As we age, we will not only experience drooping facial skin, but also our facial fat will deteriorate. This will lead to bony facial appearance, revealing marks and groove, such as sunken eyes, tear trough, mid cheek groove and temporal hollow. Operations such as Eye Lift, Brow Lift, or Face Lift may not completely address these ditches, so Lipofilling can complement in this regard.
Lipofilling can be implemented in several parts, such as forehead, temporal area, surrounding the eye, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. The procedure can be done together with Face Lift or Eye Lift operation, or in the case of younger patients whose skin has not dropped substantially yet, the lipofilling operation by itself will be adequate.
During the first year, the fat may deteriorate by 20-60% depending on the area and individual cases. This can be resolved with a re-lipofilling operation.
If overly done, the result may be unnatural and lead to a lump underneath.
Individuals with sunken eyes, tear trough, mid cheek groove and temporal hollow.
Fuller, more youthful facial appearance
The surgeon will hand-draw an outline specifying the lipofilling point, take the fat from the patient’s tummy or thigh, separate out the fat, and inject them to the outlined point. The cut will be closed, along with the cut on the tummy and/or thigh.
Apply some cold packs to the area during the first 3 days.
Clean the area daily, avoid contact with water until suture removal date.
Remove the suture on Day 7. Patient can wash his/her face and apply makeup.
Avoid exposure to sunlight for 3 months.
The swelling will be less noticeable after 3 months.
The fat will gradually deteriorate throughout the first year.
The fat may deteriorate by 20-60% depending on the area and individual cases during the first year, after which it will stop deteriorating. Overly applying the fat will result in a lump underneath.