Lipofilling involves removing fat from one area of the body and transferring it to another area. Uses of body fat injection include the creation of volume in the buttocks, legs, reconstruction of burn scars in different areas of the body, creation of volume in the facial area and rejuvenation of the hands and fingers by injection of fat cells and growth factor.
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 target 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
The fat injection process takes 1 to 3 hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Lipofilling is usually performed under local anesthesia with inducting IV Sedation.
Inpatient / outpatient status
No need for hospitalization after lipofilling.
Possible side effects
- Tenderness in the fat injection area
are Possible side effects that are temporary and go away in a few days.
are possible complications of fat injection surgery.
Possible swelling and bruising in the injection site will resolve within a week, and it will be possible to return to daily work a few days after the fat injection.
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.