Fat is good. Seven questions to a plastic surgeon about lipofilling
Fat is good. Seven questions to a plastic surgeon about lipofilling

Lipofilling is perhaps the most frequent search engine query regarding beauty treatments. It is understandable: the desire to become younger, slimmer and smoother thanks to your own fat is quite natural. But what is behind lipofilling and who is it suitable for?

Fat is good. Seven questions to a plastic surgeon about lipofilling
Fat is good. Seven questions to a plastic surgeon about lipofilling

Lipofilling is a complex technique for correcting age-related changes in the face and body contours, the essence of which is the transplantation (transplantation) of the patient's own adipose tissue from one zone to another.

David Grishkyan, a board-certified plastic surgeon, Doctor of Medical Sciences, a full member of the Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of Russia, a member of the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), a full member of the European Society of Rhinologists (ERS), answered seven key questions about the procedure. The founder of lipofilling in Russia. He is the author of his own method of face lipofilling, which allows to obtain an engraftment rate of up to 95% of fatty autograft.

1. What is the uniqueness of lipofilling? Why has the procedure become so popular?

Lipofilling can be called a unique procedure that is as gentle for the body as possible and guarantees a result. The uniqueness lies primarily in the fact that the contours of the face are corrected with the help of their own fat cells. Fat is taken in areas that are ideal for these purposes: from the knees, thighs, abdomen. Globally, it is like a "redistribution" of fat in the body - the doctor removes it from problem areas and uses it to sculpt the face. With this approach, you can achieve high efficiency and minimize risks.

2. What are the advantages of this particular method of facial rejuvenation?

The main advantage of the procedure can be formulated as "naturalness". Since own fat cells are used for correction, the possibility of rejection is excluded. Plus, the face after lipofilling looks natural, there is no overtightening, excessive bulges or depressions. The procedure is minimally invasive, that is, it is carried out with minimal surgical intervention.

The postoperative period passes without complications, the patient does not need rehabilitation. Of course, for some time after the operation, you need to adhere to the regimen and follow the doctor's recommendations, but this does not cause any particular difficulties.

3. How is the face lipofilling procedure performed?

The procedure is carried out in several stages, which in total takes from half an hour to an hour, while the patient is under general anesthesia. At the first stage, fat cells are taken from the zone that the doctor and patient have previously identified. The fat is not immediately sent to the correction zone (that is, to the face), but is purified. This is necessary in order to highlight

maximally viable cells. The isolated cells can additionally be saturated with platelet mass. Further, as accurately and delicately as possible, fat cells are introduced into those zones that need to be adjusted. The operation site is closed with strips.

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4. What problems and areas can be corrected by face lipofilling?

The technique allows you to correct almost any area. Lipofilling has proven itself to be effective in eliminating nasolabial folds, removing wrinkles (including age-related ones), general rejuvenation and correction of facial contours, modeling cheekbones, and removing lacrimal lines.

5. Who is the procedure suitable for?

The procedure is suitable for everyone who would like to correct the lines of the face, restore the skin's elasticity and natural healthy appearance. Of course, lipofilling has contraindications, their presence (or absence) is determined by the doctor during a consultation.

6. In what cases is lipofilling not needed? Is it possible to independently determine whether it is necessary for me?

Lipofilling is not needed if you are completely satisfied with your face and do not plan to correct it in any way. The desire always comes from the patient, and the doctor determines whether it is possible to carry out the procedure or it is not possible.

7. Does it happen that your fat does not take root? How is it handled?

Not all fat cells take root, but as a result of natural metabolic processes, non-adherent cells are "utilized". Those cells that have taken root will remain forever.

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