How much fat is reabsorbed by the body following a fat transfer procedure?
There is always some reabsorption of transferred fat. Some cells are damaged in the removal process, and it is these cells that get reabsorbed. The key recent development in fat harvesting is Vaser Lipo. Vaser is much more gentle in removing fat since it uses ultrasound waves which liquefy the whole fat cells, making viability and survival rate much higher. In our experience, conventional liposuction had about a 75% reabsorption rate, 25% survival rate whereas Vaser flips that right around (i.e. about 25% reabsorption and 75% survival rate). Everyone is different of course, and that’s an excellent question to put to our surgeon.