Used to treat worry lines, frown lines, hollow cheeks or collar bones, ageing hands.
Fat is removed from parts of the body where it can be spared, such as the buttocks and stomach, and injected into parts where it is needed. The procedure is done under a local anaesthetic, takes about two hours and leaves no scars.
The treated areas are supported by dressings to keep the fat in place and removed after two or three days. Bruising and swelling disappear after a few weeks.Results are good, but not all the transplanted fat cells survive, so surgeons usually transplant more than is necessary. The final results will not be seen for some timeand a second operation may be needed. There is very little discomfort and a stay in hospital is not required.