The facial lipofilling is indicated to correct felt or sunk cheeks, deep naso-labial wrinkles and in some cases, the wrinkles between the inferior eyelids and cheeks.
Likewise, lipofilling is one of the common methods of lip augmentation. The necessary fat is obtained with the help of a procedure of limited liposculpture, through one or more 3-5 mm incisions. Normally the fat is extracted from the abdomen or interior thigh, afterwards it is being centrifuged, filtered and washed. The result of the process is a purified fat tissue in liquid state, prepared for injection.
Fat is later on injected where needed. It is uniformly distributed in the area by the injection of a small quantity in the tissues, so that it will be surrounded by healthy tissue. By this technique, it is assured that the transplanted fat remains in contact with the surrounding tissue, that will share oxygen and nutrients with it.
The facial lipofilling procedure has a duration of approximately one hour, depending on the size of the treated surfaces. The anesthesia is locally made, so much for the donating area, but also for the treated one.