You’ve likely heard of liposuction— the procedure involving removing unwanted fat from a targeted part of your body— but have you heard of lipofilling? If not, you are not alone. As a procedure that’s not as talked about, lipofilling is the process of removing unwanted fat from one part of your body and injecting it into an area on your face in order to give you a more youthful looking appearance. Read on to learn more about this procedure.
How Does It Work?
As mentioned above, lipofilling is the process of removing unwanted fat from a part of your area (usually the abdomen or thighs) and inserting it into your face. Typically injected into the areas around your eyes to offer a more smooth and youthful looking facial structure, the fat can also be injected throughout different parts of your face. Consult with your plastic surgeon about the results that you want and the areas that you want to specifically target.
Is It Painful?
Unlike liposuction, lipofilling isn’t as much of an invasive surgery and requires virtually no down time. By applying a topical anesthetic, your plastic surgeon will make tiny incisions on the fat removal site and will then use a needle to extract some of the excess fat. Once the fat has been extracted, it will then be injected into your face. As previously mentioned, you will be conscious during this procedure but if you start to feel any sort of pain or discomfort notify your doctor immediately.
Is it Effective?
Lipofilling is an effective procedure but just like other facial procedures and treatments, might need to be redone every so often. You will see results immediately after the procedure, but they will be exaggerated and one third of all of the fat cells injected into your skin will eventually fall off and die. After about six months, you will see the full results that you have been waiting for.
Lipofilling is a great way to remove excess fat and use it on other parts of your body. If you are interested in lipofilling or would like to schedule an appointment to learn more, contact our office today!