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Fat Injection (Lipofiling)

In recent years, the popularity of fat injection has increased and there is a lot of research and data in this area. Many cosmetic surgeries can be combined with fat injection.

What is fat injection and how is it conducted? Where is fat taken off and where is it injected to?
It is an operation through which fat is taken off certain parts of the body and injected to the parts where it is considered necessary and to the parts on which it is wanted to create a beautiful appearance. Hips, breasts, lips and face are particularly the most common parts onto which fat injection is applied. Fat is generally taken off the abdomen, and rarely off the buttocks, inner parts of the knees and thighs. Fat is generally suctioned with cannulas, speacially designed for this operation. It can be conducted under local or general anasthesia. If the area to which fat is going to be injected is too big, general anasthesia can be preferred.

What is the purpose of fat injection? How many times should it be repeated?
Fat injection makes the area it is injected to bigger. The fat cells which are nourished on the area they are injected to become permanent. Thus, it is possible to make the parts of the body bigger with the help of fat injection. After the first session, depending on the survival of fat cells, it is decided whether additional sessions are going to be needed, or not.

What should be done in order to prevent fat loss after the fat injection? Are there a lot of bruises and swelling?
Following the surgery, mild bruises and swelling may ocur. It is suggested that there be no trauma and pressure on the parts onto which fat injection is applied. For instance, after the fat injection to the buttocks, it is suggested that the patient sit with a pillow, not wear tights and lie on their side. Smoking may shorten the survival of the fat cells, so the patients are told to quit smoking before and after the surgery.

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