Fat transfer

Fat transfer

Fat transfer is not a new term in aesthetic surgery because it has been applied for more than 100 years, in order to fulfill defects on the face, like hanging cheeks, sunken eyes, hanging chin etc…

However, with progress of medicine today we have new techniques of fat transfer (knows also as fat transfer) in order to improve appearance and increase many parts of the body, including buttocks, breast lifting, arms, muscles, penis..

Fat transfer as aesthetic body surgery

Fat transfer is natural solution for regeneration and correction of suptle volume and shape of the body, as well as rejuvenation of certain parts of the body. In this procedure fat is taken from patient’s body (from belly or thigh) via VASER liposuction or Micro liposuction and after laboratory treatment it is transferred on the parts of the body where additional volume is needed. So, if you look for natural and subtle improvement of the body volume, procedure for fat transfer is applied in Atlas Estetic  – and could be an excellent solution for you.

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This means that with fat transfer you can correct contours of your breast and buttocks naturally.
Beside that in Atlas Estetic it is performed anti age fat transfer: for rejuvenation and revitalization of the face, arms and other parts of the body that usually suffer from loss of body fat with natural process of aging.

Fat transfer is performed through so called  “fat injections”, as natural and minimally invasive treatment for all those that would like breast augmentation or buttocks, as well as regaining lost volume on certain parts of the body that are related with aging and subtle smoothing and filling of wrinkles.  So, fat is taken from different parts of the body where quantity of fat is significant, like thighs, belly and/or buttocks. Then it is centrifuged and purified where healthy fat cells are separated from damaged ones, and after that is injected in another region of the body that does not have sufficient volume.

What are the benefits of fat transfer procedure?

  • More healthy, natural and more economic than synthetic fillers
  • Always available
  • Not only it increases volume, but also makes quality of skin better because of the stem cells that fat contains
  • The results after fat transfer are natural
  • Treated regions looks 5-10 years younger
  • It is minimally invasive surgical treatment-you can return home the same day od the procedure
  • Only local anesthesia is used.


As fat transfer includes fat cells, that means that this shape of body aesthetic surgery is completely biocompatible and it can be said that there is no risk from allergic reactions and or rejection of the fat. Also, fat transfer gives more natural look comparing it with artificial implants.

Is fat transfer an option for you?

Regular exercises and maintaining of normal weight are the best ways for improvement of your look, but aging process and genetic can diminish or even delete positive effects of healthy life style. So, for example, genetic can cause uneven body distribution. Beginning with mid-thirties, many persons begin to lose volume in certain regions of the body, especially on face and hands.  In this situations, fat transfer can be very useful.

On the hand, persons that plan to have fat transfer should be in good general condition, physically and emotionally, and should have realistic expectations about result that could be, or couldn’t be obtained in their case.

If you’re smoker, you should quit smoking several week before the treatment and after that, because it can negatively impact your aesthetic result.  Also, you have to have appropriate fat layers for the transfer.

If you want to be completely sure that fat transfer is for you, you can schedule a meeting with our aesthetic surgeon. He will explain you exactly what you need to know and  clearly present you all advantages and disadvantages of this treatment.

Phone number  is: +381 11 785 88 88 – yours Atlas Estetic.


Fat transfer

Body cosmetic surgery with fat transfer

Fat transfer

Body Cosmetic Surgery | Fat Transfer

Surgical fatty tissue transfer is a cosmetic surgery that is performed in order to move the fat tissue from one part of the body to another.

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Fat transfer involves the use of one’s own fatty tissue instead of synthetic fillers. This procedure, also known as “lipomodeling”, can be used to correct skin defects: such as deep furrows and facial wrinkles, as well as other problematic regions on the body.

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  • Facial contouring
  • Filling wrinkles
  • Filling of relaxed cheeks and cheek bones
  • Filling of nasolabial wrinkles
  • Enlargement of the lips
  • Enlargement of the buttocks
  • Breast enlargement
  • Rejuvenation of the back of the hand
  • Correcting facial or body deformities (to correct contingency defects caused by injury or dystrophy)

Fat transfer returns fullness to the face, fills and eliminates wrinkles, gives the lips a natural, discrete volume, as well as refreshing the skin.

