LIPOFILLING

Lipofilling is a procedure in which fat is trans­ferred from one part of the body to another. There are various reasons for patients opting for this particular procedure, but mainly to cor­rect aesthetic defects while safely using their own fat as a permanent filler.

The whole procedure consists of 2 parts.

Part 1. Liposuction: The fat is taken from the chosen area. Usually the abdomen, back, hips, thighs or the neck.

Part 2: Lipofilling: The fat then gets purified and filtered using special machines. Once safe to do so, the fat is then reinjected into the de­sired area such as the face, breast, hands or buttocks.

LIPOFILLING OF THE FACE

As we age, our skin loses elasticity. Tissues be­gin to sag which leads to structural skin chang­es, muscle definition and tone decreases and our soft tissues shrink which can make us look and feel years older than we are.

What can I expect of the operation?

The operation will be performed under local anesthetic and will take between 30 to 60 min­utes. Markings will be made on your face by your surgeon. Small injections will be used to numb the skin. Once this skin has become numb, the fat will be taken out by liposuction, and the fat cells and the stem cells will be iso­lated and used as a filler in the face.

What are the risks?

It is considered to be a low risk procedure.

What to expect after the operation?

Some slight discomfort, which subsides after the first few hours. Some swelling and bruising, combined with tightness of the area where the fat has been taken and reinserted.

How long before I can resume my normal day to day activities?

Most people manage to return to activities in the first few days after surgery. It is recommend not to do any energetic activities in the first 2 weeks.

What are the results?

Facial skin is more toned as well as restored facial volume. Overall, your skin is rejuvenated, allowing you to look much younger.

LIPOFILLING OF THE HANDS

Lipo filling of the hands has proven to be very effec­tive and efficient in fixing the “skeletal” appearance of ageing hands. Resulting in a much desirable and younger look.

What to expect after the operation?

The operation will be performed under local anes­thesia and will take around 1 hour. The fat is taken, processed and then re injected into the back of the hand using a cannula.

What are the risks?

It is considered to be a low risk procedure.

What to expect after the operation?

Some slight discomfort, which subsides after the first few hours. You will have slight bruising and in rare cases some swelling.

How long before I can resume my normal day to day activities?

Immediately, but we advise you to wait approxi­mately 7 days before doing anything manual.

What are the results?

Correcting the “skeletal” appearance as well as be­ing left with plumper and much younger and vibrant looking hands.

LIPOFILLING OF THE BREASTS

Lipo filling of the breasts is an ideal solution for wom­en who are looking for a relatively small increase in breast size and would prefer natural results.

What can I expect of the operation?

The surgeon will see you before the operation to make markings on your breasts. The operation will be performed under general anesthetic and will take approximately one hour and a half. Once the fat is removed, it will be filtered and processed. It will then be re injected into your breasts and used to augment the breast.

What are the risks?

It is considered to be a low risk procedure.

What to expect after the operation?

Some slight discomfort, which will subside after the first few hours. Slight tightness and bruising of the areas where the fat was taken as well as in your breasts. You may also notice some asymmetry, but this will disappear as swelling goes down and you heal.

How long before I can resume my normal day to day activities?

Most women can resume light activities in the first 2 weeks after the surgery. Sports activities can be resumed after 6 weeks.

What are the results?

Your breasts will be enlarged and look natural in their appearance.

LIPOFILLING OF THE BUTTOCKS

Sometimes a woman may be displeased with the appearance of her buttocks. For some women they may desire a fuller buttock, others may wish to reverse the signs and effects of aging by lifting a drooping buttocks. Lipo filling of this kind gives volume to the buttocks with a natural aesthetic method without scarring.

What can I expect of the operation?

Once removed, the filtered and purified fats will be injected into the buttocks using small inci­sions with cannulas.

There will be no visible scarring of the skin. The procedure is performed under general an­esthesia and lasts between 1 to 2 hours.

What are the risks?

It is considered to be a low risk procedure and very safe.

What to expect after the operation?

Moderate pain is felt for a few hours; this will quickly subside. You may experience slight bruising and some edema during the first week.

How long before I can resume my normal day to day activities?

The patient will be able to perform their usual activities within a few days after sur­gery. Long walks should be limited. While sport activities can only be resumed after 6 weeks.

What are the results?

Minimal to zero scarring as well as a slim­mer and more defined lower back. As well as a natural aesthetically pleasing but­tocks