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Fat grafting

Fat grafting (Lipotransfer) Marbella Madrid

Modern fat grafting has changed body contouring completely. In some cases it can replace the need for silicone implants in contouring techniques like breast augmentation, gluteal augmentation, calf augmentation or hip augmentation. In other cases this new approach contributes towards more natural and complete results by combining implant-based approaches with fat grafting (composite breast augmentation or composite gluteal augmentation).

Lipotransfer procedures generally have a very low complication rate and very high satisfaction rate with our patients. They can be performed either as an isolated procedure or in combination with other procedures like breast augmentation with implants or gluteal augmentation with implants (composite Brazilian Butt Lift/BBL).

Pre-operative considerations include a thorough evaluation of your anatomy, your body fat / BMI and skin quality including the recommendation of possible complementary or alternative procedures, such as body contouring with implants. Our advice regarding the combination of techniques, your understanding of the 3 dimensional body contouring approach and our enthusiasm for the best possible results are paramount in obtaining long-lasting and natural results.

Technical term: Lipotransfer

  • Duration of surgery
    1-3 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Sedation and local or local only
  • Discharge from clinic
    Same day
  • Fit for society
    10 days
  • Back to work
    7 days
  • Aftercare and recovery
    No Bandages, avoid pressure on grafted areas for 3 weeks

Fat grafting

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Fat grafting - What You Need to Know Beforehand

Fat grafting (Lipotransfer) Marbella Madrid, what you need to know. Ocean Clinic
Which type of fat grafing is right for me?
Can my skin be addressed in combination with fat grafing?
Are there any scars from fat grafing?
How is fat grafing performed?
How long is the recovery of fat grafing?

Patient testimony

It was like magic to see my love handles and stomach fat gone and, at the same time, have my breasts a cup bigger. You were right not to throw the fat away. I regret I didn’t put it to my cheeks as you advised me.

M. R. (52)

Before and After Photos

Fat transfer

41-year-old female patient with hypoplasia of the breasts. Liposuction of the abdomen and hips, and fat transfer to the breasts were performed.

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fat transfer to the breasts photo before and after

Nano fat grafting video

Adipose Tissue Processing

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3D Animation

Fat Transfer

The fat transfer procedure, highlighted in this animation, includes how fat is removed from certain areas of the body using liposuction, the process of transferring fat into a targeted location, and what to expect after surgery. ⇒ Find more 3d animations

Fat grafting (Lipotransfer) Marbella Madrid
What You Need to Know Beforehand

Which type of fat grafing is right for me?

Your age, skin quality and anatomic proportions are key in choosing the fat grafting technique best suited to you. Based on this evaluation we will explain if any additional technique would be advisable for the best aesthetic outcome.

Can my skin be addressed in combination with fat grafing?

If your skin shows signs of cellulite, generalized loss of collagen, striae etc., additional treatments maybe recommended by us and performed at the same time as your fat grafting surgery, to minimize downtime.

Are there any scars from fat grafing?

The fat transfer is performed using very thin cannulas (needles) to harvest the fat and re-inject it after cleaning and filtration. As there are no incisions, there are no visible scars.

How is fat grafing performed?

Lipotransfer is mostly performed under deep IV sedation (twilight sleep), combined with local anesthesia. You will sleep throughout the procedure, but you will be able to move your arms and legs as with normal sleep, which lowers the risk for thrombosis. The procedure is generally pain free and takes between 1-2 hours.

How long is the recovery of fat grafing?

Fat grafting recovery is 7-10 days, with some swelling and bruising during the first 7 days. Makeup can be worn after 48 h. There may be some numbness of the skin and lumpiness of the subcutaneous skin layers during the first 6-8 weeks before recovery is complete. You should not put pressure on the areas treated while fat transfer for 3-4 weeks.

Fat grafting (Lipotransfer) Marbella Madrid
After Surgery and Beyond

Fat grafing aftercare

Most of our body fat transfer procedures are performed under local anaesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation. The concept at Ocean Clinic Marbella and Madrid is to avoid any unnecessary pain and discomfort. This allows for a completely pain–free procedure with our patients being sedated only for their comfort. Postoperative pain is rare, most of our patients only have a slight tenderness for 24-48hrs treated with oral pain medication.
Patients can generally go home on the same day, and come in for a check-up after 2-3 days. During the first 4 postoperative weeks, our patients will be referred to our unique physiotherapeutic aftercare for quicker recovery and reduced swelling. Do not lift any objects above 5kg and avoid sports involving weights for at least 14 days.

Fat grafing procedure related risks

Corporal lipotransfer has very few complications if carried out by an experienced surgeon in an accredited facility. It is a biological procedure transplanting living cells, so outcome depends on the individual survival of the transplanted cells.

Due to such biological factors, more than one session of fat grafting may be necessary in some patients, in order to achieve the desired rejuvenation effect (particularly in smokers). Rare complications include infection, asymmetry which may require revision and a prolonged recovery due to swelling and/or hematoma.

Some degree of skin sensibility reduction is expected during the early postoperative period, which will alleviate over the course of time.

How long does fat grafing last?

Most lipotransfer patients have a very satisfying result after a single treatment, which lasts for 3-5 years or more. Changes in the outcome are to be expected within the first 12 months until the body has eliminated all non-vital cells; afterwards the durability of results depends on lifestyle and maintenance of a stable body weight. However, skin ageing and soft tissue changes continue after any procedure, therefore many of our patients choose to have touch-up procedures or alternative treatments after a couple of years.

Fat grafing alternative treatments

Body Contouring with implants like breast implants or gluteal implants is an alternative technique to fat transfer when laxity of skin and muscle is very advanced. It may also be an option if you wish for more dramatic results.

Ocean Clinics experience in fat grafing

Ocean Clinic’s plastic surgeons in Marbella and Madrid have performed 1000+ fat grafting procedures within the last 10 years. Our clinic group is a worldwide leader in advanced fat grafting techniques. Many of these techniques have been published in international peer-reviewed journals and are on the forefront of scientific research.

In Safe Hands!

At Ocean Clinic, we bring together the world’s leading plastic surgeons, specialists in fat transfer, with more than 15 years of combined expertise and experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Dr Kai O Kaye | Ocean Clinic
Dr Kai O Kaye

Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, expert member of the ISAPS association and founder of Ocean Clinic.

Dr Richard M Fakin | Ocean Clinic
Dr Richard M Fakin

Plastic surgeon in Zurich and Madrid, member of the European Board of Plastic Surgery and adjunct professor at the University of Zurich.

Ocean Clinic Group

The top plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic specializing in fat transfer, located in Marbella, Madrid and Zurich. With more than 15 years of experience and performing more than 1000 surgeries a year. Medical professionals, modern facilities, trust, experience and security. Come and meet us!

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