Fat cells are harvested from the body through special cannulas with the patient under local anesthetic and with use of sedative medication (sedation). The harvested fat is then specially treated before it is injected with special cannulas (Coleman’s technique) in the desired facial area.
Usually, relatively small amounts of fat are harvested, but it is preferable that
a specific area of the body be accessed in the event that a correction is necessary at the same time. For example, liposuction of the abdomen or thighs, harvesting the fat, could be combined with correction of the face and lips, reintroducing the harvested fat.
Initially, the course of action is to overcorrect the treated area to compensate for this loss. In a standard fat injection procedure, a small incision of about 1-2 mm will result in which cannulas are inserted to inject the fat. Physical training and hard physical work should be avoided for 2 weeks after surgery. It is recommended that the incision sites be taped for 2 months after surgery.
To get optimal results and avoid complications
Avoid stress, stay out of the sun, eat healthily, keep your weight within a normal BMI range, exercise regularly, and refrain from alcohol for 2 days prior to surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. Please refrain from smoking for at least 1 week before surgery and a minimum of 2 weeks after surgery as smoking can interfere with the final result.
Downtime following surgery
Heavy physical exercise and strenuous body movement or lifting must not be undertaken for a minimum of 2 weeks following the surgery.
You can still move and do normal everyday things the day after surgery.
The final results will emerge between 3 to 6 months following surgery. There is very rarely disappointment in the patient’s perception of the success of the surgery