Fat transfer/ fat grafting

Fat grafting or more precisely microstructural fat grating is a procedure where fat is aspirated or sucked out from one part of the body, usually the abdomen or hips and transferred to another area in need of volume enhancement, usually in the face, breast or buttocks. While fat grafting has been around for several decades, there has been a renaissance of sort in the application of fat grafting in the past few years. This can be attributed to the advancements in the science as well as the art of fat grafting in recent years, making the grafting more reliable and the results better.

Fat grafting is a highly operator or technique dependent procedure. At the W Clinic, we adhere strictly to the Coleman technique when performing fat grafting, currently the gold standard in fat grafting. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The area where the fat is to be extracted is first numbed by infiltrating an anasthetic mixture. A small 1 mm stab incision is made and the fat GENTLY aspirated with a specifically designed instrument. The fat is then processed, separating the fluid, destroyed fat cells from the viable healthy fat cells.

Using the microstructural grafting technique, small aliquots of fat cells are then injected and intersperse into existing tissues to enhance volume. This is a crucial step as the fat cells rely on surrounding