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With over half a million procedures undertaken, you're in safe hands
Ever grasped imploringly at your thighs, wondering why the bulk wasn't just a few inches further around toward the buttock region? Perhaps you've struggled to shift a stubborn pocket of fat from the tummy or despise your cankles and thought 'It's not fair - I've got more than enough fatty tissue, it's just not where I want it!'.
Well, if that is the case, a Fat Transfer could well be the answer you've been looking for.
Fat Transfers, also known as 'Fat Grafts' or 'Lipomodelling', are fast, effective and practically painless methods of redistributing tissue about the body. This might include correcting a lopsided chest, improving the appearance of scarring, adding volume to the buttocks, or even merely enhancing the lips.
The remarkable difference a Harley Street Skin Clinic treatment can provide
Fat Transfers can help correct unwanted volume or bulkiness all over the body. The face, buttocks, tummy, breasts, hips, calves, thighs - in fact, any area that seems to be harbouring 'a little extra' can be a perfect source point for transfers. Doctors are then able to repurpose this naturally-occuring filler, removing it from where you don't want it, and reinjecting it where you do...
Fat Transfers can be compared to the process of grafting - a more advanced, subdermal graft if you will. Transferring fat in this manner causes the body to regenerate new tissue, stimulating the cells as well as replacing any lost volume.
Fat Transfers make use of the body's natural resources to help the body repair itself instead of intervening with any artificial materials that the body might try to reject. In fact forget rejection altogether; the body will accept transferred fat with ease.
If you're toying with the idea of a surgical facelift, breast augmentation, buttock implants or indeed any implant-dependant surgery; a Fat Transfer procedure could do just the trick, offering even better results with significantly less downtime.
Book in to see any non-medical Harley Street Skin Practitioner for a completely free of charge consultation. Simply register your interest and our team will be in touch!
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Every step of your journey with Harley Street Skin is handled with the utmost care and diligence. From your very first consultation, right the way through to follow up and aftercare, Harley Street Skin will guide, advise and support you at every given opportunity. We want to make sure that your time with us is as special to you, as you are to us...
The answer to some of the most common questions you may have
It's only natural to have questions if you are considering pursuing a treatment for the first time, and at Harley Street Skin, it's important to us that you feel confident and comfortable at every stage of your journey. To help you find the answers you need, here are a few of the more common quibbles that we find our clients frequently ask...
During Fat Transfers, the fat is harvested and prepared in a similar way to liposuction. Fat is first harvested using a special suction cannula - this ensures that the fat isn't damaged while also making sure that the incisions made are as small as is possible, and therefore scarring minimal.
These live fat cells are then injected in your chosen area (breasts, buttocks, or face for example) using another very fine cannula, which helps to add the fat in tiny increments to forms layers. This creates the most natural volume and shape possible.
Patients also have the option of having a PRP-assisted Fat Transfer (known at Harley Street Skin as an 'Enhanced Fat Transfer') which will additionally work at promoting collagen production by drawing from your body's own supply of healing platelets. This means that treated areas will not only look plumper but more firm, youthful and vibrant.
Fat Transfer is the perfect way to redistribute fat about the body. Feeling particularly bulky in one area and not bulky enough elsewhere? Harvest that same fat from one area, and put it back somewhere else! Fat Transfers are, in essence, two treatments in one.
Correct uneven breasts, add dimension to the hips or volume to the buttocks, add definition to sagging cheeks, plump the lips, fill in deep jowls, augment the chin ... the possibilities are truly endless.
This is usually a one-off treatment, with minor balancing or adjustments sometimes required after 2 to 4 months. The procedure can, however, be repeated at any time to maintain the effects and there is no limit to how many times this procedure can be done.
It should be noted that, due to the fact that Fat Transfers reinject a naturally-occurring resource, the body is often keen to reabsorb it. This means that on average there is only a 50-60% fat survival rating. This in increased to roughly 80% when combined with PRP.
Fat that survives beyond 6 weeks of treatment will generally become a permanent fixture, just like any other living tissue in the body.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and takes about 1 hour to perform, although this is dependant on the area and amount of fat being harvested.
Side effects of Fat Transfer procedures may include bruising, swelling and some temporary numbness around both harvest and reinjection sites. There will also be some residual scarring following treatment although this is minimal (generally no larger than 5 mm in length). Where possible, these will be disguised in the natural creases and/or lines of the face and body.
Slight swelling and bruising can linger for a fair few weeks, but generally speaking, a minimum of 2 weeks is required for full recovery. Having said this, patients are able to (and do) resume normal activities anywhere between 7-14 days of treatment.
You should, however, avoid any intense Cardio for at least 2 months following a Fat Transfer.
This, too, is dependant a lot on circumstance such as the nature of your job, and how much fat was harvested etc. Transfers to the buttocks and chest may require slightly longer from work than low contact areas such as the face or neck.
Ideally, we would advocate a period of 2 weeks from work, although we are aware that many are keen to get back to normality as soon as possible. Doctors will be happy to discuss this with you at your consultation.
The award winning clinic dedicated to helping you be your best self
We understand that deciding to go forward with cosmetic treatment can feel like a huge decision. One that we certainly wouldn't expect you to go ahead with without hearing a little bit about us first. Here is exactly why people around the world are happy to put their trust into Harley Street Skin Clinic.
Since 2004, Harley Street Skin has been on speed dial to some of the world's highest flyers thanks to the expertise of cosmetic tour de force, Dr. Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds.
With their flagship clinic based on the world’s most famous medical strip, Harley Street Skin quickly became a medical and cosmetic frontrunner, drumming up a pristine professional reputation and impressive roster of celebrity clientele. The clinic was in fact so thriving that it gained the attention of television network SkyOne, becoming the focus of hit documentary series Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me.
Offering an expansive range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, Harley Street Skin are renowned worldwide for their cosmetic precision, expertise and minimally invasive techniques. From top of the line body sculpting treatments and cosmetic contouring to breast enhancement and discreet anti-ageing lifts, Harley Street experts offer the A-list experience from consultation through to aftercare.
But that's not all. Harley Street Skin are also pioneering skincare specialists, offering solutions to everything from anti-ageing and resurfacing, to colour correction and hydration.
Carefully formulating the perfect regime for even the most stubborn and unusual of skin complaints, Harley Street Skin boast an acclaimed skin care range frequently making an appearance in beauty mag must-haves, health and lifestyle columns, and celebrity handbags around the world.
With highly skilled practitioners, doctors and surgeons on hand at every turn, Harley Street Skin can help you attain the aesthetic you've been dreaming of - whatever your cosmetology needs.
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