If someone is thinking about getting lipo instead of having to gain all their weight to have the doctor transfer it (because i am not very meaty) what would be the protocol of using someone elses? I know there's a risk of the body rejecting the fat but are there ways to prevent that or should it just not be done at all?
Use a Friend or Family Member's Fat for Fat Transfer?
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Transfer fat from a friend??
Fat cannot be transferred successfully between two people, unlees they are twins.
Fat cannot be transferred successfully between two people, unlees they are twins. Even very slender people often have enough fat somewhere on their bodies to use for fat transplantation. See link below:
Fat transfer from friend
Sorry, you cannot transfer fat from one person to another because of a phenomena called rejection. Only tissue from an identical twin can be transfered.
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Fat transfer from another person.
Fat transfer from another person doesn't work with the possible exception of an identical twin and still may not work with them.
Only your identical twin's fat would work
If you had an identical twin, their fat could possibly be transferred to you without rejection but otherwise it needs to be your own tissue.
Your own fat must be used for a fat transfer.
At this time you can't use other people's fat for a fat transfer. The fat will not survive. You have to use your own from a good donor site such as the abdomen.
Can't use your friend's fat
Unfortunately, you cannot use someone else's fat. That is a question that is asked of me quite often. If you don't have any belly fat, very often the inner thigh contains a fair amount to use for microfat injection.
Fat transfer from a family member
Unless the donor was your identical twin, your body would recognize the injected fat cells as being different than your own cells ("foreign") and would begin to attack the injected fat via your immune system. The fat would be eliminated rapidly, within a few weeks, and soon, no fat would be left.
Maybe some day in the future....
Fat cannot be transferred from one person to another
Fat cannot be transferred from one person to another. Tissue is rejected when transferred from one person to another. In the case of life saving organ transplants patients must be on anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives.
Cannot Use a Friend's Fat
No, you cannot transfer fat from one person to another. Although theoretically it could be done, the risks of potential disease transmission and likely rejection makes such a proposal not practical.
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