Dr David Campbell
MB BS FRACS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
149 Wickham Terrace Brisbane
(07) 3839 7800
Fat transfer, or "Lipogen" is a process whereby your own living fat cells can be transferred to fill a contour for either cosmetic enhancement, or contour reconstruction. The process involves liposuction from an area of surplus, followed by washing the fat cells, then reinjecting them where needed. Older techniques of fat transfer not involving washing the cells, tended to have a higher failure rate than the modern methods.
Some of the situations where fat transfer may be useful include lip augmentation, facial contouring and some depressed scars. This technique has also been used for breast augmentation, but it is not generally accepted for this purpose by Plastic Surgeons. The major problem is the changes it can cause to your mammogram x-rays which may appear like breast cancer, which can cause difficulty with cancer screening.
These procedures can be done under local anaesthetic as a day procedure, or in hospital if necessary (eg. when combined with another procedure).
More information on Fat Transfer
Suite 82, Level 8, Morris Towers, 149 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane Qld 4000
Phone: (07) 3839 7800
Fax: (07) 3839 4334
Also Consulting at:
Emerald Medical Group - Superclinic. Pilot Farm Road, Emerald, Qld 4720 Ph: (07) 3839 7800
Bywater Medical Centre, Canossa, 169 17- Mile Rocks Road, Oxley, Qld. 4120 Ph: (07) 3839 7800
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