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Facial Lipofilling

by Artisan

Facial rejuvenation with fat grafting

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As we age, various unwanted changes happen at different layers of our face and overtime these changes become more obvious even to the untrained eye.

We will start to notice more wrinkles, pigmentation, saggy facial tissues, and loss of volume. But all is not lost, facial lipofilling will be able to address your problems and rejuvenate your face.

What is facial lipofilling?

Facial lipofilling, also known as facial rejuvenation with fat grafting / fat transfer, is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure.

It is specifically designed to sculpt your face contour and restore the natural volume of your facial features. Facial lipofilling involves harvesting fats from an area of your body (e.g., tummy, hips, thighs) via liposuction and transferring them to the desired areas of the face.

Where can it treat?

Areas of the face that can be treated with facial lipofilling are:

  • Cheeks
  • Paranasal (area around the nostrils)
  • Lips
  • Under eye bags
  • Forehead
  • Hollow of the eyes
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How does facial lipofilling work?

Fats are considered the ideal permanent filler as there is no chance of your body rejecting it since it is harvested from your own body. Furthermore, unlike other types of filler such as hyaluronic acid, fat tissues are rich in stem cells and growth factors that have powerful regenerative properties. They have been shown to replace damaged and worn-out cells. Therefore, the beneficial effects of fat grafting are not limited to the filling up and shaping of the face. 

Facial lipofilling has also been shown to improve skin quality and texture and reduce wrinkles. The grafted fat cells will stimulate the rebuilding of tissue in the areas and help fight the aging process. During the procedure, your body may only absorb between 30% to 50% of the transferred fat. Hence, over-injection is performed and sometimes more than one session is necessary to achieve the desired result.

Benefits of facial lipofilling in Singapore

  • Overall facial rejuvenation 
  • Restores youthful contour and shape of face
  • Improves skin tightness and brightness
  • Softens superficial and deep wrinkles
  • Safe and natural
  • Long-lasting results 
  • No facial scarring
  • Inconspicuous scarring at liposuction site

What should I expect before lipofilling procedure in Singapore?

During your first consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your problem areas and desired results. Additionally, you will discuss on the following things:

Medical history

It is important to give honest answers with regards to your medical history. This allows your surgeon to make accurate and safe decisions with regards to the procedure. Inform your surgeon about any medications, surgeries, or allergies you have/had. You must also inform your surgeon if you have diabetes, circulatory problems, thyroid problems, and other health issues if any. 

Physical examination
  • Your surgeon will conduct a physical examination of your face and help to identify any problem areas that can be treated with facial lipofilling. 
  • After this, you and your surgeon will discuss the options available and the possible results with each option. Once the treatment plan has been decided for you, your procedure will be booked. Before the procedure, you must:
  • Stop smoking: smoking reduces blood flow to the skin and hinders the healing process. It also increases your risk of tissue damage.
  • Stop some medications: medications such as aspirins and anti-inflammatory drugs are blood thinners which may increase bleeding during and after the procedure.

What should I expect during the procedure?

Facial lipofillings are day procedures that do not require you to stay overnight at the hospital if all goes well. It is a short procedure involving the following steps:

  • Anaesthesia is administered.
  • Small incisions are made at the site of liposuction such as the tummy, thighs, or hips.
  • Thin tube attached to a vacuum is inserted to suck out excess fats.
  • Fats are run through a centrifuge machine to separate impurities which are then removed.
  • Purified fats are then injected into your face at your problem areas.
  • Incisions are closed using sutures.

During your consultation, Dr. Vincent Tay will be glad to answer your questions, and understand your goals and expectation.

He will tailor the procedure to achieve the results you desire.

All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

who is a candidate

for Facial Lipofilling

Individuals with the following issues are suitable for facial lipofilling:

  • Face looks older and more tired than you feel
  • Creased or sunken facial features 
  • Fine lines
  • Hollow appearance of face
  • Reduced or lack of facial contouring
  • Deepened nasolabial fold (fold of skin from side of nose to corner of mouth)
  • Marionette lines (wrinkles from corner of mouth down to chin)

What to expect?

for Facial Lipofilling

  • After your facial lipofilling procedure, you can expect swelling, redness, and bruising on your face and at the liposuction site. This should resolve in a few days.
  • You may return to your daily activities within three to seven days. 
  • You might be required to wear compression garments at the liposuction site depending on the extent of the fat harvest.
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