What Are The Risks Involved With Lipofilling?
Scarily, lipofilling has the same side effect profile as dermal fillers and the most horrible of these can lead to blindness and also ischaemia of skin tissues resulting in permanent damage to the skin itself. These effects are caused by fat embolisation and must be avoided and therefore this technique should only be done by very experienced surgeons, utilising the safest techniques to minimise these side effects.
Other possible problems include lumpiness around the injection sites which usually settle with time, asymmetry of the two sides of the face, and resorption of fat leading to less than ideal volumisation. Once again it’s imperative to have a very experienced surgeon such as Dr Hollenbach to perform this technique if you have decided that this is for you.
Despite the possibility of these side effects, Dr Hollenbach has not to this date had anybody suffer any of these aforementioned catastrophic side effects and his results reliably and consistently meet exceptions and he has had few, if any patients who have been unhappy with their results.
Lipofilling is becoming increasingly popular and certainly this is the case at Preface Cosmetic where we are now doing many more lipofilling procedures compared to 5 years ago, which of course is improving our expertise in this procedure. We are happy to discuss this further in our clinic.