Procedure. The procedure is performed both to improve aesthetic appearance and prevent defects of soft tissue caused by trauma and surgery. For aesthetic reasons, fat injections are performed in the areas of the body and face, which as a result of natural ageing or weight loss have lost their volume, as well as in cases when an additional amount is desirable in particular locations. In reconstructive surgery, fat injections are performed in places of the body or for facial soft tissue defects that have occurred after surgeries and injuries.
Duration of the surgery: 1 to 2 hours or more (depending on the amount of work).
Treatment: small corrections are performed in an out-patient setting. If large corrections are performed, a short course of treatment in hospital is necessary.
Convalescence: for 2 to 3 weeks after the liposuction surgery a tight, elastic closing may be necessary to reduce oedema, bruises and prevent the occurrence of uneven skin. Some days after the liposculpture surgery discomfort and a slight burning pain can be felt in the place operated on. Return to work is possible after 1 to 2 weeks, larger physical loads can be restarted after 2 to 4 weeks, oedema and bruises disappear within 1 to 6 months. At the site of fat injection, redness, local oedema, bruising and slight numbness can be experienced during the first days. You should always remember that during the procedure a hypercorrection is performed, because statistically, 30 to 50 % of the transplanted fat does not get accustomed and is absorbed in a natural way.
Result: this is a good method for patients who wish to perform corrections with their own body tissue. The result of the method is the improvement of scar quality at the site of fat tissue injection.