Lipofilling is a procedure where one's own fat tissue is used to add volume and sculpt different parts of the human body.
It is most often used to rejuvenate the face – the nasolabial folds are filled and smoothed, and the cheekbones and cheeks are given volume. Lipofilling is the safest method for filling in hollows under the eyes. It is also a great method for lip augmentation. It is also used to correct irregularities due to liposuction, in breast reconstruction, to rejuvenate the palms of the hands, etc.
The procedure is suitable for all men and women who want to improve their appearance. By adding volume where needed, a natural and excellent result is achieved. The procedure is widely used and practically has no upper age limit. An important condition is that the patient is not too thin; that is, there is enough fat tissue to be transferred to the desired area.
The duration is between 1.5 and 3 hours, depending on the volume of fat tissue that needs to be transferred. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. It starts by taking adipose tissue, most often from the abdomen or thighs. This is done by making a small incision in the previously anesthetized donor site, and with the help of a fine cannula, the necessary amount of fat tissue is extracted. The fat tissue is then purified and injected into the desired area with the help of another cannula.
*The type of cannulas used is very important for the final result since it largely depends on the so-called “survival” of the injected fatty tissue, i.e., the final volume that will permanently remain in the new location.
Lipofilling is a very gentle procedure with excellent results. A great advantage of the procedure is that the patient’s fat tissue is used – thus, rejuvenation takes place naturally, and the risk of an allergic reaction is completely avoided. From the injected fat tissue, after 1.5-2 months, up to 30%-50% remain permanently. The procedure can be applied repeatedly until the desired effect is achieved. The recovery period depends mainly on the patient’s age and health. Most people return to work as early as the second day when the initial swelling and possible redness have passed.