Plastische Chirurgie Düsseldorf

Lipofilling – the proportions are key

Many patients find their proportions asymmetrical, because small fat deposits have shifted. Treatment with the body’s own fat makes it possible to restore the body’s silhouette and fill in wrinkles or add volume.

Who is lipofilling suitable for?

Treatment with your own fat is suitable for you especially if you want your full, youthful cheeks back. You benefit from a low-risk treatment. But deep and superficial scars can also be evened out with lipofilling.

How does lipofilling work?

The principle was developed by the plastic surgeon Sydney Coleman in 1986. Fatty tissue is removed from a part of the patient’s body that is not visible, e.g. depending on disposition, from the abdomen, hips, or thighs and then purified. Then it is inserted into the desired site, such as the cheeks, without damaging the tissue. The transplantation of the body’s own fat is individually coordinated to you and done under local anesthesia, in twilight sleep, or under general anesthesia. Tissue swelling and minor bruising may occur after treatment. They usually go away within 14 days.

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Lipofilling is well tolerated and very rarely causes allergic reactions. It can be used in many ways for adding volume and correcting scars. The advantage in comparison with hyaluronic acid is that most of the fat is not completely broken down by the body and thus leads to long-term results.

What potential complications are there?

Lipofilling is very safe in the hands of a qualified specialist for plastic and cosmetic surgery and has been used for many years. We would be happy to advise you personally in our practice and discuss the method in detail with all its advantages and disadvantages with you.


Who is lipofilling suitable for?

Treatment with your own fat is suitable for you especially if you want your full, youthful cheeks back. You benefit from a low-risk treatment. But deep and superficial scars can also be evened out with lipofilling.


Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen IPRAS European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Deutsche Gesellschaft für Senologie Interplast Germany