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Facial rejuvenation with autologous fat injection by the experts in Düsseldorf

Vibrant fullness and elasticity thanks to the rejuvenating power of fat cells

Information on treatment with autologous fat

  • Treatment duration: approx. 1 hour
  • Anaesthesia: local anaesthesia, on request with sedation or under general anaesthesia
  • Stay in hospital: outpatient
  • Downtime: approx. 1 week
  • Restriction from sports: approx. 2 weeks
  • Price: from € 2,200 - (plus anaesthetic costs)

The treatment with autologous fat makes it possible to revitalize your face in a natural way and permanently reduce the signs of aging, which are caused by the loss of volume and elasticity of the tissue.

As we age, our tissue and skin naturally change. This process can be intensified by unfavourable living conditions and habits, such as nicotine consumption, stress, lack of sleep and unhealthy nutrition. As a result, there is a progressive loss of youthful volume and elasticity of the tissues: sunken cheeks, temples and nasolabial folds, as well as intensified bags under the eyes making the face appear tired and worn out.

By injecting the patient's autologous fat (known as lipotransfer), the missing volume can be rebuilt and signs of aging can be effectively and permanently alleviated. During the lipotransfer, a small amount of fat is removed from a suitable region of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, by means of liposuction. The advantage of an autologous fat injection is that the body's own substance is used, of which 50 to 70 percent remains permanently in place as living tissue and is not broken down again. The treatment result is permanent. If necessary, the treatment can be repeated without any problems.

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1. For whom is the injection with autologous fat suitable?

Treatment with your autologous fat is particularly suitable if you want to regain a youthful, natural fullness of your facial contours. You can benefit from the low-risk treatment, which uses only the body's own material. In addition, a whole range of other positive effects of an autologous fat transplant can be enjoyed.

An improvement of the following problems can be achieved:

  • Lack of volume in the temples, cheeks, zygomatic region, nasolabial folds and tear ducts
  • Wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes
  • Wrinkles around the mouth (smoker's wrinkles)
  • Scars, scalds and burns

2. How does the treatment with autologous fat work?

The principle was developed as early as 1986 by plastic surgeon, Sydney Coleman. From a suitable region of the body (e.g., on the abdomen, hips or thighs), fatty tissue is removed by liposuction, without scarring, and sterilized in the process.

The removed fatty tissue is rich in stem cells and natural growth factors, which are transplanted with the living fat cells and can develop a tissue-improving effect immediately. The extracted fat is then inserted in the desired area, such as the cheeks, using fine cannulas. The transplantation of autologous fat is tailored to your individual needs and performed under local anaesthetic, in sedation, or under general anaesthetic, if desired.

After the treatment, tissue swelling and minor bruising will occur. This typically subsides within 14 days.

3. What are the advantages of autologous fat treatment?

Your own fat can be used in a variety of ways to build volume and correct scars. The advantage in contrast to hyaluronic acid or other fillers is that the majority of the body's own fat (between 50 and 70 percent) is not broken down by the body and therefore leads to long-term, natural results.

Your own fat is a completely natural substance that comes from your own body. Rejection reactions are virtually impossible if done correctly. By using different processing methods, we are able to prepare your autologous fat in different particle sizes. Subsequently, it is possible to improve even very fine and superficial skin structures, such as wrinkles.

Further FAQ

What are the possible complications?

In the hands of a qualified specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery, treatment with autologous fat is a very safe procedure that has been established and well researched for many years. Swelling and slight bruising after the treatment are normal reactions to the procedure and disappear within a short time. We would be happy to advise you personally at our practice in Düsseldorf and discuss the method in detail with all its advantages and disadvantages.

How long does the result of an autologous fat injection last?

The results achieved by lipotransfer are permanent. Living fat cells are transplanted and grow in the tissue of which they are injected. The extent of the volume gain is only limited by the proportion of fat cells that do not grow. As a rule, a quota of 50 to 70 percent of surviving fat cells can be expected.

Is it possible to combine the treatment with other methods or to repeat an autologous fat injection?

Facial rejuvenation by means of autologous fat transplantation can be perfectly combined with other measures such as a facelift, neck lift or upper and lower eyelid lift. A lipotransfer can also be repeated without difficulty, even several times if desired.

What does an autologous fat injection for facial rejuvenation cost?

The costs of the treatment can vary individually depending on the extent and form of anaesthesia. As a guideline, for a complete treatment of the face under local anaesthesia, the price starts from € 2,200. We will be happy to advise you more specifically in a personal consultation, during which we will draw up the ideal treatment plan for you.

Please make an appointment with our experts in our plastic surgery practice at the Medienhafen in Düsseldorf.

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