Facial fat transplantation involves removing fat from one area of the body and transferring it to facial area. Uses of fat transfer include low-volume cheeks, deep laugh lines, facial asymmetry, and facial atrophy and facial aging.
Fat Injection Steps:
- Tumescent fluid injection in the desired area
- Removal of fat by special cannulas from the desired areas
- Separation of fat cells and stem cells
- Fat injection in the breast area
Due to the fact that the injected fat is extracted from the patient’s own body, there is no possibility of allergic reactions.
Duration of surgery
Facial fat transplantation takes 1 to 3 hours depending on the size of the area being treated.
Facial lipofilling can usually be performed under local anesthesia with inducting IV sedation.
Inpatient / outpatient status
Facial lipofilling does not require hospitalization.
Possible side effects
- Tenderness at the site of surgery
are Possible side effects of fat injections that are temporary and resolve within a few days.
are possible complications of breast fat injection surgery.
Possible swelling and bruising of the injection site will resolve within a week, and it will be possible to return to daily work a few days after the facial lipofilling.
About 20 to 40 percent of the injected fat is absorbed within 6 months after lipofilling, and the rest will remain permanently transplanted. Usually, in the first stage of injection, more volume is injected than the required amount of fat to achieve the desired result and the need for re-injection of fat is eliminated.
According to research, if you need to re-inject fat, it will take at least 6 to 12 months from the previous injection to get better results.
Dr. Gholam Hossein Ghorabi
Specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Official member of the American Academy of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS)
Official member of Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS)
Tehran, Valiasr, above Mellat Park, in front of the Young Journalists Club, Corner of Ravanpour Street, Jam Tower