Lipotransfer (microfat/nanofat grafting)

Lipotransfer is a treatment for the universal rejuvenation of the face.

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Deep dark circles under the eyes appear with the aging of the face and the absorption of the fat compartments under the eyes. Other times it is just a hereditary trait that is visible from a young age

Fat transfer (liposuction) is an excellent option for the treatment of dark circles. Dark circles can be caused by various factors such as hyperpigmentation, extremely thin skin on the eyelid that clears the bone or shadows due to loss of volume.

On the one hand, with the addition of microfat we can restore the lost volume and create a smoother transition from the lower eyelid to the cheek, on the other hand, with nanofat we can improve the quality of the skin of the lower eyelid, “thicken” the skin and fight hyperpigmentation.


Dome-shaped and protruding cheekbones are a very attractive feature of some women and men who have a face that is too thin or which has “sunken” deep enough into the face over time.

The “fall” of the cheekbones is one of the first signs of aging and the restoration of the volume of the cheekbones gives excellent results.


The temples are an area that is often neglected when it comes to rejuvenating the upper third of the face, but they are a very important area for treating and rejuvenating the eyes.

The fringes, when at full volume, “enhance” the tail of the brow. When the temple begins to lose its volume, the tail of the brow begins to “drop” slightly.


Lipotransfer or liposuction in the cheek area allows reshaping of the face that is too thin due to the fact that it has suffered fat loss over time or great weight loss.

Based on the principle of autologous fat, with this fat transfer technique, the cheeks will “fill” the gap left by the reduction of facial volume in a direct and definitive way.

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  • Local tumescent anesthesia.
  • Mild oral sedation (drunkenness).
  • Collection of fat from the lower abdomen.
  • Collection of fat from the lateral thigh if fat in the abdominal area is limited or in cases where patients are very thin and there is no no fat.
  • Local tumescent anaesthesia applied to the areas of the abdomen or the lateral thigh from where the fat is harvested as well as the areas of the face that are to be treated.
  • Small incisions in the navel or a fold of thigh skin to collect fat.
  • Insertion of small tubes (special microcannulas) and collection of fat cells.
  • Twice as much fat is placed as is actually needed.
  • The amount of fat is meticulously measured and then accurately placed in each area.
  • The collected fat is subjected to a special purification treatment where all unwanted elements (fats, red blood cells, fibrous tissue) are removed. The fat is concentrated and purified.
  • Finally, the fat is re-injected into the tissue below the folds or hollows of the face.
  • Fat transfer surgery is always performed by a Specialized Plastic Surgeon who specializes in Facial Aesthetic Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Relaxation of the skin due to age.
  • Changes in the facial area due to aging that create a hollow.
  • Fat loss in the facial area.
  • Thinning of the skin and chorion in the facial area at the same time as the loss of fat in the face.
  • Intense cheekbones that worsen the projection of the cheek folds (marionette lines).
  • Loss of adipose tissue (fat) and soft tissue in the facial area.
  • A drop in the ‘cushions’ of fat in the apples of the face that aggravates the nasolabial folds.
  • Solar skin damage associated with skin thinning, aging and wrinkling.

It is usually performed under local anaesthesia with mild sedation. Intravenous (IV) sedation or general anaesthesia with local anaesthesia in selected cases.

You can use your usual makeup in 4 to 7 days after the procedure. You can return to work if necessary, usually in 4 to 7 days after the operation. You can start exercising again, doing aerobics and jogging, usually two weeks after the operation.

Consider yourself an outpatient, go home the same day after surgery. There is little need to use painkillers. You can easily take care of the housework the same day you return home after the operation. Mild to moderate bumps appear on the areas of the face that underwent surgery for 2 to 3 days. Bruising and swelling usually last up to 7 days after surgery. Full exercise activity (aerobics, jogging) usually two weeks after surgery. You can use your usual makeup in 4 to 7 days after the procedure. Make-up can be used 4 days after the operation to cover the bruises.

Cold compresses and ice on the areas of intervention for 48 hours. No sports activities are allowed. You should not lift weights, jog or run for the first two weeks after surgery. The top of the bed should be elevated during the day or during sleep at a 30-degree angle for up to two weeks after surgery. Take your prescription medicines correctly according to the instructions given to you.

  • Advanced age.
  • Very thin patients.
  • Some previous resurfacing with laser or chemical resurfacing that did not provide the right solution to the wrinkle problem (especially around the mouth).
  • Poorly controlled medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, heart disease)
  • Some complementary procedures such as facelift and laser resurfacing, which are usually performed at the same time.
  • Moderate sun exposure in the past.
  • A smoking history of many years.

Many individuals seek to make the best of themselves and improve their facial appearance. They have a strong desire to look younger. They want to get rid of the pronounced nasolabial folds. They want to get rid of the pronounced cheekbones that aggravate the projection of the beard-cheek folds (marionette lines). They feel frustrated with the hollows that have formed in the lower eyelid. They show moderate to severe form of aging throughout the facial area. They are not at all happy with their general appearance due to aging. They don’t like the image of their appearance when they look in the mirror. Their appearance looks tired and worn. They have a thin, aged face. They show moderate wrinkling in the facial area. They show fat loss on the face. Healthy people with aging problems in the facial area. People with health problems who may qualify for simpler fat transfer or fat grafting procedures.

Individuals seeking to improve their appearance. Individuals who are unhappy with the delicate appearance of their face and deep folds. People who look older than their age even though they feel younger. Healthy people. People who want to feel better about themselves. People who feel frustrated by the changes that have occurred in the creases, eye sockets and cheeks.

Ages 20 to 40 – lips and cheeks. Ages 40 to 75 – lips, cheeks, eyelid hollows, nasolabial folds, beard and lip folds (marionette lines) and temporal lip atrophy.

In case of mild to moderate heart or lung disease. If there are other major medical conditions. If you are on chronic anticoagulation. If you have minimal fat on your thighs or abdomen.

First phase: the areas of the face that have undergone surgery will be slightly swollen for 3-4 days.

Second phase: the swelling decreases, the swelling and bruising subsides and the areas that have undergone surgery become smaller in size.

Third phase: the transplanted fat is recovered and renewed blood vessels grow within the transplanted fat.

Fourth phase: the fat becomes functional and viable and the operated areas increase in size.

The final result is completed several months after the surgery.

  • Massage or manipulation should not be performed on areas of the face that have undergone a fat transfer or fat grafting procedure (facial fat grafting).
  • Put cold compresses over the areas that underwent liposuction surgery for 48 hours.
  • No sports activities are allowed.
  • You should not lift weights, jog or run for the first two weeks after surgery.
  • The top of the bed should be raised during the day or during sleep at a 30-degree angle. usually up to two weeks after surgery.
  • Use the prescribed medicines as directed.
  • Occasional use of pain medication is required for one to two days after surgery.
  • Take the oral antibiotics prescribed by your plastic surgeon according to the instructions.
  • Patience is necessary as some mild to moderate bumps may appear and it is possible that they may remain for a week or more.

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