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Structural Fat Graft

Structural Fat Grafting is the transfer of fat from one area of the body to another. Fat is used in reconstruction of defects, but more commonly cosmetically to rejuvenate the face.

Structural Fat Graft Surgery Durban

Structural Fat Graft

Structural Fat Grafting is the transfer of fat from one area of the body to another. Fat is used in reconstruction of defects, but more commonly cosmetically to rejuvenate the face.

Structural Fat Graft Durban

About the procedure

Fat is often placed in various places in the face to restore the fat that is lost during the aging and sagging process of the face.

A Structural Fat Graft is commonly used in the cheek bone area, central cheek and lips. It can also be used to rejuvenate hands.

A Structural Fat Graft is done as a room’s procedure, under sedation and takes about 45 to 60 minutes.

Normally at is taken from the lower tummy after local anaesthetic has been injected. The fat is harvested using special syringes. I follow the Coleman technique. The fat is put in a centrifuge and the living fat cells isolated.  These fat cells are then injected into the areas that need to be rejuvenated.

The fat acts as filler.  It fills up dents, and lifts up skin and reduces wrinkles. I almost use it like clay to recreate shape and form on the face.

For the procedure to be successful the transferred fat must live. My procedure of fat transfer is safe and effective in restoring volume to your eyes, cheeks and mid-face. It not only restores volume but improves skin quality as well.*

 

Please pay careful consideration to the following:
  • You must avoid consuming alcohol for a week prior to the procedure.
  • You must not take anything that may thin your blood in the two weeks prior to the procedure.

This includes the following:

  • Anything with aspirin such as Grandpa, Anadin, Dispirin, some cold and flu medications and combination pain killers. You may take Panado.
  • All multi vitamins, vitamin supplements, omegas, fish oils and green tea.
  • Anything from a health shop.

The above is to ensure that your blood clots normally.

After the procedure, you are taken back to the ward.

  • Most discomfort is in the tummy where the fat is taken from.*  
  • There may be some bruising lasting 5 days, and swelling, most of which is down by 10 to 14 days.*  
  • Many patients are back at work 3 to 5 days later.
  • It can be repeated if needed.
Structural Fat Graft Surgery Safety

RISKS

Don’t be shy about discussing your concerns at your consultation. It is important that you feel comfortable talking to me.

  • The main risks are bruising, hematoma and infection.*

EXPECTATIONS

  • It is not very painful and afterwards most discomfort is in the tummy where the fat is taken from.
  • There may be some bruising lasting 5 days, and swelling, most of which is down by 10 to 14 days.
  • Many patients are back at work 3 to 5 days later.
  • It can be repeated if needed.

Disclaimer:

There is no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary from person to person. Safety concerns will be discussed during your consultation. Please refer to my concise disclaimer for more information.

Structural Fat Graft Surgeon Durban

For so many reasons, this was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Dr McGarr was thorough in his explanation of my procedure and he has the best bedside manner of any doctor I have ever known-making me feel like I was the only patient he cared about!

This kind, gentle, unassuming doctor showed sincere interest in my progress and made certain that I was well cared for in the hospital and post-op at home.

I only wish Dr McGarr was a dentist, a GP, a psychologist etc so I could go to him for everything!

Kim Fraser

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Facelift Patient

In September 2004 I was diagnosed with Asthesioneuroblastoma. After this was surgically removed I underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Two years later I developed necrotic (dead) bone in my forehead. Dr McGarr removed the necrotic bone. I was left with a dip in the area.

Dr McGarr suggested filling the area with fat. This was a slow and meticulous procedure every 6 weeks. Dr McGarr persevered and the procedure was repeated 36 times until it was eventually completed six years later.

During this time we came to know Dr McGarr as an outstanding plastic surgeon with a passion and love for his work. I am most grateful to Dr McGarr for returning my life to normal. For not giving up and persevering for so many years.

Leonie Slabbert

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Structural Fat Graft Patient

From my first meeting with Dr McGarr he made me feel most welcome and at ease. In fact it felt as if I had known him for years. His explanation of the procedures was clear, as well as advising me of the possible risks with such procedures.

My face left operation was not painful but certainly I felt a little uncomfortable. Two weeks post the operation I was able to resume work.

I wish to express my sincerest gratitude to Dr Mc Garr for a very successful face lift that has enhanced my self-confidence and self-esteem immensely. I feel on top of the world and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
 
Monica Walker

* Disclaimer: These are our patient stories and experiences. Your results may vary.

– Facelift Patient

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