Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Others:

 

Other facial cosmetic procedures performed by Professor Malata include the following:

 

 

Fat transfer surgery (Lipofilling)

Fat transfer surgery or lipofilling involves taking fat from one area of the body and transferring it to another to restore shape, definition and volume. This technique is used in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. In cosmetic surgery fat injections are most commonly used in restoring facial volume which has diminished in the natural ageing process or smoothening deep wrinkles. The most frequent reconstructive surgery use is in breast surgey to restore volume, correct contour deformities & post-lumpectomy defects, and reduce breast implant rippling. Small amounts of fatty tissue harvested from the abdomen, buttocks or the thighs using a technique similar to liposuction. The fat is purified (by centrifugation) and then injected using a fine cannula in a controlled fashion into the areas to be treated (Coleman fat transfer technic).

 

Risks and complications of fat transfer surgery

As in any cosmetic surgery, there are risks as well as benefits and the final results are not guaranteed. The chance of complications following fat transfer depends on the exact type of operation needed and other factors such as your general health, drug intake, etc. Professor Malata will explain how the risks apply to you. Detailed postoperative instructions will be discussed during consultation and a procedure-specific handout given to you by Professor Malata.

 

Some risks of fat transfer surgery or lipofilling

  • bruising, swelling: very common

  • numbness (temporary)

  • Lumpiness/ irregularities of donor sites: frequent

  • incomplete improvement

  • bleeding (haematoma): rare

  • infection: rare

  • mild residual asymmetry

  • need for further surgery: almost universal

  • delayed healing : rare

  • facial nerve injury: extremely rare

  • fat embolisation into vessels: extremely rare but serious

  • unsightly scarring – infrequent

  • scar hypertrophy or keloid formation: rare

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
(Fat Transfer Surgery)

LENGTH OF SURGERY

1 - 1.5 hours

ANAESTHESIA

Local, general or LA with sedation

NO. OF NIGHTS IN HOSPITAL

0 - 1 night

RECOVERY

5 - 10 days until socialising with close friends and family

1 - 2 weeks back to work & normal social engagements depending on area

3 - 4 weeks until bruising and most swelling disappeared

3 - 6 weeks until return to gym and other strenuous activities

4 - 12 weeks until bruising and swelling disappears

24 - 52 weeks until final result

DURATION OF RESULTS

Permanent unless followed by weight loss

To find out more or make an appointment please contact Mr. Malata's Secretary on 01223 573 715 or glenys.secretary@ntlworld.com