The goal is to remove unwanted fats from one area (such as the stomach or thighs) and use these fats to contour or increase the size of another area (such as, for example, the breasts, buttocks or individual parts of the face). Therefore, this surgical procedure is not intended only for those who want to remove fat in their so-called “problematic” zones, but for those who want to transform their body with their own fat tissue.

What are the benefits of surgical fat transfer?

  • The organism is not “threatened” by the implantation, and wont attack a foreign body.
  • Absolute compatibility of “donor” fat with tissues in the transplantation zone, which automatically eliminates the risk of rejection or development of allergic reactions, which can actually occur with the implant
  • Minimal stress and discomfort for the body;
  • Fat transfer allows patients to simultaneously free fat deposits in problem areas;
  • Different amounts of fat can be placed in each breast, which is important when it comes to breast asymmetry;
  • The result after the fat transfer process is detected immediately – visually and by touch;
  • A short period of rehabilitation;
  • Lack of scarring after surgery;
  • Transformation of two or more areas on the body.

Compatibility with other surgical procedures

Fat transfer can also be combined with liposuction, lifting and many other aesthetic corrective procedures.

How is fat transfer done?

This procedure is minimal invasive and provides the patient with a sense of complete safety. The transfer of fatty tissue can be done under general anesthesia for larger regions (breasts, buttocks) or local anesthesia when the smaller regions are concerned (lips, face, back of hands).

This procedure includes three main phases:

1) Removing the fat. This is done through small cuts (incisions) on the skin that made in the regions where the fat is supposed to be extracted. The donor site is placed under anesthesia and so is the area in which the fat is to be injected (a reciprocal site). A thin tube (cannula), which is attached to the syringe, and is inserted into the donor site, at a place where the fat layer is thick, such as the lower part of the stomach, thigh, tickles or buttocks – and a small amount of fat is sucked out (similar to liposuction). The cuts are then stitched up.

2) Preparation (purification) of the fatty tissue. Special laboratory equipment for fast purification of fatty tissue is used, whereby the fat is removed from blood and other liquids.

3) Injecting fat. Special microchannels are used to inject small amounts of fat into the area that we want to treat. These “injections” are injected through small “holes” in the skin, so that usually no stitches are required. The process is repeated until the desired amount of fatty tissue is transferred and the area is corrected. At the donor site, a sealant, pressure is applied, and sometimes at a reciprocal location –in order to prevent the formation of blood clots and bruising. It usually it takes three transfers (transfer) of fresh fat for a complete correction.

The procedure usually takes a couple of hours. In agreement with your surgeon and depending on the intervention, it will be decided whether you will return home shortly after the procedure is completed or if you will remain in hospital post treatment.

During the procedure, you should not feel a lot of pain, but you may have some pain for a few days or several weeks after that. You will get the appropriate prescribed painkillers if you need them.

Side effects such as mild swelling, bruises and stiffness of the region where the transfer was completed are completely normal and disappear within 5 to 7 days after intervention.

Recovery Post fat transfer

The treated areas will probably be blue and swollen for 1-2 weeks.

It may take up to six months for the results of the surgical fat transfer to be fully observed, since some of the injected fats can be used up by your body during the first weeks or months after the procedure.

You will be able to return to your regular activities 2-4 weeks after the treatment

Possible Side Effects

– Bruising and Swelling

– Temporary numbness

– Small scars that can decrease over time

– Loss of a certain amount of fat from the injected area during the first few months

Surgical fat transfer is generally a safe procedure, but may occasionally result in the following:

– accumulation of blood under the skin (hematoma)

– death of fatty tissue (fat necrosis)

– blockage in the blood vessel caused by fat (embolism)

– leaking air into the space between the lungs and the chest wall (pneumothorax)

– large, obvious scars – sometimes known as hypertrophic scars

Like any other operation and transfer of fat, it also carries a certain level of risk from:

– excessive bleeding

– developing a blood clot

– Infections

– an allergic reaction to an anesthetic or other substance that is an integral part of the procedure

Since patients usually leave the hospital for 2-3 hours after the procedure for transferring fatty tissue, this surgical procedure is classified as a relatively safe intervention.

For more information, please contact the Call Center at Atlas General Hospital: +381 11 785 88 88.