How to Preserve the Results of Fat Transfer? 

How to Preserve the Results of Fat Transfer? 

A common cosmetic operation called fat transfer, commonly referred to as fat grafting, involves moving fat from one area of the body to another to add volume and contour. It’s crucial to take action to maintain the effects of fat transfer, whether you had it done on your face, breasts, buttocks, or another place. In this post, we’ll talk about practical methods for guaranteeing the durability of your fat transfer results.

  • Follow Post-Operative Care Instructions

Your plastic surgeon will provide you detailed post-operative care recommendations following your fat transfer operation. It is essential to carefully adhere to these guidelines in order to maximize your outcomes and encourage healing. These instructions may include advice on what to do and not do, how to properly treat wounds, how to wear compression garments, and what medications to take. You can reduce the chance of issues and ensure the durability of your fat transfer results by following these suggestions.

  • Maintain a Stable Weight

For fat transfer results to last, a constant weight must be maintained. Changes in weight that are significant can have an impact on the quantity and distribution of transplanted fat cells. Your body’s fat cells, including the transferred fat cells, might enlarge or contract depending on whether you gain or lose weight. Aim for a steady weight through a balanced diet and consistent exercise to maintain the correct contour and volume.

  • Protect Your Skin from Sun Exposure

The outcomes of your fat transfer procedure may suffer if you spend too much time in the sun. UV light can harm the skin and have an impact on the ability of transplanted fat cells to survive. It is essential to protect your skin from the sun in order to maintain your results. Wear protective clothing, look for shade during the hottest parts of the day, and use broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF. These safety measures will support the longevity and health of your fat transfer outcomes.

  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle might have a big impact on how well your fat transfer treatment works over time. Consuming a well-balanced diet full of minerals and antioxidants helps improve general health, including skin health. Additionally, maintaining optimal cellular function and ensuring the duration of your fat transfer results need getting enough sleep, minimizing stress, and staying hydrated.

  • Avoid Smoking and Limit Alcohol Consumption

Smoking and binge drinking both impede blood flow and hinder the healing process. These behaviors may decrease the ability of implanted fat cells to survive and raise the possibility of problems. It is strongly advised that smokers give up both before and after the treatment. Similarly, minimizing alcohol consumption will help you heal faster and feel better overall, which will help keep the benefits of your fat transfer procedure intact.

  • Consider Touch-Up Treatments

Some of the transferred fat cells might be reabsorbed by the body over time naturally. In discussion with your plastic surgeon, you could think about touch-up procedures to retain your desired results. Additional fat transfer sessions or other cosmetic procedures may be used in these treatments to address any changes in volume or contour. Your plastic surgeon will assess your particular circumstances and make recommendations for the best course of action to help you maintain your desired result.

  • Conclusion

Fat transfer outcomes must be preserved with diligent post-operative care and lifestyle decisions. You can lengthen the effectiveness of your fat transfer results by adhering to your plastic surgeon’s instructions, maintaining a stable weight, protecting your skin from the sun, living a healthy lifestyle, abstaining from smoking and excessive alcohol use, and thinking about touch-up procedures when necessary. Keep in mind to speak with your plastic surgeon for recommendations and individualized counsel catered to your unique needs and objectives. You can benefit from fat transfer for many years to come if you take good care of it.

Op. Dr. Candan Mezili

Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesini 2005 yılında bitirdim. Aynı yıl uzmanlık eğitimi için Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Hastanesi’ne Plastik, Estetik ve Rekonstrüktif Cerrahi kliniğine girdim. 2011 yılında uzmanlığımı aldıktan sonra, gerek Kars Devlet Hastanesi’nde mecburi hizmetim sırasında gerekse Kocaeli Darıca Farabi Devlet Hastanesinde kendimi geliştirmeme olanak sağlayan pek çok ameliyat yaptım. Devamında ise kişisel özelliklerim doğrultusunda Özel Hastanelerde çalışma kararı aldım ve bu doğrultuda pek çok özel hastanede (Özel Eryaman, Özel Keçiören ve Özel Kudret İnternational Hastanesi) çalıştım. 2015 yılının sonlarından 2018 Mayıs ayına kadar Özel Bodrum Acıbadem Hastanesinde çalıştım. Bu süreçte ilk 1.5 yıl boyunca Prof. Dr. Mehmet Mutaf ile birlikte özellikle yanık ve yaralı yüzlerin rekonstrüksiyonu, mikrotia ve çocuk konjenital anomalileri alanlarında çalıştım. Ardından kısa süre İzmir Özel Ekol Hastanesinde Plastik, Rekonstrüktif ve Estetik Cerrahi uzmanı olarak çalıştım. Şu anda İzmir’de, kendi özel kliniğimde hizmet vermekteyim.

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