At a Glance
- Treatment duration: 30 minutes to 2 hours (outpatient)
- Anesthesia: Exclusively local anesthesia (tumescent anesthesia)
- Sport: After several days at the earliest (according to the extent/type of area treated)
- Socially acceptable activities: The day after treatment at the earliest (according to the extent/type of area treated)
- Preliminary examinations: Blood test, further examinations depending on the patient’s state of health
- Compression garments: Normally not needed
- Incapacity to work: Generally no restrictions
- Check-ups: To be arranged on an individual basis
We know from experience that many of our patients suffer from a loss of volume in the face. This may be due to a person’s disposition, but stress in particular and an exhausting lifestyle speed up the rate at which subcutaneous fat tissue is broken down, thus reducing the quality of the skin prematurely. Haggard facial structures can also be an indication that the adrenal gland’s efficiency is decreasing.
Used as natural filler, autologous fat is particularly well suited for naturally optimizing the shape of the face. For example, a loss of volume can be restored on the jaw line and in the eye area. In contrast to artificial fillers (e.g., silicone), your body’s own fat is 100 percent your body’s own “material”.
What Happens During Facial Treatment with Autologous Fat?
Initially, a small amount of your body fat is gently extracted manually in local anesthesia. The autologous fat obtained is injected by using fine injection needles into the areas of the face you want to have treated in order to define contours and restore lost volume.
No stem cell enrichment is carried out during this type of autologous fat transfer, meaning that refreshments may be needed some time later. This is the essential difference to facial treatment using stem cells or stem cell-enriched autologous fat, for which one round of treatment usually suffices.
Autologous fat injections are suitable for facial rejuvenation, treating wrinkles, correcting dents, unevenness and a lack of volume in the face and other areas of the body.
You can also combine autologous fat injections with other types of treatment. Should you wish to replenish lost volume in your face and also have a problem with unwanted fat pads (e.g., double chin) a combined liposuction with thin facial microcannulas would be suitable. For general regeneration and tissue strengthening, we additionally recommend several months of therapy with bioidentical hormones and strengthening substances.
The Period after Treatment
Autologous fat injections are administered on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. Normally, you will be fully mobile and able to work as normal afterwards.
Aftercare requirements are minimal: It is normally sufficient to wear plasters or a light bandage overnight. Bruises, reddening or swelling may possibly occur. According to the extent and type of the area treated, we will provide you with individual aftercare recommendations and will support you during the healing process.
In order that nobody notices your little secret, you can put make-up on any bruises you may have on the day after an autologous fat injection, if necessary. To obtain optimal treatment results, the areas the fat was injected into should not be pressed on for some time (e.g., by wearing tight-fitting clothes).