Autologous Fat Injections – For Depth Modeling of Sunken Areas of the Face

When our skin becomes wrinkled over time, it is a sign of the natural loss of volume - elastic fibres, fat pads, connective tissue and facial muscles.

Autologous fat injection is one of the modern aesthetic procedures for facial rejuvenation that the experts at the Rosenpark Klinik rely on.

Own fat

  • is particularly suitable for generous volume filling of sunken areas of the face and deep wrinkles
  • is extremely successful in lightening dark circles under the eyes

It has many decisive advantages:

  • it is well tolerated, as it is the body's own material
  • allergic reactions or tissue rejection are excluded
  • sufficient quantities are available
  • Unlike synthetic filling materials, the body only degrades it slightly over a longer period of time.

With autologous fat treatment, the facial rejuvenating effect is maintained for a longer period of time.

How is it administered?

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.

Is some sort of anesthesia required?

Removal of the autologous fat is performed under <link en rosenpark-klinik range-of-treatments anesthesia tumescent-local-anesthesia internal-link internal link in current>tumescent local anesthesia. The second part of the tratment, the fat injection, is generally performed under <link en rosenpark-klinik range-of-treatments anesthesia local-anesthesia internal-link internal link in current>local anesthesia using a cream or in a short twilight sedationFor more information about your options for a comfortable, pain-free treatment see the <link en rosenpark-klinik range-of-treatments anesthesia internal-link internal link in current>anesthesia section.

When can I resume normal daily activities?

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.

You can find more information in our "Wrinkle treatment" information sheets, which you can request from us free of charge.

Are you interested in a no-obligation personal consultation for autologous fat injection at Rosenpark Klinik? We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you.

What else you can do

  • Volume augmentation of the face can be easily combined with other non-surgical aesthetic dermatology procedures, for example with Botulinum, a laser treatment or a peel. The methods complement each other, since they address the various causes of skin aging.
  • The effect of the volume therapy can be supported by regular skin care with a moisturizing cream containing hyaluronic acid.
  • To emphasize the skin-smoothing effect of the volume therapy in a lasting manner, we recommend individual follow-up care. In the cosmetics department of Rosenpark Clinic are competent staff members who will create your personal anti-aging care regimen.