than fillers with none of the potential side effects

Fat transfer with Dr. Tunç Tiryaki

During your initial consultation, Dr. Tiryaki will thoroughly discuss your expectations with you and will conduct a thorough examination of your face. Dr. Tiryaki will explain you the fat transfer techniques and their combinations with other cosmetic procedures to achieve the most natural and desired result.

How is a fat transfer performed?

There are two methods of transferring fat:

In a conventional fat injection, fat is injected in a mass without special processing. This method tends to result in a high rate of dissolution (around 80%), so a significant percentage of the fat cells will not survive the process. Conventional fat injection is best suited for treating significant volume loss.

In a micro fat transplantation, the fat is derived using low pressure to avoid damage and is then processed and injected into the tissue slowly and gently, layer by layer. Dr Tiryaki uses different grades of fat tissue according to the depth of each layer. Millifat, microfat, and nanofat may all be used in a single procedure, as well as SVF stem cell enriched fat, according to the needs of the patient. Fat injected using this method has far higher persistency, meaning that most of it will successfully remain on the face. The use of a micro fat transplantation also prevents fluctuations in the face and excessive swelling. As the cells are better able to persist in the body, a single procedure usually provides adequate results.

Fat injections are able to replenish the areas on the face where natural drooping has occurred due to ageing, primarily the cheeks, upper cheekbones,  temples, jaw line, and chin area. The fat used is derived from the patient’s abdomen, hips, waist, or legs. Patients may combine this procedure with traditional liposuction in order to get rid of unwanted fat in any of these areas, or they may opt to remove only the small amount of fat necessary for filling the facial arches.

What are the advantages of a fat injection over fillers?

Fillers are another method of replenishing facial volume, and for younger patients who require minimal intervention they can be a good choice. If used too much, however, fillers begin to look unnatural, and the more extensively they are used the more likely they are to cause side effects or adverse reactions.

Fat injection is an autograft, meaning that your own living cells are used to replace lost volume. You may therefore inject as much as you need with no risk of side effects or rejection, and can always expect to see natural-looking, long-lasting results.

Like fillers, fat injections can be performed under local anaesthesia and generally take fewer than 30 minutes to complete.  Patients usually prefer a light sedation for this process which then takes 45 minutes.

What is the recovery time for a fat injection?

Patients generally see swelling and bruising for about three to four days. Final results will be seen after four to six weeks, once the fat has had time to settle.

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GUIDELINES FOR THE SURGERY


What if you need more?

The following guidelines apply for all types of surgery.
•You should stop using all kinds of blood thinners.
•You should stop smoking within two weeks following the operation. You should not do any activities that will increase blood pressure.
•You can take a shower the day after the operation.
•You can use ice for the first three days to calm any oedema (swelling and fluid gathering in the injected areas of the face).
•You can use daily creams (including Oedema reducing creams) and wear make-up from the day following the operation.
•You should avoid sports for the first two weeks following your operation.

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As with all surgical procedures, patients must abstain from taking blood thinners and limit both alcohol consumption and smoking as much as possible. Ideally, a patient should abstain entirely from smoking and drinking alcohol in the last couple of days preceding surgery.

This procedure usually takes fewer than 30 minutes and is performed under local anaesthesia or sedation. Most patients describe the procedure as painless and are able to go home after a few hours.

You can shower and wash your face the day after a fat injection, as well as apply daily creams, oedema-reducing creams, and make-up. Careful application of ice during the first three days after surgery will help treat any swelling or oedema. Swelling or bruising is usually minor and subsides within three to four days. As with all surgical procedures, you should stop smoking for the duration of the two weeks following the operation, and you should not participate in any sports or activities that will increase blood pressure.

Millifat corresponds to normal fat transfer, with parcel sizes measuring about 2.4 mm. It is best for injections deeper down, near the bone, where it can provide strong support and replace lost bone volume. Millifat is often used for larger areas like the breasts or legs.

Microfat is slightly more refined, with parcel sizes measuring about 1.2 mm. It is used at a medium depth, and is well suited for areas like the forehead, chin, neck, or hands.

Nanofat is even more refined, with parcel sizes measuring about 0.4–0.6 mm. With a consistency similar to a thick serum or face cream, it is used in areas close to the surface in order to ensure smooth, even results with no bumps. As nanofat contains fibres with regenerative cells, it absorbs easily into any new location and encourages rapid tissue revascularisation.

SVF stem cell enriched fat is ultra-refined fat that has been run through a centrifuge in order to isolate the stem cells. This fat tissue has 500–1000 times more regenerative cells than normal fat tissue, and is ideally suited for people over 40 or for younger people with poor skin quality, who are most likely to benefit from an infusion of cells with a high capacity for growth and restoration. The effects of SVF stem cell enriched fat can be best observed after about four to six months, once its regenerative ability has had time to take effect.

No, this procedure will not result in any scarring.

On average, 40 to 50 percent of the injected fat will remain permanently. Dramatic weight loss or excessive exercise may cause fat to be dissolved faster than normal, and patients may wish to have another fat injection after a few years in order to maintain their ideal look. Fat injections may be repeated as many times as the patient would like with no ill effects.

+44 20 3005 5421

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+44 20 3005 5421

120 Sloane Street, Chelsea

London SW1X 9BW