Techniques and procedures
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Over the years it´s normal a loss of facial volume to occur, mainly at the expense of fat and bone volume in the cheekbone area. As a consequence, the cheeks sink, depressions appear under the eyes and the features are more marked. This can be corrected by adding fat cells from other body areas, known as lipofilling or facial lipostructure.
What is facial lipofilling?
It is an intervention in which the patient's own fat is injected in different facial regions; with the objective of providing volume, projection and improving the harmony of said region. It can be performed independently, or associated with other procedures such as blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty or lifting.
Firstly, the fat is obtained from those body areas where there is an excess, for example the abdomen, thighs or inner thighs. The resulting scars are minimal, since they only correspond to the entry points of the cannula to obtain the fat, of a few millimetres.
Subsequently, following our protocols, the fat obtained through liposuction is processed and purified, thus reducing the rate of its reabsorption and improving its survival rate.
Finally the fat is infiltrated into the facial areas to be treated: providing volume in certain facial areas (cheekbones, lips), improving the nasojugal fold (dark circles) or nasogenian fold, among others.
One of the main advantages of this technique is that it is permanent and does not generate rejection, since it is done with your own body's cells.
Dr. Ojeda will be the one who evaluates in an individual way each case, analyzing the facial anatomical characteristics, as well as the tone and firmness of the skin. Only then we will be able to recommend the technique, or combination of them, with which we are going to fulfill your desires and expectations, obtaining satisfactory and lasting results.
At Clínica Ángela Ojeda we always guarantee the greatest security when carrying out all interventions. Therefore in the preoperative consultation we carry out:
All these tests will be evaluated by one of the specialists in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation who are part of the team, who will indicate if your health condition is optimal to carry out the intervention with total safety and guarantees.
How long does the surgery take?
In order to guarantee the safety and well-being of the patient, the interventions are always performed in the hospital, in optimal conditions of hygiene and sterility.
The surgery has an estimated duration of 1 hour, although it varies if associated with other procedures. The anesthesia used is local and sedation. The regime of admission to the hospital where we perform the intervention is ambulatory.
How is the recovery of facial lipofilling?
During the first days you may have some slight discomfort with a feeling of swelling or tightness, easily controlled with the medication we will prescribe.
All cures and check-ups will be carried out by professionals who are part of our medical team. The desired aspect is not evident right after the surgery. You will have to wait approximately 2 months to progressively check how much fat remains and obtain the definitive results.
In order to guarantee the quality of the result, we individualize each post-operative process with personalized indications. Therefore, we consider it essential for a correct recovery and excellent results, to follow the guidelines set by both the doctor and her team.