Lipotransfer (microfat/nanofat grafting)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.