Fat transfer techniques are the medicine of the future as it is possible to use an individual’s own stem cells and growth factors from their fat to replace, repair or regenerate injured or ageing tissues and restore volume in the face, without the need for a synthetically modified product.
Mr Olivier Amar has been collaborating with his father, Dr R. E. Amar – the pioneer of the Facial Autologous Muscular Injection (FAMI) for over 20 years. He now works at the forefront of research in this field. He is renowned for his light tough with eye surgery, and has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques through his use of liposuction and fat transfer. He is a huge advocate of using our own body tissues for regenerating our bodies and faces.
‘We have this wonderful tissue available to us, in the form of our own fat. You can think of tissue transfer – taking fat from one part of the body to another – like recycling.’
Surgical fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure to move fat from one part of the body to another. Also known as ‘fat grafting’, the aim is to remove unwanted fat from one area (such as the tummy or thighs) and use it to smoothen or increase the size of another area (such as the breasts or face).
The technique harvests fat from the body and extracts the most valuable source of stem cells, it then transfers those enriched cells into another area to help plump out and rejuvenate the overlying skin.
A fat grafting procedure can be used on any areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your face, hands, breasts or buttocks. It’s a safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results.
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All fat transfer procedures are performed by Mr Olivier Amar as day surgery. Fat transfer surgery is performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), a technique of anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively via the intravenous route without the use of gas anaesthesia. This means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with a significantly reduced likelihood of feeling groggy or nauseous. The anaesthesia will be explained to you by your anaesthetist during the preoperative consultation. Having surgery under TIVA allows you to go home the same day to rest and recuperate in comfort. Mr Olivier Amar’s practice is happy to arrange the procedure at a hospital with an overnight stay facility if you wish or assist with a nurse to stay with you overnight, as well as helping you find local accommodation after your surgery if necessary.