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Fat injection, also known as fat grafting or fat transplantation, transfers fat from areas which have excess fat (“donor site”) to another part of the body (“recipient site”). This is performed mainly to fill volume-deficient areas, and also to smooth out wrinkles and creases.
Fat injection can be used to:
The fat is collected by
liposuction from areas with relative fatty excess (“donor sites”), such as the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. This has the added benefit of slimming down the donor areas.
Although only about 50% to 60% of the transferred fat will survive the process, the fat that survives will remain permanently without any risk of rejection by the body. The results are also safe and natural. Fat is therefore considered the ideal permanent filler material. However, in cases of large volume augmentation such as for the breasts and buttocks, you may require multiple sessions to achieve your desired breast or buttock size.