During the course of life the fat in the face tends to decrease. The face changes from the well shaped round facial contours in childhood and adolescence to more angular as we age. Weight loss, smoking and sun exposure are other factors that affect facial appearance. In some cases, a well-chosen endogenous fat injection restores some of the lost youthful facial expression. The face contours of the temple, eyebrows and cheeks, filling in the lips and creases between nose and mouth can be improved with a fat injection. In some cases additional fat injections helps to improve the cosmetic result after breast reconstruction due to cancer. The contour defects after trauma, congenital or acquired facial imperfections, can sometimes be treated favorably with fat injections. Endogenous fat can be taken with a specially designed cannula from different areas of the body. Suitable regions are inside of the knee, thigh or abdomen front. The fat is then cleaned thoroughly and injected with another custom made cannula into the areas you wish. The idea is for the transplanted fat cells to be integrated into the tissue in place and in this way improve the contours. This operation is performed under short general anaesthesia. No stitches need to be removed.
It is usually possible to go home in company of a relative or friend a few hours after surgery. The rehabilitation period takes a few days until the swelling and possible bruising has subsided. There may be a feeling of tension in the area where the fat injection has been made, the first few days after surgery. It is recommended to avoid massage and sunbathing on the injected areas during the first two 2 weeks after surgery. The difference between pre and post condition is noticeable immediately after surgery. However, in the longer term, the result will depend on how well the injected fat heals into place. Healing depends on the pre-conditions in the area. It is estimated that around 50% of the injected fat content is reabsorbed within the first 6 months after the operation. In this case, one or two additional injections are needed to achieve a satisfactory result. Patients who smoke have much worse pre-conditions for a good long-term result because a larger amount of the injected fat will disappear spontaneously after surgery due to poor blood circulation. We strongly recommend to stop smoking in connection with facial injections. Correcting scars Ugly scars ig after crush injury can either be exicised, polished or “tattooed” away. The latter is done by one of our partners. However, the fact is that a scar can only be replaced by another scar or camouflaged.
Ugly scars, for example after crush injury can either be insicised, reduced or “tattooed” away. The latter is done by one of our partners. However, the fact is that a scar can only be replaced by another scar or camouflaged.