Dr. med. Dr. med.

Christina Irene
Günter

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

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International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

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Long-lasting facial volume

Long-lasting facial volume through autologous fat injections in Munich

Long-lasting facial volume through autologous fat injections

As we age, our faces lose their natural contours. However, facial volume can be restored effectively with autologous fat injections. The most significant advantage of this procedure is that most people have sufficient fat reserves to be harvested. Most of the fat grafted from a patient’s own body survives and does not have to be replenished regularly.

With increasing age, our face and skin are susceptible to natural changes. These include volumetric losses in the deeper tissue layers, fatty and conjunctive tissue, and bone degradation. In addition, the facial conjunctive tissue slackens: the loosened tissue layers and excessive skin are pulled downwards by gravity, changing the facial contours.

Natural volume therapy with autologous fat effectively counteracts this tendency, replenishing the subdermal fatty tissue and smoothing the skin’s surface.

Treatment with autologous fat can be combined with various modern therapies for facial treatments. Forehead, cheeks, the central area of your face, nasolabial folds, chin, and jawline can be corrected simultaneously.

During the treatment, fatty tissue can be harvested from the abdomen, the hip, or the thighs – without leaving significant scars. The tissue will then be treated in a special process and subsequently reinjected into the body. Using a unique surgical technique, I will inject small fatty tissue parcels into the area to be treated, replacing missing volume and rejuvenating the skin.

This process is called autologous fat transfer and is based on the fact that living fat cells can be harvested from one part of the body and reinjected at another location. Where and how much fat is injected into the facial skin depends on your skin’s condition and will be determined during the preliminary consultation.

The surgery can be performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis. However, general anesthesia or twilight sleep or local anesthesia will be necessary.

If you decide on an autologous fat transfer, it is essential that you are cared for professionally and personally during the entire process. 

I attach great importance to perceiving, advising, and treating you as an individual, with all your personality’s facets. My many years of experience, expertise, empathy, and communication are central pillars of my therapeutic success. Intensive and personal post-treatment care is as much a focus of my work as the preparation and the treatment itself. After all, a perfect result can only be achieved by working together as a team. 

 

Liquid Facelift

Risks

Facial rejuvenation with autologous fat may lead to infections, local bleeding, bruising (hematoma), swelling (possibly prolonged), temporary loss of sensitivity at the donor site, and slight asymmetries.

The follow-up treatment depends on the type and extent of the procedure. You should refrain from physical exercises for 9 to 12 weeks. Please keep in mind that only 40 to 80 % of the fat cells usually survive a fat transfer. For a perfect result, a second operation may be necessary after 9 to 12 months.

It goes without saying that your health is always given priority. Surgery that negatively affects your health or physical integrity is not recommended and should not be performed in the first place.

Die wichtigsten Fakten zur Eigenfett-Transplantation

  • DURATION OF SURGERY: from 1 h
  • ANESTHESIA: Twilight sleep with local anesthesia or general anesthesia
  • HOSPITAL STAY: 0 to 1 day
  • COSTS: will be determined individually after the preliminary consultation, depending on the work involved
  • FOLLOW-UP TREATMENT: 1 to 6 weeks
  • REMOVAL OF SUTURES: after 1 week
  • SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: after 7 to 10 days
  • PHYSICAL EXERCISE: after 9 to 12 weeks

 

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