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Sometimes the body’s own fat doesn’t have to be the enemy, as it can be used to actually improve a person’s looks. Lipofilling takes a patient’s own autologous fat and uses it to smooth out wrinkles and facial irregularities, improve facial contour, and provide a rejuvenated look.
What is involved in lipofilling?
Lipofilling is a facial rejuvenation procedure that utilizes fat from one area of the body and transfers it to another area that needs enhancement. Also known as free fat transfer or fat grafting, lipofilling is performed by Dr. Crais to return volume to hollow areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging, stress, and other external factors. The treatment utilizes the body’s own fat deposits instead of chemical fillers or facial implants. Many patients prefer this procedure because using a person’s own fat removes the risk of allergic reaction and rejection. Lipofilling is also minimally invasive and provides the patient with natural-looking results.
Which areas of the body are involved in lipofilling?
Fat can be extracted from any part of the body that contains excess fat, often the abdomen and thighs. This fat is then injected into facial areas that need to be augmented and rejuvenated. Lipofilling is especially effective around the eyes. It can also be used to augment the cheeks or lips, and reduce the appearance of scars.
What happens during a lipofilling procedure?
To harvest the fat, tiny incisions are made and a blunt needle is inserted to aspirate excess fat. What is removed is then filtered to separate any blood and oil, leaving just autologus fat. That fat is then injected through very fine cannulas into areas that need treatment. If needed, a local anesthesia may be included during the procedure. The treatment may be repeated after six months until the desired effect has been achieved.
What happens during my recovery from lipofilling?
Facial lipofilling often causes some minor swelling and bruising in the cheeks. These symptoms usually run their course within three weeks.
When will I see the results?
Your results may appear exaggerated for the first few days after your lipofilling. This is normal because Dr Crais injects more fat than is required because roughly one third of the fat cells do not survive the procedure. Final results may take up to six months to fully show themselves. A second session may be needed to achieve your desired results.