David L Martin FRCS Plastic andCosmetic Surgeon
Fat Grafting is a technique in which fat is harvested from one part of the body, usually the abdomen, and then prepared for a transfer as the GRAFT to another part of the body. This is NOT a filler technique, as the fat is a graft it becomes living tissue where it has been transferred. This living tissue survives and provides benefit for many years after it is put in
Where it can be used:
- Other Situations, scars, etc.
If you look at your face in the mirror and can see areas of hollowness, a sunken appearance below the lower lids, grooves that shouldn't be there, flattening out of parts that should be prominent and nicely rounded like the cheekbone area, then Microfat Restructuring is likely to be helpful in restoring a pleasing appearance to your face.
Any patient who has lost subcutaneous tissue, which is one of the consequences of the ageing process, may benefit from fat grafting. The majority of the patients who come to see me about face lifts end up having microfat restructuring. This results in a much better overall improvement than a facelift alone.
By carefully putting fat in the right places, such as the sunken areas beneath the eyes, it is possible to restore the natural blending contours of the face. The face is subtly plumped up to appear more attractive.
|If you look carefully at photographs of older people who "look good", you are likely to find that the facial contours all blend nicely.|
I have also used fat transfer to correct indentations and unnatural shapes in the breast following surgery such as Mastectomy, lumpectomy and other reconstructive procedures.
In the breast treated with Radiotherapy, fat transfer not only improves the shape, but it also results in a softer breast, softer scar tissue and an improvement in the skin quality and pigmentation. This is being attributed to the transfer of stem cells.
Patients have been to see me with problems following breast implants. I have been able to improve the appearance of breasts with wrinkling and also softened the cleavage in cases where the implants produced a harsh half coconut appearance.
A rounder, shapelier buttock can be achieved with fat restructuring.
Prominent tendons and veins in the older hand can the softened with microfat transfers.
Microfat transfer can also be used to correct any unnatural indentations.
I have successfully been able to lift out the indentations that can form in relation to tethered scars. In particular abdominal scars such as appendix and Caesar scars, that are pulled in by deeply adherent scar tissue.
Patients have come to see me who have had liposuction and been left with unsightly indentations. Although this is more difficult and was not entirely successful, it was possible to improve the situation.
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Photographs: I've not included photographs on this website. It is too much to ask any of my patients, even if they were willing to allow me to do so, to put their photographs onto the World Wide Web! I also feel that photographs taken from digital image banks are often not relevant and apart from making the website looked more glitzy, make no contribution. If you come for a consultation I can sometimes show you photographs of patients who I've operated on as they have kindly given me permission to do so in order to help new patients understand what is involved and what can be achieved..