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Fat transfer (lipotransfer)

Fat is a natural part of our bodies, only sometimes it goes places we don’t want it. Lipotransfer helps solve that problem, moving the fat to places we do want it, such as lips or breasts.
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BRIEF INFORMATION

Natural filler of the highest quality
Painless procedure with permanent results
Lipotransfer makes use of the incredible potential of stem cells
Lipotransfer uses the client’s own fat for augmenting the lips, filling in wrinkles, rejuvenating the skin, augmenting the breasts, etc.

WHAT IS LIPOTRANSFER?

To make a lipotransfer, the plastic surgeon will first choose the gentlest liposuction method, modern tumescent liposuction, to suction out excess fat from problem areas and process it in an automated laboratory. The fat tissue must undergo a series of processes to prepare it for transfer. Stem cells are separated from one part of the fat, while unwanted substances are filtered out of the other. Then the plastic surgeon can use the fat as a natural filler of the highest quality. Since lipotransfer also involves tumescent liposuction, it does double duty. On the one hand natural filler for wrinkles, lips or other parts of the body, and on the other improved contours in the problem areas from which we remove the fat. We usually suction excess fat tissue from the buttocks, thighs, belly or hips.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Lipotransfer means the fillers are not artificial materials such as silicone. A client’s own fat is the most natural material possible, which is of critical importance. The procedure is painless and the results permanent. You will also enjoy improved contours in problem areas where the fat was removed. Lipotransfer makes use of the incredible potential of stem cells taken from the fat tissue. Stem cells can ensure that the new tissue integrates into the new location. This natural filler can painlessly enhance your lips or breasts, smooth out wrinkles, rejuvenate your skin, or even correct scars or other imperfections. If you are not comfortable with hyaluronic acid, silicone implants and other foreign materials entering your body, lipotransfer using your own fat and stem cells offers an excellent alternative.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LIPOTRANSFER?

The ideal candidate for lipotransfer is healthy, between 18 and 55 years of age, and not taking treatment for any serious illness. We can also achieve very good results in people between 16 and 75. This procedure is not suitable for clients with acute and chronic illnesses of the skin, purulent wounds, fresh injuries and bruises, scars, sunburn or shortly after an operation.

LIPOTRANSFER IN PRAGUE

At ABClinic Art & Beauty you will enjoy the care of our experienced, multilingual doctors. Like with every aesthetic operation, you need a personal consultation beforehand. If you are traveling from outside the country, you can have this consultation online. Your plastic surgeon will recommend you for lipotransfer or help you choose another technique. 

With lipotransfer you have the option of choosing the type of anesthesia upon consultation with the doctor (local, general, or local plus analgosedation, which is a pharmaceutically induced state of calm), so you will need to have a pre-operation examination at our clinic or with your GP. This examination should be done one week before the operation and includes blood work, including coagulation values, and evaluations of the heart, liver function, mineral content, etc.

AFTER THE OPERATION

Immediately after the operation you will be put in an observation room for a short time so our experienced nursing staff can keep a close eye on you. If your procedure took place under local anesthesia, after 30 minutes to an hour the doctor will check on you and you can be released to recover at home. If you had analgosedation or general anesthesia, after you wake up fully you will be moved to your own room, where you will receive medication for pain relief, antibiotics and anti-thrombosis medication as needed. After four hours (or 24, depending on your condition) you can be released to home care with the approval of your operating surgeon.

Instructions for caring for your operating site will depend on the operating surgeon’s chosen technique and preferences. In general we recommend keeping the compression garment on for three to seven days, which you will exchange for a second set at the first or second outpatient check.  The stitches or tape are usually removed after one week. We consider the best post-surgical compression garments to be those by the France-based MEDICAL-Z, available for purchase at our clinic or e-shop.

You will have three to four checkups with your operating surgeon during the first month to six weeks after the operation. During that time you will need to wear the compression garment, as mentioned above, and you can wash as usual provided that you carefully dry and disinfect the area. After one or two days, depending on the scope of the procedure, you can resume light office work.

We recommend beginning post-surgical lymphatic drainage and regular massage about 10 - 14 days after surgery. In addition to daily home care, we also recommend twice weekly therapy using our LPG device for as long as you wear the compression garment. The length of time to wear the compression garment depends on the scope and type of procedure as well as the quality of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. This usually means 10-14 days for liposuction of the chin and 6-8 weeks for more extensive liposuction or if lipedema is present.

Over the next six to 12 months you will have checkups with your operating surgeon, who will keep you informed as to the healing process in your skin and subcutaneous tissue at the operation site. Regular care will help ensure good results from your procedure.

PRICE

The final price of your operation will be set after a personal consultation with a doctor at our clinic. The price will reflect your individual needs based on your anatomy, the recommended optimal technique chosen by your operating surgeon, and the difficulty of the operation. The price given in our price list is for the purposes of orientation only.

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

Every medical procedure involves a certain amount of risk and potential complications. While your surgeon and our clinic’s surgical team will do everything in their power to ensure no complications arise, certain adverse effects cannot be ruled out entirely.

Swelling and bruising is temporary and quite normal in the first few days after the procedure, as is minor bleeding. Persistent bleeding can be considered a complication, along with some risk of infection, which however can be avoided with preventive antibiotics. Impaired healing or changes in sensitivity are rare but not irreversible complications of the healing process. Any minor unevenness in the subcutaneous tissue you may observe after liposuction usually disappears during the healing process. If it does not, we have non-invasive methods to even it out.

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