How does it work?
A small, sterile tube is used to remove fat from an area of the body where it is unwanted (for example the buttocks or thighs). This fat is then carefully prepared in order to remove any unwanted components and make it suitable for use as a filler. The prepared fat is injected into the desired facial area to help plump the face and fill any troublesome creases – giving you smoother, younger looking skin.
Doctors only use fat from the patient’s own body, rather than from donors. This makes the body less likely to reject the new deposits, saving you lots of hassle.
You may experience some swelling and bruising after the treatment but this will go down over the next few days as your face and body begin to heal – just make sure you take it gently for a bit.
Is it for me?
Lipo-injection can reduce the visible signs of ageing and may also be able to help with certain types of scarring. Practitioners claim that it is a particularly effective way of treating frown lines and smile lines – so you can keep expressing yourself without fretting about wrinkles.
As lipo-injection relies on fat deposits from the body, it is not suitable for anyone who is very thin and cannot spare the fat – unfortunately you will have to look into some different options.
Good to know
Lipo-injection is most commonly used to fill out the face, but can also be used on other parts of the body such as the buttocks and even the hands.