- Fatty tissue is collected with a small cannula from inner and outer leg or from the abdomen. It is then washed with saline and injected in the requested areas of the face in order to lift them and increase their volume. There are different opinions as to how long the fat graft is going to last, but you will probably need to repeat the procedure within a few months. Own fat grafting is a very effective procedure and should be perceived as complementary to other rejuvenating treatments rather than the cure for all problems connected with signs of facial aging.
- The best results are often achieved when own fat grafting is combined with other minor plastic surgery procedures.
- Risk and complications
- Every surgery carries some risk. In order to minimise any possible risk of complications, you must provide the surgeon with all details relating to your health, especially if you smoke, are on medication or have undergone a surgery in or around the area which is to be operated upon. You can minimise the risk significantly by choosing a well-qualified and experienced plastic surgeon and by strictly following their advice before and after the surgery. Although currently all plastic surgery procedures are very safe, your surgeon will discuss any possible, although unlikely, complications in connection with your treatment.