When our skin becomes wrinkled over time, this is a sign of the natural loss of volume – elastic fibers, fat deposits, connective tissue and facial muscles.
Autologous fat injection is one of the modern aesthetic procedures for facial rejuvenation which the experts at Rosenpark Clinic rely on since more than 15 years.
It features many different advantages:
With autologous fat treatment, the facial rejuvenation effect can last long.
Fat from the patient's own body is taken in a small liposuction procedure in tumescent local anesthesia from an inconspicuous site (for example from the thigh, hip or abdomen), prepared sterilely and injected deeply in a targeted fashion into the desired sites. The treatment should be touched up after no earlier than four weeks. Sometimes a second correction after another four weeks is recommended. The result lasts long – for about two years, depending on the site. Thereafter, a repeat injection can be given. For these follow-up treatments, part of the autologous fat taken undergoes deep freezing and is stored at Rosenpark Clinic.
Removal of the autologous fat is performed under tumescent local anesthesia. The second part of the tratment, the fat injection, is generally performed under local anesthesia using a cream or in a short twilight sedation. For more information about your options for a comfortable, pain-free treatment see the anesthesia section.
The treatment itself takes one to two hours. The fat harvesting can take up to three hours. Temporary redness and minor bruises at the injection sites are normal. After some days they can be easily concealed with a gentle cosmetic preparation.
Dr. Stefan Kalthoff: "Autologous fat is the best tolerated material for you for volume therapy. After the fat has been removed, you can also take advantage of our offer to store your fat at the clinic in a deep-frozen state and use it for facial rejuvenation, especially in combination with or after facelift surgery."