Overview of the surgery:
Facelift With Fat Injection a cosmetic procedure use to to lift the face with a combination fat injection.
Combining a facelift with fat injections (a fat transfer) is a successful way of restoring volume to the face as well as reducing the signs of ageing around the neck and jaw line.
Fat injections or fat grafts rejuvenate the face, reduce wrinkles and create a more plumped, youthful appearance. Fat can be harvested from your own tissue (autologous) or synthetic fillers can be used.
For those who wish to achieve and maintain a more overall youthful appearance, a facelift (or rhytidectomy) in conjunction with a browlift (endobrow or open brow) and fat transfer (fat injections/fat graft) can
deliver the desired results.
Preparation Prior To Surgery:
Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical
examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
Avoid smoking for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes
with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your
Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants,
anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating
medical factors prior to surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-
inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
During the procedure:
The incision of full facelift will begin above the hairline at the temple area, brought in front of the ear
and looping behind the ear lobe and along the lower scalp. In full face lift the neck and face will be
tightened altogether. The exact placement of incisions is determined upon the actual examination of
Fatty tissue is extracted from one part of the body (usually ‘surplus’ areas such as the abdomen or hips) using a
liposuction technique. The fat is treated before being injected (transferred) into the desired part of the face, usually the
cheeks, lips, around the mouth or eyes.
Scars associated with the fat injections are minimal and fade over time. In some cases, the fat may disappear with time,
therefore a repeat procedure may be required (some patients retain fat grafts better than others).
It takes 4-5 hours
Type of Anesthesia use:
This surgery is usually done under general anesthesia
1 night stay in the hospital for free
Days to stay in Thailand:
At least 7-14 days.
Risks and Complications:
Facelift surgery is a very common procedure and complications are rare, but can happen. This
includes prominent, red scars, bleeding under the skin, infection, hair loss surrounding the scars,
nerve damage, numbness, asymmetrical features and blood clotting.
Facial fat transfer complications are generally rare, as the procedure is gentle and safe. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are small risks involved, which may include:
• Anesthesia complications
• Fat calcification
• Over or under correction (poor aesthetic result)