45 min – 1,5 h
Type of anesthesia
Local anesthesia or sedation
3 – 7 days
from CHF 6,500
Objectives of a facial lipofilling
Facial lipofilling or lipostructure is a surgical technique for the transfer of autologous fat (autologous fat grafting).
This interventions makes it possible tocorrect the volumes of the face in order to render it more harmonious.
This technique provides definitive and very satisfactory results.
It is common to combine this procedure with a facelift or a blepharoplasty to improve the global harmony of the face and provide a natural result.
The latest advances in the field of autologous fat microinjections make it possible to treat different problems simultaneously: volume restoration (cheekbones, temples, eyelids, forehead, mandibular lines, chin, cheeks), dark circles, lips, wrinkles, fine lines and skin quality thanks to stem cell-induced tissue regeneration.
Who is Lipofilling for?
Lipofilling is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is intended for people with slackening of the tissues located at the level of the face , thus causing a significant loss of volume.
Since the transferred fat cells come from your own body, there is no risk of rejection. The grafted cells remain in place permanently and the result can therefore be considered definitive.
Toutefois, la graisse réinjectée demeure sensible aux variations de poids. Ainsi en cas d’amaigrissement, le volume de graisse diminuera. A l’inverse, il augmentera en cas de prise de poids.
Lipofilling is a surgical procedure that can lead to risks and complications. A first consultation with your surgeon is essential to know if this intervention is adapted to your particular situation.
The Lipofilling procedure
A lipofilling will positively transform the harmony of your face . The results are definitive. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations to optimize the healing process and the quality of the result.
Before the intervention
The first consultation is essential to understand your request and your motivations. Your surgeon will take the necessary time to carefully analyse your facial anatomy to ensure that the procedure will beautify your face and provide real rejuvenation.
A pre-operative health check will be carried out to verify the absence of contraindications.
Lipofilling usually takes place under local anesthesia with sedation. However, in some cases, a general anaesthesia is preferred. The choice of the technique will be made between you, your anesthesiologist and your surgeon.
A consultation with your anesthesiologist will take place a few days before your procedure.
The day of the procedure
Your surgeon will adapt his technique accordingly to the needed corrections.
During the first stage of the operation, the surgeon will remove the fat from the donor site using a non-traumatic micro-cannula.
The fat is centrifuged in order to isolate the adipocytes.
The fat is then reinjected into your face through 1 mm micro-incisions, using micro-cannula. This allows an increase in volume and a re-tensioning of the tissues.
The duration of the procedure depends on the quantity of fat to be reinjected and the number of locations to be treated. It can vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
After the procedure
The afternath of facial lipofilling is not very painful.
As a general rule, an oedema appears during the 48 hours following the intervention. It will generally take 5 to 15 days to be completely resorbed.
Ecchymoses appear in the first hours at the level of reinjection zones. They resorb within 10 to 20 days after the intervention.
If the visibility of the bruises bothers you, you can count on a few days of social downtime. But if it does not bother you, you can resume social activities after 3 days.
Sun exposure should be avoided during the first month to prevent skin pigmentation.
The result is appreciable after a period of three to six months. if the indication has been correctly set, the result is generally very satisfactory.
Even if the technique is perfectly executed, there will be a decrease of about 20 to 40% between the amount of fat removed and the amount that will actually be grafted in the end because some of it will inevitably reabsorb.
The surgeon will take this into account when evaluating the quantity of fat to be injected. The goal of this surgery is to bring an improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result should give you great satisfaction.
The art of facial Lipofilling at Laclinic
At Laclinic, the artistic skills of the surgeons are essential for each intervention. For facial lipostructure, the challenge will be to obrain a tailor-made result for each patient and restoring the volumes in an optimal way while keeping the personality of your face intact.
Our specialists master this intervention and will avoid the hyper-correction linked to reinjection of an excessive quantity of fat.
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Around the surgery
The first consultation
The first consultation is essential to identify your needs and expectations. Our specialists will take all the necessary time to understand your demand and offer you the best advice.
Laclinic's doctors are particularly attentive to pain management in order to make your intervention as comfortable and safe as possible.
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