If you are fond of surgical procedures or any kind of surgical operation that is performed to enhance the body, you will notice that there is one common process in all of those procedures. This is the fat transfer which is a common procedure in enhancing any part of the body. You may not know that fat transfer is becoming an essential component of any plastic surgery which includes the face, body, and other significant areas. The fat transfer is a technique used to harvest the fat from different areas of the body using liposuction. This includes the abdomen, the flanks, the sides or any area where you have excess fat. The fat essentially survives by the surrounding blood fluid that is bathing the graft at that point. This is the reason that any stress to the fat early after it is grafted can cause significant damage to the fat. This includes infection, smoking, and pressure.
The fat does not have its own blood supply. When you apply pressure to it, it essentially diminishes the surrounding tissues perfusion to that fat in the recipient bed. This means that the fat is not going to take successfully if any given stress is provided. In about two weeks, the fat transfer becomes islands of fat cells which are taken by the body. Thus, if you gain weight after fat transfer, the area that you transfer the fat is going to get bigger. On the other hand, if you lose weight, the area that was transferred is going to get smaller. As a patient, you have to be aware of these things so that you will be more careful after the surgery has been performed. Aside from the surgeon’s expertise and the procedure, itself, postoperative care is also essential in achieving your desired results.