Fat grafting/transfer

Fat Grafting

What it is?

Fat Transfer Procedures. The Safer, Natural Solution For Volume Loss.

Have you ever wished you could transfer the fat from your thighs, hips or tummy to your breasts?

Now you can. Advances in fat harvesting and grafting techniques now make it possible to transfer fat from unwanted areas of your body, to your face, buttocks and breasts. The transfer of fat to the breasts is often referred to as “Natural Breast Augmentation”.

Where can I transfer fat to?

Transferred fat can be used to:

  • Replace lost facial volume and fill hollow cheeks, smile/frown lines, sunken temples, scars, skin depressions and more;
  • Replace lost volume in the back of the hands, minimising the appearance of tendons and veins;
  • Enhance buttock shape and volume; and
  • Enhance breast shape and volume.

How is fat moved from one area to another?

  • A fat transfer procedure involves taking unwanted fat from one part of the body and transferring it to another requiring enhancement. 
  • Fat in unwanted areas is harvested in a procedure similar to liposuction. Fat, most commonly from the waist, buttocks or thighs, is suctioned out through a cannula. The harvested fat cells are then purified and combined with PRP or protein rich plasma from your own blood. Protein rich plasma and its growth factors aid in rejuvenation, collagen formation, and fat survival.
  • Once treated, your harvested fat is injected into the areas requiring enhancement.

Why transfer fat?

There are advantages to using your own fat tissue to enhance and increase volume in other areas of your body. Some include:

  • Enhancement without the use of foreign material;
  • The procedure uses your own natural fat, eliminating the possibility of an allergic reaction;
  • Provides smooth, natural-looking results;
  • Results are long-lasting or permanent;
  • There is little, to no downtime;
  • It can be cheaper than using large volumes of synthetic material; and
  • You can safely freeze and store your harvested fat for later fat transfer treatments.


Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for fat transfer?
Your individual circumstances will determine your suitability for a fat transfer procedure, but a good candidate for fat transfer is someone with sufficient fat to harvest, is over the age of 18, is of good health (no infections) and is not pregnant or breast feeding. It is important to discuss any previous health conditions, medication use and whether you are a smoker with your surgeon.

How long is the recovery time?
Recovery after the fat transfer is important for both your health and the results of your surgery. Everyone’s recovery time is different, but most people typically return to work around 3-7 days post-surgery and are exercising again in 3-4 weeks.

How long does the surgery take?
Most fat transfer surgery is completed in as little as 1-2 hours. You will be placed under a general anesthetic for your surgery, which means you’ll be asleep throughout the procedure.

Are there risks involved in having fat transfer surgery?
Whilst considered a generally safe surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with any surgical procedure. These include; bleeding, infection, scarring, fat atrophy, reaction to the anesthetic or medications and pain. The risks of surgery will be explained to you during your consultation.

Are the results of fat transfer immediate?
The results of a fat transfer are immediately apparent and will continue to improve in the weeks following surgery.

How long do the results of a fat transfer last?
The results of fat transfer are generally long-lasting. Most patients can expect to retain anywhere from 50-80% of the fat transferred. The fat that does successfully take is permanent. If more volume is required, stored fat can be used for further volume enhancement.

Are there visible scars of a fat transfer?
For most people, the small (no longer than 3mm) scars from the fat removal process heal very well, with minimal scarring. The small injection sites in the area of transfer heal in approximately one week.


– Emcyte – fat grafting/ transfer
About Treatment

Easy To Use With Fast Processing Times
Treatment protocols have been designed to produce high-quality outcomes while making the process easy for your clinic staff to perform in a convenient time-frame.

Produces Better Quality Sample
EmCyte achieves the purest samples of any PRP system with the lowest levels of red blood cells.

Ability To Tailor The Sample To Treatment Needs
Different treatment outcomes require different levels of Leukocytes in the sample. EmCyte can tailor the levels of Leukocytes while maintaining high levels of monocytes.

Produce Concentrations Capable Of Achieving Therapeutic Efficacy
Achieving treatment efficacy requires optimal concentrations of PRP. EmCyte goes beyond first-generation PRP systems to provide the capability to deliver concentrations of up to 9 times baseline if required. The flexibility of the system allows the sample to be easily tailored to the concentration required for effective treatment.

Single System Allows For Multiple Functions
EmCyte can perform both PRP and bone marrow processing. The system is also ready for Fat Graft Processing & Stromal Vascular Fraction.

Treatment used for

  • Achieves Purer Product With Higher PRP Concentrations
  • Process PRP & Treat Patients In A Single Appointment
  • Tailor White Blood Cell Levels To Targeted Treatment Outcomes
  • Fast Process
  • Less Cell Damage
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate
  • Centrifuge Ready For Fat Graft Processing & Stromal Vascular Fraction

– Pure BMC
About Treatment

Produce Bone Marrow More Consistently And Effectively
Processes BMC in a system that remains closed and sterile proven to concentrate viable platelets, hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), total nucleated cells (TNC) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) can be prepared with or without Heparin Higher HSC Concentrations

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are the blood cells that have the ability to replenish all blood cell types (Multipotency) and the ability to self-renew

Higher MSC Concentrations
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent stromal cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types

Higher TNC Concentrations
Total nucleated cell count by any method is a count of cells with nuclei. In order to properly represent the TNC cell count a correction calculation that removes nucleated red blood cells (nRBCs) is performed. It is understood, as in other therapies, that more cells = better outcomes.

High Cell Concentrates With Low Concentrations Of Red Blood Cells
Hematopoietic stem cells (CD34+), total nucleated cell (TNC), mesenchymal stem cell (CFU-F) and platelet isolation is perfected. PureBMC® (2015) is designed to retain high concentrations of these multiple cell concentrates with the lowest concentrations of red blood cells in a bone marrow concentrate product.

About Treatment

  • Protocol A – Low-Inflammatory PRP
  • High Platelet Count
  • Low Granulocyte
  • Low Viscosity
  • Less Than 1% HCT

The Low Inflammatory PRP Protocol processes Pure PRP® without red blood cells or neutrophil granulocytes. This protocol is used when powerful healing without inflammatory activity is required at the application site. This protocol is also the low viscosity solution to a viable PRP product, providing very high concentrations of platelets in a bath of non-viscous plasma. This protocol has also been reported to reduce the potential for pain at the application site. It is the most frequently used protocol.

  • Protocol B – PRP With Increased Cytokines
  • Higher Platelet Count
  • High Neutrophil Granulocytes
  • Moderate Viscosity
  • HCT Less than 20%

This protocol processes Pure PRP® with low red blood cell counts and very high cytokine activity and neutrophil cell recoveries. This protocol is used when the phagocytic powers of neutrophils are needed to help fight infectious processes. This protocol produces the highest chemoattractant activity and significantly increases regeneration potential. Once the neutrophils have completed phagocytosis, they become apoptotic cells and are subsequently removed, thereby also eliminating the inflammatory activity.


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