FAT GRAFTING – LIPOFILLING
Liposculpture allows the doctor to get some amount of fat from the abdomen and place it in the calves when they are not shapely, or in another area such as the face, lips, or for highlighting cheekbone.
What is Lipofilling?
It is an groovy operation in the U.S. performed by plastic surgeons after removal of unwanted localized fat from almost every part of the body such as the face, neck (double chin), breast, abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, buns, knees, ankles and gynecomastia.
As said before, liposuction removes the fat excess in an area of the body.
This fat is collected and then it can be repositioned in various other parts of the body (lipofilling) that need it so that the body gets perfect harmony.
For example, the doctor may take a certain amount of fat from the abdomen and place it in the calves, when they are not shapely, or in another area such as the face, lips, or for highlighting cheekbone.
The fat taken can be applied to the entire body, where there is excess fat, such as the buttocks, thighs, abdomen and arms. Fat intake can be made from the neck (jowl), which can be applied either as a single regional liposuction or as part of a face-neck lifting. Finally, fat intake is an important complementary technique in most cosmetic procedures such as abdominoplasty, arms plastic surgery, gynecomastia, but is also used in the state of the art form of breast reduction.
Dr. Boukouvalas is a Lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Scientific Director of the Medical team and CEO of Anagenesis as well as Director of the Metropolitan Hospital Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. Also a member of ISPRAS, HESPRAS, EBOPRAS, IPRAS.
How is lipofilling performed?
The operation is performed under local anesthesia and sedation, namely, patients do not receive general anesthesia, breath on their own and do not feel pain and soon after surgery they are able to return home.
The whole procedure involves first in the stage of lipoanarrofisis injection in the area where we want to remove fat, a large quantity of special local anesthetic solution. After that fat is removed using thin tools in the context of the so-called high definition liposuction.
Then this fat after appropriate treatment (centrifugation, purification, condensation) is reintroduced into the body by correcting in an ideal way the imperfect zones or by aesthetically enhancing other body regions such as the face (nasal wrinkles, cheekbones etc.)
Particular mention must be made to the contradistinction of the use of our fat in relation to any other material (fillers). Our fat is a material which by definition cannot show the slightest form of allergy, since it comes from our own body.
Also, the correction made using fat has a very long duration, which can be as long as a decade and varies tremendously from the one and a half year duration of various forms of hyaluronic acid. It is the least expensive method, if we count the quantities of hyaluronic one would need all these years when the effect of lipofilling lasts.
Therefore lipofilling clearly outdoes the use of injectable materials in terms of duration of effect, quality of effect, because we can comfortably lipofill the amount of adipocytes needed and in terms of treatment costs due to the multiannual effect.
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