Lipofilling of the face
Lipofilling of the face in Lausanne
Who is it for?
For those who notice a loss of volume and tone in the face.
Type of hospitalization
Duration of the procedure
On average 1h30
Type of anesthesia
Local or general depending on the case
Duration of results
Duration of social eviction
From CHF 4900
What is lipofilling?
Lipofilling, also called lipostructure or lipomodelling, is a plastic surgery technique that aims to restore volume to certain parts of the body through the injection of fat. Fat is taken from certain areas of the patient's body (stomach, hips, buttocks, flanks, knees). This fat is then purified and reinjected into the parts of the body where volume need be restored. Since it is the patient's own fat, the risk of rejection by the body is considerably reduced.
Lipofilling is a technique used in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. It is most often indicated to make certain parts of the face more voluminous or to plump up hollow areas.
It is important that you have clear and realistic expectations regarding the desired result.
A healthy lifestyle, a healthy diet and quitting smoking at least one month before the procedure will contribute to a smooth procedure and a good recovery.
Lipofilling: the procedure
Lipofilling is performed under local or general anesthesia. The doctor locates the areas with excess fat. The fat is then removed by liposuction and purified using a centrifuge. Once the fat is purified, it is collected and injected in the desired location.
The procedure is ambulatory and does not require any time off work.
After the operation, you may experience quite bearable pain that can be treated with medication. It is possible that bruises may appear after the operation. They will disappear spontaneously.
If the swelling of the face bothers you, it is possible to stop for up to 5 days. In any case, you must protect yourself from the sun for one month.
No visible scarring is to be expected. Results are immediate in the areas where the fat has been removed. The area treated by lipofilling is completely disinflamed after 2 to 3 weeks. It will take about 3 months to see the final result, because part of the injected fat is resorbed by the body.
The results are long-lasting.
A lack of fat can be corrected during a second operation, whereas a surplus of fat is definitive. For this reason, there is a tendency to inject less fat, and imperfections may result.
An accumulation of liquid under the skin may occur. This can be drained by means of punctures.
Although complications are rare, an infection may occur, as in any surgical procedure. Sensitivity problems in the treated area may also occur. They are slight and temporary.
During your appointment, the doctor will explain all the possible risks and complications related to this procedure, even though they are rare. It is only after you have talked to the doctor that you will have all the information you need to make your decision.
This procedure cannot be offered to you if you do not have sufficient fat reserves, which is rare.
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