Body Contouring with Fat Grafting | Ocean Clinic
Body Contouring

Body Contouring with Fat Grafting

Modern Lipotransfer techniques have changed Body contouring completely. In some cases they 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 more complete results by combining implant based approaches with fat grafting (Composite Breast Augmentation or Composite Gluteal Augmentation).

Lipotransfer procedures have generally a very low complication rate and a 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 amount of body fat / BMI and skin quality including the recommendation of possible complementary or alternative procedures like a 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

What to know before Body Contouring

What to Know Before Body Contouring with Fat Grafting. Ocean Clinic

Your age, skin quality and your 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.

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.

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

This kind of procedure 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 arms and legs like in normal sleep, which lowers the risk for thrombosis. The procedure is generally pain free and takes between 1-2 hours.

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 with fat grafting for 3-4 weeks.

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)

The Ocean Clinic Concept is to avoid any unnecessary pain and discomfort. Most of our body fat transfer procedures are performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. This concept allows for a complete 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 24h- 48 h treated with oral pain medication.
Patients generally can go home on the same day and come for a check-up after 2-3 days. During the first 4 weeks postoperative our patients will be referred to our unique physiotherapeutic aftercare for quicker recovery and less swelling. Do not lift any objects beyond 5kg and avoid sports involving weights during 14 days.

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

Due to such biological factors, more then 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 requiring revision, and a prolonged recovery due to swelling and / or hematoma.

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

Most patients have a very satisfying result after 1 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 tissues changes continue after any procedure, therefore many of our patients choose to have touch-up procedures or alternative treatments after a couple of years.

Body Contouring with implants like breast implants or gluteal implants is possible alternative technique if the laxity of skin and muscle is very pronounced. It may be an option if you wish for more dramatic rejuvenation results.

Our surgeons performed more than 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.

The next step

Body Contouring with Fat Grafting after surgery and beyond. Ocean Clinic