Lipostructure Technique Of Fat Grafting
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Lipostructure is a technique of fat grafting, 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.
Our Surgeons have 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.
The lipostructure technique 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.
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Our doctors will explain the details of your surgery and all of the information about the procedure. We will also take the time to understand your medical history and provide you with an overview of the Surgeons and their credentials. You will also have an opportunity to review before and after photographs of their patient’s results in their areas of expertise.
Our Surgeon will provide general information on treatments, hospital costs and incidental fee. Pre and post-operative information and a written quote will be provided to you at time of your consultation.
To book a consultation with our surgeons, call (07) 5539 1000 (opt 2).
The Lipostructure Procedure
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 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.
Fat grafts, ideally, should give a permanent improvement. They can, however, melt away. The risks of this are probably higher in smokers. Please cease smoking six weeks prior to surgery. In some patients graft shrinkage may be excessive and repeated grafting will be recommended. The possibility of additional costs should be kept in mind.
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