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Lipofilling of hollow cheeks by fat injections

Cheek lipofilling is a cosmetic surgery procedure that consists of injecting your fat into the cheeks in order to restore their volume and rejuvenate them following a significant weight loss or simply following the natural aging process of the face.

This information sheet was written by Dr. ABBOU who is a plastic surgeon in Paris.

What is cheek lipofilling?

Cheek lipofilling restores volume to the central part of the face. This treatment can be performed alone or in addition to a face lift.

The treatment consists of taking fat from the abdomen or thighs in most cases and reinjecting it into the face.

The results are natural and harmonious and improve the quality of the skin thanks to the natural presence of growth factors in your fat.

What are the objectives?

The objectives of cheek lipofilling are:

  • Restore volume to the central part of the face
  • Rejuvenate the face
  • Treatment of deep wrinkles
  • Improvement of the quality of the facial skin

Who is it for?

Cheek lipofilling can help improve skin volume and texture by filling in facial wrinkles and folds that often occur with aging.

Good candidates for cheek lipofilling:

  • In good general health
  • Non-smokers
  • Be available for healing and resolution of bruises (usually 10 to 21 days)

What fat transfers can’t do:

  • tighten the skin
  • Remove age spots

What are the dangers?

They are rare but should be mentioned:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Loss of sensitivity of the cheek
  • Failure of the treatment

What is the procedure?

Before the intervention

Two cosmetic surgery medical consultations to analyze your face and define the strategy adapted to your case.

Procedure for lipofilling

In the operating room under local or general anesthesia, fat is taken from donor areas such as the abdomen or thighs and reinjected into the cheeks after a filtration protocol.

The aftermath of the operation

They are very simple and light. The pain is moderate. You will have bruises and swelling for a few days which will disappear spontaneously. You will be able to resume your social life after about 10 days.

What are the prices ?

From 3000 euros.

The price depends on the complexity of your case and the associated surgical procedures.

The questions most often asked by patients

Comment fonctionne le lipofilling ?

Lipofilling consists of taking your fat from donor areas (thighs, belly…) then filtering it to purify it and then reinjecting your fat into recipient areas. The goal is to restore volume and improve the quality of the skin. The procedure takes place in the operating room under local or general anesthesia depending on the case.

How to fill hollow cheeks?

Hollow cheeks can be filled with hyaluronic acid injections, which have an effect that lasts an average of one year, or with fat injections (cheek lipofilling), which have a permanent effect.

How to plump up the skin of the face?

To plump up the skin of the face, the following combination of aesthetic medicine treatments can be combined:

  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Skin boosters
  • Mesotherapy
  • facial lipofilling for a definitive result

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