Reshaping the face is a very detailed process which requires a perfect understanding of anatomy and outstanding artistic skills. It is a short procedure which is carried out under local or light general anaesthetic skills. Fat grafting can be carried out at the same time as a face lift if the surgeon feels that the desired remodelling necessitates a combination of the two techniques.
During the lipofilling procedure, I first remove the fat from the area selected with micro incisions that are later closed with skin glue and dressing. I then transfer the fat to the face using a thin cannula passing through a needle point. The transferred fat is introduced methodically and very precisely to restore volume to certain parts of the face and structure to the bony contours. Once the fat has been transferred, the micro openings are closed with a small amount of glue and a cream and cooling mask are placed on the face to prevent bruises and swelling.