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Surgical fat transfer, which is also referred to as fat grafting or lipomodelling, is a cosmetic procedure used to move fat from one part of the body to another with the goal of contouring and augmenting that area. Moreover, the surgical fat transfer in Dubai not only eliminates droopiness but also reduces scarring and corrects other deformities.

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The Need for Fat Transfer

One might have a disproportionate body because of the following reasons:

  • Genetics.
  • Drastic weight loss.
  • Physical trauma on the body or some parts.
  • Botched surgery.
  • Lifestyle choices.
  • Lack of exercise.

Sagging and asymmetrical body can cause one to have low self-confidence and esteem. The procedure aims at taking your fat to help fill, smooth and re-volumize various body areas.

How to Choose the Right Surgeon for Lipomodelling In Dubai

Having a successful fat transfer procedure depends on choosing the right surgeon, who is an expert in facial and body contouring procedures. A good fat transfer surgeon in Dubai should not only be experienced but should be board-certified as well. Other characteristics of a good plastic surgeon include:

  • He should be able to show you photos of previous fat transfer
  • He should have good reviews from previous patients.
  • He should have a keen artistic eye.
  • His focus should be on the safety and care of the patient.

Note the fat transfer surgery is performed by the plastic surgeons and not by medical aestheticians.

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Pre-Operation Guidelines

After selecting the right surgeon for your fat transfer procedure, the next step is having a detailed consultation. During this session, you and your plastic surgeon will discuss why you need the surgery, and what you hope to achieve. You should also discuss the process of the procedure, the fat transfer cost in Dubai and everything that will be involved until your recovery period.

Right before the procedure, the plastic surgeon will check your medical history as well as what medications you are taking if any. He will also physically examine your body, and take photos so that you can see the difference after the surgery.

Before the lipomodelling or any other procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle. If you are a smoker, you should stop before the procedure. If you are taking any blood-thinning medication like aspirin, you are advised to stop to avoid excess bleeding during the procedure. Alcohol consumption should also be halted as well as any herbal supplements.

The Surgical Procedure

For the fat transfer treatment in Dubai, Local Anesthesia is administered, and the time duration of the surgery depends upon the number of the areas to be treated.

It can be performed on either Outpatient or an Inpatient basis depending upon the type of procedure.

In the procedure, the fat-enriched areas are identified and marked. Your surgeon is going to make small incisions on the donor areas. The extra fat is then withdrawn using the surgical instruments (mostly from the abdomen or inner thigh), and the incisions are closed with the help of sutures. The extracted fat is then filtered to get it separated from the blood and other harmful fluids. A pure liquid fatty tissue gets ready for implantation. Then the liquid fatty matter is injected into the target areas through tiny holes in the skin.

The fat is evenly distributed by injecting minute amounts in the tissues so that the injected fatty matter is well surrounded by healthy tissue.


The period required for autologous fat transfer recovery varies from person to person and the area to be treated. There will be extreme swelling and will tend to increase until the 3rd day but will settle down shortly. Bruising and discomfort at the donor site are common, but this goes away in a couple of days. Antibiotics will be prescribed to get rid of any risk of infection. You might have drainage tubes attached at your donor sites to drain excess fluids. These will be removed the following day.

Over the next 7 – 10 days, the patient will have follow-up appointments with the plastic surgeon to keep track of the healing process.

It is important to follow any guidelines or instructions given by the plastic surgeon for faster healing from lipomodelling in Dubai.

Post-Operation Guidelines

You should take all the medicines prescribed by your doctor regularly. You should use ice packs and compresses to cure swelling and discomfort. You will not be allowed to do any strenuous activity that might exert pressure on your incision sites for a fortnight. You will be allowed to resume your routine activities after ten days of the surgery. You can use camouflage makeup to hide bruises if they persist. You will start a mild walk after a week and take off from work for about two and a half weeks. In this period, take much rest as you can.

Risks & Complications

Like any other surgery, the fat transfer procedure also has many risks associated with it. It is very important to discuss the fat transfer side effects with your surgeon before the surgery. However, the risks include;

  • Infection – Sometimes getting an infection on the area is possible, but antibiotics are usually prescribed to avoid this.
  • Bruising & Swelling – Bruises and swelling are inevitable the surgery but are temporary.
  • Skin Sensation Alterations – You might feel numbness in the affected areas. This condition is very temporary will disappear in no time.
  • Body Shape Irregularities – Sometimes, the surgeon overcorrects the affected area or irregularity is increased due to an unequal and unwise distribution of fat, which causes asymmetry in the body of the candidate.
  • Allergies— This rarely happens, but your skin might be allergic to tape, solutions or any other relevant medications. However, in this case, you might undergo extra treatment for the allergic reaction.

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Ideal Candidate for Fat Transfer

For being an ideal candidate for the surgical fat transfer in Dubai, you must fulfil the following criteria;

  • Your body is not proportionate.
  • You have sagging skin due to loss of volume in certain areas.
  • You are over 18.
  • You are a non-smoker.
  • You are physically and mentally healthy.
  • You have realistic expectations of the results


Due to the expected swelling, you might not be able to assess the results until six months after the surgery. However, the results are long-lasting if you maintain a stable weight and follow a balanced diet plan.

Benefits of Fat Transfer Procedure

There are many benefits of fat transfer procedure which include;

  • A well-contoured body
  • Proportionate body parts.
  • It gives youthful looks.
  • It eliminates wrinkles and sagging skin.
  • It causes minimal scarring.
  • It is a highly safe procedure.
  • It boosts your self-esteem.

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At Aesthetics by Kings College Hospital Dubai, we have some of the leading plastic surgeons in the region. Our fat transfer surgeons in Dubai are board-certified and focus on the safety and care of every patient in a compassionate environment with state-of-the-art facilities. To book consultation, get in touch using the contact details given, and one of our patient-care staff will book an appointment for you.

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