In Liposculpture, purified fat harvested from the patient’s own body using liposuction, is injected into fat depleted or deficient areas, to restore a youthful appearance and to correct deformity. By transferring fat from areas of the body where it is plentiful to areas in the face where it is depleted, a fuller youthful look can be recreated with a natural, long lasting result.
Prior to your consultation with Dr Imani you should gather some photos of your face in your 20-30s as well as pictures of people or actors that you find aesthetically pleasing.
Various areas of the face can be improved using fat grafting or liposculpture:
Lip augmentation can correct ageing lips and address a patient’s desire for an adjustment of facial proportion. As we age, the lips lose their fullness, the upper and lower lip volume is reduced, and wrinkling and lines develop. The goal of lip augmentation is to create attractive, appropriately proportioned lips. This is achieved by increasing the surface area of the lip.
Brow, Upper Eyelids and Temples
Fullness of the brow, upper eyelid, and the temple region is a sign of a youthful upper face. As the fullness of youth disappears, the structures underneath become visible. The shape of the skull and the rims around the eyes become more visible. The muscles of facial expressions are more visible. The eyebrow descends with loss of fullness from the forehead, temple, and brow. As fullness disappears from the upper eyelid and brow, the eyes may become more deep set and skeletal. This creates a frowning or scowling, hollowed out appearance in many older people. Volume to this area can be restored by replacing fat in the hollows of the face.
Chin and Jaw Line
A defined, contoured jaw line is the hallmark of a youthful face. Sharply defined jaw lines are more attractive to the human eye. Loss of the fullness in the jaw line and chin heralds the first signs of ageing. With the face deflating and loss of underlying fullness and support, the emptied skin drapes around the structures of the face. Fat grafting the jaw line and chin can restructure and strengthen these features and restore fullness between the chin and the fat of the jowl, thereby changing facial proportion to project a more cleanly sculpted profile.
Nasolabial Folds/Marionette Grooves
As the skin around the mouth loses its fullness, the unsupported skin sinks into folds, wrinkles, and creases. These nasolabial folds and marionette lines and grooves that form with age can change our facial features dramatically, often generating negative and fixed changes in facial expression.
Local anaesthetic with sedation, or general anaesthesia.
Inpatient short stay or outpatient/same day.
Length of Surgery:
Minimal pain, relieved with simple pain killers.
A compression dressing is applied to the sculpted area. The dressing is removed 3-5 days after surgery.
Recovery and getting back to work:
For the first week after surgery you may engage in relaxed activities, and then begin to resume normal activities in the second week. Final healing may take several weeks. Facial swelling and bruising may last up to two weeks.
Avoid more strenuous impact exercises or activities and direct sun exposure: 6-8 weeks.
Duration of Results:
Variable - 6 months to years.