What is Fat Transfer?
Fat transfer is a surgical procedure that transplants fat taken from the patient’s body to areas of the face and body in order to restore the volume lost because of the process of aging. The procedure is also called fat grafting or fat injection. Typically fat is transferred to the breasts, the buttocks, hands and facial features including the lips, chin and cheeks. Fat transfers are also performed to treat acne scarring.
How is Fat Transfer done?
Fat is removed from one area of the body by the surgeon using liposuction. The fat is purified and turned into liquid form. It is then injected into another part of the body to give more volume. The time taken for the procedure depends on the part of the body from which the fat is harvested, the processing of the fat and the part of the body or face where the fat is transferred to. A fat transfer procedure to the buttocks, for example, may take five to eight hours.
Is Fat Transfer painful?
Fat transfer procedures are performed under general anaesthesia, local anaesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on the needs of each individual patient. Patients will not feel pain during the procedure.
How long does it take to recover from Fat Transfer?
Recovery from fat transfer depends on the part of the body to which fat is transferred. The recovery time for patients choosing a fat transfer procedure to their buttocks may be about four to six weeks.
When can I travel by air after Fat Transfer?
Patients can travel by air 10 days after their fat transfer procedure.
What post-operative care should I take after Fat Transfer?
Patients should rest for a few days after a fat transfer procedure. They should take all prescribed medications correctly and avoid smoking or drinking alcohol. Patients should avoid strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects for at least a month after the procedure. They should, however start walking as soon as possible to decrease swelling. They should also wear the prescribed compression garments correctly.
Why do tourists visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong offers a wide range of delights for tourists of all ages. There are lots of amusement parks that young tourists enjoy by day and unique shows to entertain tourists by night. Hong Kong boasts an excellent transportation system that makes it easy for tourists to get around the city. There are bustling local markets and large shopping malls for those who enjoy low cost shopping or high end purchases. Tourists can savour the delectable local cuisine or opt to enjoy food from across the world at Hong Kong’s many restaurants. Nature lovers can take hikes along mountain trails that lead to the sea or enjoy panoramic views of the islands by taking a cable car ride. Accommodation options in Hong Kong include luxury hotels, guesthouses, budget hotels and youth hostels.
Why do International patients visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong offers specialist medical, dental and surgical services of a high standard at affordable prices for overseas patients. All hospitals and clinics in Hong Kong are well-equipped and the doctors are experts in their respective disciplines. Most of the doctors and speak English.
How do I get to Hong Kong?
The Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong International Airport is the major international airport serving Hong Kong SAR.
What are the visa requirements for patients travelling to Hong Kong for medical treatments?
There is no special medical treatment visa offered for patients visiting Hong Kong for treatments or procedures. They can enter Hong Kong with a visitor’s visa. Details on how to obtain a visitor’s visa to travel to Hong Kong is available at the website http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/
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