The lipofilling is not a new method. Since years, different medical specialists have applied this technique.
The treatment method has been optimized in the last years. Nowadays, the treatment itself is less traumatic and the results are considerably better.
Over the years, the face skin loses gradually its elasticity, the first small wrinkles appear and the oval of the face is getting less smooth. The facial lipofilling restores the original skin volume without any rejection risk since the implanted substance origins from the same person.
What is lipofilling?
Waste lipid from different parts of the body (e.g. abdomen, waist or thighs) is extracted and used as a natural filling for the face by infiltration (facial injections). In most cases, it is used to fill the cheek areas, nasogenian folds and chin areas. The objective is to restore the typical youthful oval of the face. It has a similar effect like the hyaluronic acid, however, with longer-lasting result.
The own fat is extracted by thin cannulas, then prepared and centrifuged in order to remove unnecessary components, such as triglycerides or blood particles. Then it is ready to be injected into defined areas of the face.
The treatment itself is carried out in a medical practice under a slight anaesthesia for the extraction of the own fat and just an anaesthetic crème for the facial injections.
What are the expected results?
A slight inflammation of the face is normal immediately after the treatment. This can last some days. The actual results are visible after a week. However, in order to evaluate the permanency of the achieved result, the patient shall wait for three or four months. After this period the visible result can be considered as stable and all new changes in the face (such as aging or weight changes) will determine, if further lipofilling treatments are necessary or not. A part of the implanted lipid will normally be supplied with blood, therefore functioning as a real transplant. This is why the achieved results can be very long-lasting.
The treatment not only rejuvenates the appearance of the face, but also gives the skin an extraordinary quality. This is due to the fact, that the extracted fat contains stem cells of the highest quality.
The results can even be better with growth factors. Blood plate growth factors can be extracted from the patient’s own plasma. These are then mixed with the patient’s extracted fat. Adding growth factors to the fat helps it to remain more stable and in higher percentage at the injection zone compared with injections of pure fat.
Apart of the facial treatments, the lipofilling method is also very successful for augmentation mammoplasty. The technique is exactly the same, just the amount of the extracted fat is considerably higher. For this reason, a small liposuction is made at the donor zone. In most cases it is abdomen, waist or other defined areas. This is an absolutely natural method of breast enlargement with long-lasting effect. Almost 60 per cent of all treatments achieve permanent results. In this case, the treatment takes place in an operating room under local anaesthetics. The physical and social recovery are very fast.
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