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Fat grafting has gained more and more popularity in recent times. This is due to its appeal as a natural alternative to implants. Although it does not guarantee the amount of augmentation that implants do, it is highly desirable today.

What is fat grafting?

Fat grafting is when fat is removed from the subcutaneous layer in one part of the body and grafted into the same layer in another part. It only allows for a slight augmentation but can achieve very natural-looking results painlessly. 

That said, a lot of people are aware of how dangerous fat grafting can be. Especially fat grafting into the buttocks for buttock augmentation can be very dangerous if done badly.

What makes fat grafting dangerous?

When you graft fat into the buttocks, the difference between the various planes is not completely visible. The fat has to be grafted perfectly into the subcutaneous plane, just under the skin layer.

The buttocks are full of veins and vessels that may get hit if your surgeon goes too deep. This is highly dangerous because grafting fat into these vessels could cause an embolism. And embolisms can be life-threatening. Therefore, you need a surgeon who carefully marks out exactly where they are going to place the fat. By creating specific pockets for placement, your safety is guaranteed. 

These dangers have caused several countries to ban buttock augmentation unless done with the right technique. This technique is known as Expansion Vibration Lipofilling (EVL).

What is EVL and how is it done?

EVL is a fat-grafting technique that is the safest method today. It guarantees safety by removing any possibility of an embolism. It achieves this by reversing the MicroAire liposuction technology

MicroAire is a machine that has a cannula. This cannula is inserted into the fat layer and is moved back and forth rapidly. This makes the fat break apart, allowing it to be removed easily. Due to the size of the cannula, the MicroAire technique also affords the surgeon a great deal of control.

It is this control that EVL needs.

EVL uses the same cannula or a blunter cannula. Your surgeon inserts this into the subcutaneous layer where the fat needs to be grafted. The rapid back and forth motion, then, creates pockets in the layer. Your surgeon grafts the fat into these pockets.

By having a small, blunt cannula, the chances of accidentally going too deep and striking a vein or vessel are negligible. EVL ensures maximum control and safety, therefore giving you the highest standard of patient care. This is why it is the safest method for fat grafting and is done widely today.

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