One of the ways we age is by deflation or shrinkage of facial features.
Lipostructure is a technique of Fat Grafting developed by a New York Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr Sydney Coleman.
The technique entails placing a network of fine interwoven fat grafts into a region to rejuvenate an area or improve the contour of that region.
This may leave a more youthful fullness and reduce the lines of a region.
Dr Coleman has successfully used these grafts in the brow, cheeks and the eyelids to rejuvenate the upper face. Grafts to the jaw-line may create a more attractive contour and profile, whilst this surgery to the lips may soften lines and create a more attractive pout.
The lipostructure technique (fat grafting) has also been used in acne, as substantial thinning of the fat layer may happen in this condition. Lipostructure may give acne patients better texture and improved appearance.
The surgery is commonly performed under general anaesthesia as a day patient. Swelling and bruising to the face may be quite marked, especially in the first two weeks, but sometimes as long as four or more weeks. In general, the final result is visible by eight to twelve weeks.
The abdomen is commonly the site the grafts are taken from. Again bruising, swelling and some numbness are to be expected at least temporarily. Bruising is worse if aspirin is taken in the two weeks before surgery.
Dr Scamp will explain the surgical procedure, risks, recovery time and answer all of your questions at your initial consultation at his Gold Coast clinic.