In order to inject wrinkles with your own fat, your body’s own fat must first be obtained. To obtain fat, the surgeon first removes fatty tissue from another region of the body where there are sufficient fat pads. Hips, abdomen and thighs are suitable for fat extraction. This method of fat extraction is also known as liposuction and has been successfully used for a long time. For this purpose, the site selected for the fat extraction is locally anaesthetised so that the procedure is painless. The surgeon will only remove fat from areas where the removal of fat can improve the contour and where no adverse effects can occur.
Afterwards, the fat removed is processed. The fat tissue is then prepared for implantation in the face. In concrete terms, this means that it is filtered intensively in order to remove unnecessary tissue components. After it has been prepared in this way, it is filled into a syringe which is then used for injection.
Subsequently, the own fat is implanted. Similar to Botox or hyaluronic acid, the patient’s own fat is now gently injected with the finest injection needles and develops its effect after only a short time. The fact that our body does not perceive our own fat as a foreign body makes it the ideal filler for smoothing and cushioning wrinkles in the face. The procedure takes place under local anaesthesia or in twilight sleep and does not require an inpatient stay. You can go home immediately after the procedure and resume your daily routine after just two to three days. Reddening or small bruises, which can occur as a result of injury to tiny blood vessels during treatment, are no cause for concern and disappear after just a few days.
If you are pregnant, if you have been diagnosed with hepatitis, HIV or other infectious diseases or if you have a blood clotting disorder, you are unfortunately not eligible for wrinkle treatment with your own fat or hyaluronic acid.
After the treatment, please make sure that the regions injected with your own fat are not exposed to any mechanical stress or irritation. If a larger amount of fat has been implanted, cooling the corresponding areas helps to support regeneration. Taking painkillers should not be necessary after lipofilling.
As with any surgical procedure, the treatment of wrinkles with autologous fat or hyaluronic acid is associated with certain residual risks. In extremely rare cases, wound infections, sensory disturbances, lipogranulomas (benign tumours) or cyst formation can occur after successful treatment.
In our specialist practice in Berlin Mitte we have many years of experience with wrinkle injections and work very carefully. The consequences of treatment are usually limited to minor swelling, redness and bruises, which disappear on their own after only a short time.
First and foremost, the extraordinarily good tolerance of the autologous fat treatment for the body should be mentioned here. The body’s own tissue cannot trigger any allergies and the danger of a rejection reaction is minimal. The use of the body’s own substances also makes lipofilling a comparatively inexpensive and quick procedure that requires no preservatives or other foreign materials. In this way, the development of an infection with unknown pathogens can also be ruled out.
Nevertheless, you should also consider the disadvantages: Even the removal of one’s own fat is a surgical procedure, albeit a very small one, during which small blood vessels are affected and temporary bruises can occur. If the storage and processing of the autologous fat is not carried out carefully, the fat cells can die and are no longer usable.
The decisive factor for the success of the treatment is the competence and experience of the specialist. In our practice for plastic and aesthetic surgery in Berlin Mitte we have been performing wrinkle injections for many years. We only use the most modern medical procedures. We also meet the highest quality standards and patient satisfaction is correspondingly high.
In our practice, you can also have a wrinkle injection with hyaluronic acid on request. Since hyaluronic acid is also produced by the human body itself, this filling material is also suitable for natural and gentle wrinkle treatment. The hyaluron injected under the skin binds moisture. The skin is lifted slightly, which reduces wrinkles and gives the skin a younger appearance.
The injection of wrinkles with own fat or hyaluronic acid is considered an aesthetic treatment without medical indication. As a rule, it is therefore not covered by health insurance. The costs you incur depend to a large extent on the extent of the procedure and can only be calculated individually. In a first non-binding consultation, we get a picture of your initial situation and your personal ideas and show you what we can do for you.
Duration of operation: 1 hour, outpatient
Anesthesia: local anesthesia, twilight sleep
Ability to work: after 2-3 days
Wound healing: 10-12 days
Costs: from 1.500,00 EUR
Simply call our practice in Berlin Mitte and arrange a non-binding appointment for consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to take the time to answer all your questions in peace.