Fat injection – Lipostructure





The aim of this intervention is to fill in hollow parts (natural or post-traumatic) of the patient’s body with fat removed from another part of his/her body.

These kinds of injections are used to fill in wrinkles, hollow parts of the face, or other irregularities.

It needs to be performed by a qualified surgeon.


In practical terms


Before the surgery:

The surgeon undertakes a clinical study in order to determine the changes and corrrections needed. The patient’s needs also depend on their ageing process. If a general anaesthesia is necessary, the patient meets the anaesthesist at least 48 hours before the surgery.

It is recommended not to take any medication containing aspirin or anti-inflammatory 10 days before.


During the surgery:

First, the areas from where fat will be removed are identified. The surgeon then removes the fat with cannulas through a micro incision. The transferable cells are separated from the rest and re-injected into the hollow areas with a cannula.


After the surgery:

The pain resulting from this intervention is not significant.

Bruises and swelling may appear (and disappear after 1 to 2 weeks) after the surgery.

It is recommended to avoid sun exposure on the treats areas.

The final result may take up to 3 to 6 months to be fully visible.

Small modifications may be necessary depending on the way the transplanted tissues react.




What are the side effects of fat injections?

Skin graft’s successful integration may be partial. In this case, small modifications may be needed.

Bruises may appear but infections are very rare.