Are you considering plastic surgery? You will find a clear explanation of the most common plastic surgeries on these pages, including the advantages, disadvantages and risks involved.
Book an appointment with our plastic surgeon to discuss your needs in greater detail. He will explain the limitations and complications of the procedures in all honesty. This will give you a very realistic view on the chosen treatment, which will in turn avoid disappointment in the future. If needed, you can always combine this with a visit to our dermatologist for additional advice.
Mediclinic prides itself on its vast experience in the treatment of esthetic skin conditions. After consultation with our dermatogist, you will be advised on the safest and most efficient treatment. All treatments are supervised by our dermatologist. Mediclinic has an arsenal of lasers, devices and technologies to ensure you get the best results.
You will find a short description of the most common esthetic skin conditions on this website, including the different treatment options available:
Lipofilling or lipotransfer (fat transfer) is an efficient technique whereby we use a patient's own fat as a permanent filler to add volume where needed.
The fat is harvested locally with thin cannulas, through small incisions, using conventional liposuction or liposculpture. The liposculpture or liposuction can be limited to the lipofilling only, but the procedure can also be combined with a broader liposuction / liposculpture. After filtering, the isolated fat cells are injected into the deficient area(s). In addition to adding volume, lipofilling reduces scarring, improves the quality and elasticity of the overlying skin. The procedure is considered very safe since we use the patient’s own fat.
- To add volume in the face (cheekbones, cheeks, cleavage, etc.)
- To increase breast volume (e.g. to correct an asymmetry)
- For buttock augmentation
- To fill in scars or other imperfections on the body
The fat is harvested through liposuction, usually from the stomach, the hips or the thighs. After filtering, the isolated living fat cells are injected into the desired area(s). Recent studies have shown that fat tissue also contains stem cells improving skin quality, elasticity and scarring. Lipofilling is performed under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the extent of the liposuction.
When are the results visible?
Results are visible after 3 months, when the swelling has disappeared.