Fillers / Lipofilling
WHAT IS LIPOFILLING (FAT TRANSFER)?
A fat grafting procedure transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs, and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your face, hands, breasts or buttocks. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated and noninvasive method for achieving facial rejuvenation produces natural-looking results.
Concerning facial fat transfer, if you have facial creases, such as laugh lines, smile lines, and crow’s-feet, fat can be removed from your abdomen, thighs, or other areas and be injected into your face. Acne scars and sunken areas of the face, lips, and cheeks can also be filled in. Your plastic surgeon can even use grafted fat to minimize lines between your nose and mouth, correct skin depressions or indentations and minimize forehead wrinkles.
You May Consider Lipofilling If…
- If you have facial areas that appear creased and sunken
- If you desire more permanent correction than is provided by temporary fillers
- If you wish to improve your body contour, revise scars, fill bodily depressions and rejuvenate your hands and face
- For use in breast reconstruction, to fill in contour irregularities or hide obvious signs of breast implants
The results of fat transfer, or lipofilling, are permanent.
You will likely see the results of the fat transfer immediately following the procedure.
It will take you approximately five days before you can return to your normal level of activity and work.
Frequently, local anesthesia and intravenous sedation are used for patients undergoing fat transfer.