The reinjection of autologous fat (lipofilling or lipostructure) consists of creating volumes with some fat collected on the patient during a liposuction.
Indications for the face area are the same as that for hyaluronic acid injections, but the result will be permanent without the need for additional injections. It is also a well known fact that fat injections improve the quality of the skin.
A lipofilling can be used to fill and to blur some lines (nasolabial folds), to reconstruct the volumes and the shapes of the face (contour of the face oval, hollow under-eye, cheekbones, lips).
A lipomodelage can be carried out
- Independently to reshape the face
- Or combined with a lift to enhance the harmony of the face by treating the melting of fat tissues and the skeletonisation due to age.
Before the procedure
The areas where fat can be suctioned out are identified and an additional liposuction may be considered.
Depending on the case, the procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia and lasts from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Liposuction and injection are made through very thin cannulas which do not leave any scar.
The surgery is done in the day care department. This allows the patient to leave the hospital the same day of the surgery.
After the procedure
There is no suture. The care is simple. Showering and shampooing are allowed on the day after the treatment. Edema appears in most cases and the definitive result will be complete about 3 months after the surgery.
The injected fat will react to weight fluctuations. In case of loss or gain of weight, the treated areas will lose or gain volume like the rest of the body.
This surgical technique aiming at reshaping the volumes of the face on a long-term basis can be combined with a treatment of wrinkles with botulinum toxin and a resurfacing treatment of the skin with a peel or laser.