In cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, fat has long been considered as the ideal soft tissue filler. As fat is natural to one’s own body, there is no risk of allergic reaction for the patient at hand.
In most cases, we can inject relatively larger volumes, making this option more cost-effective than synthetic fillers in the long run. It has also been found that these results last much longer than other forms of dermal fillers. Fat cells are also rich in stem cell factors which possess additional anti-aging properties.
Recent scientific studies have shown that fat tissue contains stem cells known as Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSC). These ADSCs possess incredible tissue regenerative properties; as such, scientific institutions worldwide are attempting to understand the exact mechanism behind this phenomenon.
The survival of the fat and the longevity of the results are dependent on the doctor’s skills, how the fat is harvested and purified, and the method and area by which it is injected. Other determining factors include the patient's metabolism and level of physical activity.
When performed successfully, the injected fat establishes a new blood supply from your body and receives the nourishment it requires for survival. When this occurs, results can and often last for years. However, there may be a percentage of fat that does not absorb. As such, touch-up procedures may sometimes be necessary.
Soft tissue volume loss can affect the back of one's hands, resulting in a hollow and aged look. By restoring the ideal volume of the face and hands, we can help to bring back their youthful and aesthetically pleasing contours.
Micro or Nano Fat Grafting is the treatment of choice for those seeking a solution for their deep acne scars and other types of traumatic scars. In these cases, the tissue is usually lost and accompanied by depressed scarring.
At Medisculpt™ in Perth, we employ the micro-fat grafting technique using the world-renowned Microfill™ System. This procedure involves three steps.
First, fat is removed from the donor site on the body with a specially designed suction cannula. (The area of fat usually targeted is the flanks or outer thighs.) This fat is then processed and washed using a centrifuge system. Finally, it is injected into the targeted area using fine cannulas.
This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and requires an approximate period of 90 to 120 minutes.
We routinely perform this procedure under safe doses of local anaesthesia while the patient is conscious.
We also offer this procedure under Twilight Sedation at an accredited day hospital in Subiaco, in case the patient prefers to be asleep during the surgery. (Additional costs are associated with this option.)
Once the treatment area has been numbed, you will be unable to feel any pain. At Medisculpt™ we make every effort to ensure that every procedure we perform entails minimal pain or discomfort.
Most people tolerate this procedure exceptionally well. Patients can go home straight after the surgery and do not require prolonged post-surgical hospital admission or monitoring.
In the majority of cases, the incision scars are barely noticeable and begin to fade quickly within a few weeks.
At Medisculpt™, we have the most extensive range of Fractional CO2 Lasers to help reduce any scarring, whether related to a surgery or trauma.
Patients may experience some numbness in the treated area after the surgery. However, this effect will disappear with time.
Most patients can return to office-based work within 5 to 10 days. We recommend at least two weeks off if your work involves heavy physical activity, travelling or dealing directly with the public. A Medical Certificate can be organised, which will not mention the name of your procedure.
Light activity is suitable after 72 hours, while light exercise is usually acceptable after two weeks provided recovery is going well.
Like any surgical procedure, this procedure comes with possible risks and complications that include, but are not limited to:
These risks and complications may include:
In any case, all surgical procedures carried out under General Anaesthesia or Twilight Sedation should only be performed in an accredited hospital under the supervision of a qualified anaesthetist.
Very high quantities of local anesthesia are known to cause systemic toxicity which can result in cardiovascular compromise.
At Medisculpt, all procedures carried out under local anaesthesia are done using a minimal amount of local anaesthetic agent to ensure patient safety.
To be considered suitable for undergoing any elective cosmetic procedure, you have to:
People unfit to undergo this procedure are:
We recommend that you do all your grocery shopping before surgery and restock your fridge and pantry with healthy food. We also recommend that you organise for someone to give you a lift back home as driving is not recommended for the first few days after the surgery. You should also consider arranging for a family member or friend to stay with you for the first few days after your surgery.
Additionally, ensure that you avoid blood-thinning medication such as Nurofen, Aspirin, Heparin and Warfarin. Please discuss this with your General Practitioner in detail and make sure you are aware of any side effects of your current medication.
Herbal medication and nutritional supplements such as St John’s Wart, garlic, ginger, ginseng, fish oil, and homeopathic or herbal tonics should also be ceased for at least two weeks before your surgery. These substances are known for their potential to thin blood and as such, may cause excessive bleeding during and after the surgery.
It is imperative that you follow the pre-surgical instructions given to you by our staff. Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking are two primary culprits when it comes to increasing potential risks associated with any surgery. Please avoid these harmful agents for at least two weeks (or more) before your surgery.
Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes:
In clinical practice, we have found that a herbal substance called Arnica is helpful in reducing bleeding during or after the surgery. It also aids healing and minimises bruising. This naturally occurring herb is available in the form of oral supplements and is found in most health food stores and pharmacies in Australia.
Above all, a healthy lifestyle, good sleep and a balanced nutritional diet after surgery are essential factors for optimum healing.
A cooling-off period of 2 weeks is required after your initial consultation to give you ample time to thoroughly evaluate the risks and benefits of your chosen elective cosmetic surgery.
At Medisculpt™ we want all our patients to feel completely confident in making their decision.
Pricing for facial fat grafting starts from $4,800. Micro fat grafting (to reduce acne scars and other types of scars) starts from $1,500 per session.
In order to book your obligation free appointment, please call us on (08) 9380 6438 or email us at email@example.com.
"Art, indeed, consists in the conception of the result to be produced before its realisation in the material." - Aristotle
The practice of aesthetic medicine and surgery is as much an art as it is a science. The aesthetic sense of a clinician in evaluating a patient is as important as his or her clinical skills. At Medisculpt®, our philosophy is to artistically enhance your appearance in a way that stresses elegance over glamour.
Every cosmetic procedure carries a risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. All images displayed on this website are the property of Medisculpt™. Formal consent has been obtained from the respective individuals whose images have been used. Before/After photos are of actual Medisculpt® patients and are for reference purpose only. Individual results may vary.