Lipofilling is a methodology used for the restoration of the outlines and volumes of the face and body by using the patient's own fat cells. The fat cells are pumped from the locations where they are in excess for the procedure, then they are introduced into the area having a lack of volume. The technique has a pronounced effect; it does not require the use of implants or fillers, as well as it requires no application of sutures and leaves no scars. Body's own cells take root faster, do not cause rejection and have no complications in the process of rehabilitation.
Procedures are classified depending on the zone that they are applied at. The most popular lipofilling areas are face and hands. When performing the procedure on the face, its oval can be corrected, pronounced wrinkles may be eliminated, pigmentation may be removed, skin tone may be restored, scars from acne may be leveled, the lips’ volume may be increased or their shape may be corrected. Performing lipofilling on hands gives a pronounced anti-aging effect. The wrinkles are smoothened significantly, the skin acquires tonicity, severity of pigmentation and blood vessels is being reduced. The rejuvenating effect is noted when comparing the skin state before and after the procedure.
Lipofilling is also performed in other parts of the body: decollete area, neck, thighs and buttocks.
The fillers became a very popular measure for the correction of wrinkles or imperfections of shape and volume. They can be completely synthetic or may have a composition that is identical to natural skin components; these means are introduced under the skin. They give a pronounced effect, but can carry a number of complications. Even having a composition identical to the natural one, the fillers are foreign components for the body, and therefore they may cause rejection. It can manifest itself in the long period of healing or in total rejection performed by the body and the formation of persistent inflammation.
Own fat is not perceived by the body as something foreign, therefore, the period of rehabilitation is as short as possible, and the risk of complications is minimized. Before the introduction the fat taken is being cleaned, so the chance of infection is ruled out completely.
The procedure begins with the collection of material. To do this ,the Klein solution is being administered into area of the buttocks or thighs, where a greater accumulation of fat cells is often present, which liquefies the tissues. After collection the fat is subjected to centrifugation for removal of blood and other inclusions. In order to administer it into the desired area the special cannulas are used. The puncture is not sutured after introduction, it is glued with plaster.
In time the administered cells take root, they begin to grow with blood vessels and receive adequate nutrition, what is impossible when using fillers.
In general, a session may take from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the extensiveness of the impacts. Also, you will need to schedule a preliminary consultation with the surgeon and pass the necessary tests to rule out contraindications.
Swelling and bruising are the normal manifestations after the intervention. These symptoms disappear after completion of the rehabilitation period. In general, the method is considered to be less traumatic than others, so the risks are reduced to zero. But there is a risk of infection at the puncture site when referring to unqualified surgeons or due to wrong care after intervention.
After the procedure there is no need to stay in hospital, and the patient goes home immediately. The pain may be observed in penetration zone within 10 hours after the intervention, which subsides on its own. During the restoration, which takes an average of 3 weeks, do not heat and rub the intervention spot and do not use aggressive cosmetics and medicines on it. Also, you need to reduce physical load and renounce tanning in the sun and in a solarium for 3 weeks.
As a result of the operation the skin becomes taut, supple, its color is improved, severity of deep wrinkles is being reduced and hydration is increased, what is confirmed by photos of our patients before and after the procedure. A feature of the biomaterial is that it dissolves over time. That is why the effect lasts an average of 2 to 5 years.
The cost of correction in our clinic depends on the area of intervention and the complexity of the operation, the indicative cost is shown in the price section, the exact value will be announced by the surgeon after the inspection and consultation.
You can make an appointment at our clinic in Poltava to find out how much it costs to perform lipofilling, ask questions and get the advice of a doctor.