Lip Augmentation / LipoStructure - Rejuvenation

LipoStructure is an evolved technique of lip augmentation which enables an increase in the volume of the lips using fillers. 
Pioneered by the American surgeon Sydney Coleman, LipoStructure represents a significant innovation over traditional lip augmentation techniques as virtually all the stages of the treatment are modified and perfected:

Fat extraction

Takes place under local anaesthetic with a small tube specifically designed to not damage the fat. The micro tube is connected to a syringe which is handled in such a way by the operator as to extract the ideal fat for the transplant.


Centrifugation 

After the fat has been extracted, it is then adjusted in order to obtain only pure fat, with the oil obtained from dead skin cells and excess fluid discarded.

Implant

Takes place with an extremely small syringe (1mm) connected to a thin tube (1.5mm), which deposits small quantities of fat in the area treated. 
The fat is deposited at all levels in small tunnels in such a way as to create a structural increase in the area and to ensure that it is properly contained.
With a traditional lift augmentation technique the fat is not treated before its insertion and the technique of implantation does not involve a structural distribution of the fat into the receiving tissues. This then limits the chance of survival of the fatty tissues.
With LipoStructure these tissues are treated with great care and deposited in singular particles of the receiving tissues, with the subsequent stratification ensuring that the cells will embed properly and the results of the treatment will endure over time.

Area Treated

The face

In all of the areas if the face an increase in the volume maybe necessary and the insertion of fat from another part of the body id the most natural way to obtain it.

Cheekbones: They can be increased both for young people and to correct the relaxing of the tissues that occurs naturally as a result of aging.

Dark circles under the eyes: Can be a result of a particular constitution in younger patients and as a result of the relaxation of the tissues of the cheek and the appearance of bags under the eyelids. Filling the area eliminates the dark circles or at very least their significant reduction.

Mouth and nose grooves: With the passing of time, as well as the loosening of the skin itself, we can observe a diminution in the fat present , an “emptying” of the face. With LipoStructure it is possible to reconstruct the missing volume and lessen the folds present.

The lips: Lip augmentation carried out with a fat graft is both natural and effective.

Facial decay: Can occur as a result of illness (eg Romber) or the use of medicine (that used by patients being treated for Aids).

The hands: The aging of the hands occurs as a result of a diminution of the thickness of the fat tissues which in this region are naturally scarce. An aged hand has a thinner skin and tired aspect. With LipoStructure it is possible to return to the hands a greater fullness and give the skin greater depth and tone.

The body

The LipoStructure can be used to correct loss of substance in various parts of the body. In particular it is possible to fill and improve parts of the body where there has been excessive liposuction. The results in these cases vary according to the individual situation.

The penis

Traditional augmentation does not give particularly noticeable results. However, by using the LipoStructure technique it is possible to obtain results which are both optimal and enduring. The fat is injected under the foreskin in order to obtain an increase in the diameter of the penis.

LipoStructure is strictly dependent on the correct use of the technique involved and the skill of the operator, meaning that it is necessary to have a specific experience and preparation. The treatment of the fat is extremely delicate and in non-expert hands the results can amount to nothing. A part of the fat will in any case be reabsorbed and, if necessary, it is always possible to make a few retouches. 

Possible complications are the same as those common to all surgical operations and in particularly those involving grafts: infections, hematoma, persistent swelling, skin marks. In order to reduce these risks to a minimum it is fundamental to follow all instructions given by the surgeon both before and after the operation takes place.

Summary

Anaesthetic: local
Operation time: 30-45 minutes
Recovery time in clinic: 1-6 hours
Number of types of medication: 1
Recovery period: 4-7 days