What is facial lipofilling and what is it for
Over time, the face begins to lose its fatty layer: the eyes appear sunken and hollow, the cheeks empty and the cheekbones emerge under the skin until they protrude, giving the face an angular and skeletal appearance. This situation can be corrected with the modern technique of lipofilling or liporestructuring according to Coleman.
With lipofilling, the adipose tissue taken from a part of our body is transferred to be transferred and implanted in areas of the face or body that have emptied. Lipofilling is indicated in those people who, with aging, manifest a clear resorption of the subcutaneous fat of the face.
The face has expressions that constantly change thanks to the elasticity of the skin, the elastic softness of the underlying adipose tissue and the continuous dynamic action of the mimic muscles. Under the skin there is, in fact, a precious, very soft adipose layer that is found between the skin and the underlying skeleton bones. The adipose tissue hides the skeleton very well and gives a pleasant plasticity to the face and its mimicry.
With aging one of the most frequent phenomena is the progressive reabsorption of the thickness of the adipose tissue and this occurs above all to the detriment of the upper half of the face, around the eyes, temples and in the malar zygomatic region (i.e. the central region of the face between the cheeks and cheekbones).
The skin, following the loss of the underlying adipose tissue, appears flaccid and emptied because it lacks the support that gave it turgor: lipofilling will correct this situation and make the face young and fresh again.
How lipofilling surgery works according to Coleman
To perform the lipofilling or liporestructuring operation according to Coleman, the adipose tissue is taken from an area where there is excess fat (for example from the hips or from the ‘abdomen).
After collection, the tissue is immediately centrifuged to isolate the most precious part, that is the one that best takes root, and it is injected into the chosen areas of the face or body. The implant is performed with tiny syringes equipped with thin atraumatic blunt cannulas through which the quantities of fat established in the subcutaneous plane are injected.
With lipofilling they can be filled:
- Nasogenic furrows
- Various areas of the body (such as breasts and buttocks)
The operation can be performed under local anesthesia or in general, depending on the case.
How is the post-operative?
After the operation, the pain is absent, while the swelling in the area where the adipose tissue is implanted lasts only a few days. The result obtained is very natural and pleasant.
A part of the transplanted fat takes root, while a part reabsorbs over time: for this reason, a little more fat is always injected than will be needed.
If a greater filling is desired, it may sometimes be indicated to carry out an additional lipofilling after months or years to replenish the reabsorbed volume.
Lipofilling can be combined with a face lifting (lipolifting) for an even better result
Fat implantation can also be performed together with other cosmetic surgery interventions including for example a face lifting performed with what is called “lipolifting”.
Lipolifting combines the positive effects of a face lifting operation, which removes skin laxity, with those of lipofilling which reconstructs the volumes of lost adipose tissue.
Do you have questions about lipofilling?
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Yes, it has been performed with great satisfaction for patients for over 25 years: millions of people around the world have already successfully undergone this procedure.
The fat that is implanted is a little more than what is needed, because in the first few weeks some of it will be reabsorbed. What will take root will remain forever and over the years will undergo the same evolutions of the common adipose tissue.
Yes, fatty tissue can be implanted to soften old sclerotic and stiff scars.
The most treated areas are cheeks, temples, forehead and breasts.
Some rare transient bruising may appear locally which will disappear in a few days. The scars will be completely absent as the lipo-implantation is carried out with micro cannulas through which the adipose tissue is implanted in the desired areas.
No, because the adipose tissue is autologous, that is, it is taken from the same person in which it is then implanted. The fat is therefore completely compatible.
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