Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paraskevas Kontoes, ISAPS Professor

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer is a widely spread treatment in Aesthetic Surgery, for many years, using the autologous fat of the patient to correct aging manifestations.
It takes place under local anesthesia and lasts according to the problems to be addressed from half an hour to 2 hours.

In most of the cases fat is harvested from the abdominal region, or other regions of the body, and following an appropriate process, it is transferred in the facial area or other areas of the body, to correct volume loss, laxity, wrinkling and other aging manifestations.

Avoid the use of ASPIRIN or related drugs containing acetosalycilic acid for the 5 days period before the operation.
Avoid hard food intake and intense chewing the first 48 hours preferring soft food and careful movements of the mouth.
Avoid any kind of stressing movements, work, exercise and rise of blood pressure for the first 48 hours.
Stay relaxed and calm during this period of 48 hours.
Refrain from smoking to achieve less post operative symptoms and good healing.
Slight oedema and occasionally light bruises may occur.
Use your make up to cover if present.
Stay out of work for 48 hours.
You might be asked to take antibiotic treatment preventively and/or pain killers (analgesics) if needed.
The operation and the post op period is pain free in the vast majority of patients.
You will be followed up according to a prearranged schedule for your post operative course

Our medical and nursing staff will be at your disposal any time you will need advice.
Report any symptoms that might be different from those that will be instructed by your surgeon.
Part of the harvested fat, if available, will be stored in low temperature, and might be used for a touch-up treatment.


Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure for treating local fat deposits (could be described as a non- surgical liposuction, body liposculpting) for both men and women.

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