Coleman Fat Transfer
Lipofilling (Coleman Fat Transfer) is a technique for removing fat tissue from a fatty layer and using the tissue in an area of deficit. This technique has been applied for many years in cosmetic surgery for filling an area of deficit or reducing lines. It is also used to increase volumes of parts of body such as cheeks, chin, breasts, buttocks calfs.
What Coleman Fat Transfer can do:
- Reducing lines on your face such as creases between the nose and cheeks, and the upper eyelids.
- Filling long boney face shape or sagging faces.
- Removing the imbalance on the surface of the face caused by scarring after an accident.
- Filling body deficits such as calfs, arms, and the back of the arms.
Fat injecting is performed in hospital, under local anesthesia and takes about 1 hour.
Fat tissues will be removed, via 3 to 5 mm incisions, from deeper fat layers of the abdomen or thighs. After that, the fat tissues will be spun centrifugally to separate fat cells. Then cells will be re-injected into the desired area by using a special medical syringe.
An over-night stay is not required. There can be swelling and bruising on the area where fat tissue has been removed and re-injected . The swelling and bruising will disappear after 1 to 2 weeks. Stitches where fat tissue was removed are taken out after 7 days.
You should be re-examined by a surgeon after 3 to 6 months to evaluate your fat injection as your fat cells naturally die. A seconde fat injection might be considered for the best results.
1. Face lipofilling
Case 1: Lipofilling upper eyelids.
Case 5: Cheeck lipofilling:
2. Calf lipofilling:
3. Lipofilling scar: