|FAT FILL – A QUICK RECKONER|
|Procedure Time||one hour|
|Anesthesia||Local infiltration in the donor area|
|Hospital Stay||Inpatient or Outpatient procedure|
|Back to Work||In 1 week – 10 days|
|Durations of Results||Permanent, after absorption of replaced fat by the body.|
|Risks/Complications||Asymmetry, irregularities, overcorrection, and infection (Refer FAQs for more info)|
A fat fill is a popular procedure to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, stubborn facial lines, thin lips, ageing forehead and scars. It involves transferring fat from certain areas of the body that has excess fat and injecting them into areas that lack volume, for improved aesthetic appeal. Fat fill can also be used on limited basis for breast augmentation.
Alternative treatment options include minimally invasive procedures like Botox, Restylane, Laviv and vampire injections, depending on one’s condition and option.
Care Before Surgery
- Select a certified and experienced surgeon
- Quit smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery
- Refrain from eating or drinking for at least 8 hours before surgery /as advised by your doctor
- Follow doctor’s instructions about medication to be taken or stopped before surgery
- Be prepared to face the risks/complications if any, post-surgery
- Thorough understanding of the follow-up care including dietary restrictions
Care After Surgery
- Follow your doctor’s post-op care instructions strictly to avoid complications
- Stop Smoking and alcohol for a few days
- A second session may be scheduled to top up any shortfall in volume
- Use a cold pack and a compress in the first few hours to minimize the swelling
- Don’t be exposed to direct sunlight (use UVA UVB sun protection creams)
- Do not compare results with others
- Do not skip post-op review appointments
Frequently asked Questions
Here are a few points that may answer your questions about Rhinoplasty, to help you make an informed decision before opting for it.
You can be any age to undergo fat fill procedure. If you have excess / enough fat in a suitable location on your body, that can be harvested if you desire to:
- Improve body contours
- Improve volume in specific regions
- Reduce scars
- Improve creased or sunken areas
Plastic surgeons and dermatologists usually have extensive experience with fat filling injections and anti-ageing procedures.
A certified and trained doctor with experience with the right qualifications should be the right doctor to go to. Viewing before-and-after photos of patients who received fat injections and alternative procedures also indicate the doctor’s expertise to perform the procedure.
This may require multiple sessions for repeated treatments in order to achieve their desired results. Results can last as little from a few weeks to as long as a year.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia. An antiseptic is applied to the donor and recipient areas of your body, from where fat is removed and transferred through the fat injection. The fat is removed from the buttocks, stomach, or thighs with a syringe or cannula (a thin hollow tube) that is connected to a vacuum device.
Depending on the extent of treatment, the procedure can take from 30 to 90 minutes.
Patients may experience minimal discomfort from the needle injection.
Results are evident within a week’s time but it never results in 100 percent improvement of wrinkles, scars, hollow cheeks, or thinned lips. Results can last from a few weeks to a year.
Post procedure, the patients may experience swelling and some bruising lasting for several weeks or months. For the first 48 hrs. patients may notice reddish colored skin in the treated areas. However, normal activities can be resumed immediately, but must avoid sun.
Complications from fat injections are typically minimal, which include uneven texture of the skin, infection, abscess, and scarring. In some cases, the area may be overfilled or underfilled.
The cost depends on the extent of procedure on the body, the appropriate dosage for each area and the thickness of the filler required. Therefore, it is difficult to provide a meaningful cost estimate until examined by your doctor.
The surgery cost includes:
- Implants if required
- Hospital / surgical facility cost
- Prescription medication cost
- Anesthetist and Surgeon’s fee
- Nursing and Support Staff fee
- Post-surgery garments
The cost can vary between Rs. 30,000 – Rs.60,000.
Why Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery?
At HCS, we adopt surgical option that’s best for the individual – safe, predictable and stable. We are a team of plastic and cosmetic surgeons who are board certified members with experience in fat fill procedures.
Our team is led by Dr. Ravindranath Bhyri, M.S, M.Ch, dedicated and board certified Plastic Surgeon with 13 years of surgical experience. He has an expertise in complex reconstructive & life-saving procedures. Dr. Bhyri is Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon for several hospitals in Hyderabad/Secunderabad cities.
As an ISAPS certified doctor, Dr. Bhyri possess the highest level of training and credentials in aesthetic surgery.
We discuss in detail, the pros and cons of the procedure and answer all questions raised by the patient to help them make informed decisions. HCS provides before-after photos for patients to compare and evaluate results.
We are an empathetic team that ensures best patient care, provide post-operative care instructions and cost-effective treatment. You can rest assured that you are in the safe hands of a highly-trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bhyri at Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery.