Your surgeon will always discuss with you and recommend the treatment that is appropriate for you. During the consultation, the surgeon will also explain the treatment, the results and benefits, the duration of the result and the frequency of repeating the treatment.
Fat Transfer/Harvest and re-injection to the face/hands
Fat transfer and re-injection is today’s number one treatment for loss of volume and creases on our faces. As we age the appearance of creases on our face is inevitable. Even though these creases are part of the normal ageing process and there is nothing we can do to stop it, we can fill out the creases with fat, making them decrease or appear less prominent.
As we get older, we start to lose fat from our face. This loss of fat and associated loose skin starts to show in the cheek area, giving us a sad, gloomy look. By placing the fat in the upper third of our face we produce an uplift effect, reshaping the face to the more youthful years.
As well as losing volume from the face, the backs of the hands can also lose volume. Therefore fat is the ideal filler to rejuvenate the back of the hands, as well as the nasal labial fold (nose to mouth lines) or any body depression.
Since it is your own fat there is no risk of rejection and no possibility of an allergic reaction. This procedure is mainly used to produce a more youthful look and for re-contouring of the face, hands and other body areas.
Where the treatment will be performed
Fat harvest and re-injection to the face and/or hands is performed in our Harley Street Clinic.
Type of Anaesthesia
The fat harvest and re-injection to the face and/or hands is carried out under local and sedation, there will be no pain and you will be in a sleep-state throughout the procedure.
Fat harvest and re-injection to the face and/or hands usually takes between one to one and a half hours.