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Cheek augmentation with own fat | Cheekbone lipofilling surgery

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Cheekbone augmentation with your own fat is technically known as cheekbone lipofilling. It is an operation that we perform at Clínica Sanza in Barcelona. It consists of performing a small liposuction of an area where the patient has excess fat (usually the abdominal area or legs), we process it to purify it and then infiltrate it into the cheekbones.

It is an alternative to cheek fillers with biocompatible substances or cheek augmentation with prostheses.

Lipofilling??

Before going any further, it is important to understand what lipofilling is!

I advise you to read this article on our website where it is explained in detail. It is important …

If you understand what lipofilling is, go on to this section of the website.

WHERE DO WE OPERATE?

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PATIENT’S PROFILE

People with a minimal inharmonic facial structure that do not require definitive malar prosthesis.

PROCEDURE

A fat extraction from the patient is performed by miniliposuction. Subsequently, the fat is processed and then infiltrated in the area to be filled, managing to improve the volume problems with a natural appearance and quick recovery.

The infiltration is done through a small needle without a point, called a rome point, and does not need stiches.

DURATION OF THE SURGERY

  • 1 hour.

PROTOCOL

Preoperative

  • Area evaluation to determine appropriateness of the treatment.
  • Follow specific guidelines determined by the doctor.
  • Blood test, cardiac and respiratory status, in regards of the age and health of the patient.

Anesthesia

  • Local.

Hospitalization

  • Ambulatory.

Postoperative

  • Minimal discomfort after infiltration.
  • Practically painless.
  • Medication if required.
  • Mandatory revisions after a few days, a few weeks and a few months, according to prescription.

Convalescence

  • From 1 to 2 days if there is inflamation.
  • Normal work routine the day after the intervention (even though it can take 2 to 3 days if there is physical effort required).

RESULTS

  • Excellent and safe results.
  • Rejuvenated appearance.
  • Improvement of the patient’s psychological profile and self-esteem.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

  • Simple intervention.

LEVEL OF RISK

  • Low.
  • Common risks the intervention could have: reabsorption of the fatty graft if a correct postoperative isn’t followed.
  • Risks of the intervention: hemorrhage, infection, very rare.

BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS

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Frequently asked questions about lipoinjection or lipofilling

What is lipoinjection or lipofilling treatment?

It is the treatment that fills the part of the body where we want more volume by infiltrating the fat itself.

Benefits of lipoinjection?

Lipoinjection offers the great advantage of providing autologous filler material, and therefore, allergy problems or rejections are reduced. This technique also grafts cells with great regenerative power. Currently very fashionable in rejuvenation, as they are found in fat tissue in large quantities.

How is the lipofilling procedure?

When lipoinjection is to be performed, previous liposuction is necessary to obtain the fatty tissue. It is a classic liposuction to preserve fat in the most suitable way and maintaining its properties. (LIPOLASER CANNOT BE DONE). We then process the fat and graft it to the recipient area.

Does fat affect mammography and ultrasound studies at a later date?

No. The studies can be carried out without any inconvenience. Fat is easily differentiated from other tissues. In addition, it must always be placed in the posterior plane to the mammary or subdermal tissue.

How long does this procedure take? Is hospitalization necessary?

Treatment by lipoinjection lasts approximately 2 hours and is ambulatory. Depending on the areas to be liposuctioned, it will take longer.

Is the injected fat absorbed?

With today’s techniques, a small part can be absorbed, but not all of it. Formerly it was absorbed, but now we have developed techniques for cleaning fat cells (adipocytes) that allow their survival and obtain natural and definitive results.

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