Fat Transfer (Facial Lipofilling)


Lipofilling technique involves removing patient´s fat from an area where there is some abundance (such as the abdomen or hips), and after a series of processes to purify and enrich, infiltrate it into the face acting as a filler. In the case of facial plastic surgery, it has two aspects: first, increase the volume of facial regions such as the cheekbones, lips, chin and jaw angles, and second, to improve the appearance of the skin thanks to nourishing and restorative effect the transfer of fat has on the skin of the face. It is a technique that usually requires tumescent local anesthesia in the donor area, and depending on each case, local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia to reduce discomfort in the recipient area. The duration of the intervention depends directly on the amount of fat that you have previously agreed with your facial plastic surgeon, as small adjustments can be made quickly and without hospitalization. Unlike conventional "fillers", the fat has an initial resorption rate during the first days or weeks of treatment. However, the great benefit of lipofilling with autologous fat is the remnant that is not reabsorbed (between 40 to 70% of the total infiltrated) will stay with the patient. Being a patient's own tissue does not cause rejection, as synthetic products can do.

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