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An evolution in the youth-injecting technology

# Fat Transplant

Natural and even longer-lasting curves

01 Fat transplant has low
engraftment rate
and is short-lived?

Existing methods of fat transplant simply place the extracted lump of fat into the desired area. Fat tissues from the inner or rear thighs—thanks to thick layer of fat which tends to accumulate there—are often used as they are.

quotation left However, such methods do not offer proper results. For the transplanted fat tissues to be engrafted, neovascular growth within the transplanted area is necessary; but the subtle differences between the thin skin fat and the thick subcutaneous fat hinder the process. quotation right

02 Fat must be
in the cellular level

For more effective fat transplant, BANOBAGI transplants the fat tissue cell by cell; we inject fat cells, rather than mere lumps of fat, and allow the fat to build.

  • Fat cell

    Creates fat at the site of transplant

  • SVF cell

    Differentiates into appropriate tissue cells in the transplanted area

  • Collagen, hyaluronic acid, fibronectin, laminin, etc.

    Skin improvement

※ This image may look different from the real look depending on the shooting conditions and was posted under the agreement of patient himself/herself

SVF cells make cellular transplant even more effective. SVF cells are contained within the fat tissue and differentiates into tissues that fits into the transplanted area, encouraging the injected fat cells to naturally engraft into the area. The result is greater fat engraftment rate, and the injected fat cells being able to create fat on their own.

Also, the cell clusters of a fat tissue contain collagen and hyaluronic acid, along with various growth factors—resulting in additional benefits of improved skin and increased elasticity in the transplanted area.

03 My own cells,
going anywhere
I want

There is no better grafting material to fit the individual than the SVF extracted from autologous fat: because no matter where they go, they grow into the area as needed, filling the layer cell by cell. In addition, the procedure is now even safer with the use of micro-size syringe that fits the cellular level operations.

  • Flat Forehead icon
    Flat Forehead

    Forehead covers 1/3 of face so greatly affects profile images. If forehead is flat or indented, it gives masculine and strong impressions. Ideal forehead line could be achieved by presenting voluminous and smooth images through Fat Graft, considering the line of glabella, nose, lips, and chin.

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    Droopy eyelids

    Some people have little fat above their eyelids, which gives them an intense look and more wrinkles around the eye. Fat transplant can create a younger looking eye and smooth/elastic eyelids.

  • Cheeks icon

    Absence of fat around the cheek takes the life out of the face, and the exposed bones give the face a brutish look. The goal is to achieve a younger and healthier look with fat transplant. The cheek is an area in which the transplanted fat engrafts more readily, and the results last longer.

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    Nasolabial fold

    Once the nasolabial fold—that extends between the nose and the either end of the mouth—is smoothed out, facial expressions become more natural and elegant.

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    Breast enhancement

    For skinny body types, there are limits to transplanting fat into the breasts: due to higher loss of fat that prevents proper shapes to set. However, a reasonably curvy body has low risk of capsular contracture and yields more natural results in both the texture and the shape: a satisfying result.

  • Hip-up icon

    A confidently revealed body has become an element of charm now, and more people are doing squats and focusing on the rear figure. Fat transplant into the hip makes the legs look longer, along with enhancing the form of the hip.


The patient’s responsibility is as important as the technological development.

Even though the engraftment rate has improved, the patients must take proper care for better results. Unlike bones, which retain their solid shape, fat tissues change form according to the bodily conditions.

Within roughly two weeks after the procedure is the period in which new vascular systems grow into the transplanted fat cells—it is important to secure the area still and keep external stimuli away. Smoking is the greatest enemy of neovascular growth: the patient is urged to not smoke for a total of two months, before and after the procedure.

Surgery Information

  • Operation Time

    Face:About 30 min.
    Body:About 1 hr. 30 min.

  • Anesthesia

    Body:General Anesthesia

  • Stitch Removal

    Body:About 3 days after

  • Hospitalization

    Discharged on the day

  • Follow-up

    About 2 times

  • Recovery

    Resume daily routine in 3~5 days

Post-op Pain Level
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Pain is minimal due to micro-sized syringe.
An expanding sensation may occur, depending on the volume of fat injected.

* Consensus based on the actual patients’ response to questionnaire.

* Not a strict standard, and patients’ experiences may differ.

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※ This image may look different from the real look depending on the shooting conditions, and was posted under the agreement of patient himself/herself