FAQ – Autologous lipofilling

FAQ - Autologous lipofilling


As part of the natural aging process, people gradually lose some of the underlying fat stores that help to give our skin youthful fullness and volume. When collagen production slows and natural fat is depleted, we begin to see changes that can make us look tired and older. In the face, cheeks begin to look hollowed, facial lines and wrinkles form, and the lips become thinner. Loss of soft tissue volume in the hands can make veins look more prominent, while the skin becomes loose and wrinkled. Natural fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, can help restore youthful volume and reduce the signs of aging in the face, lips, and hands. Fat grafting may also be used to enhance and augment volume in other areas of the body, such as the buttocks and breasts, as well as to correct irregularities or defects from previous liposuction, reconstruction, or other cosmetic procedures.

During the fat grafting process, fat is harvested from areas of the body that have fat to spare, and then meticulously transferred to areas that may benefit from increased volume. The key to successful fat transfer lies with the surgeon’s technique. Fat must be harvested gently and handled carefully to ensure fat cell survival. Distributing the harvested fat to attain long-lasting, natural-looking results requires a combination of surgical precision and artistic sensibility. With years of experience and the most advanced tools at his disposal, Dr. Luo is able to maximize long-term fat survival, while helping to achieve beautiful, outstanding results.*

Soften facial lines and wrinkles
Reduce bags under the eyes
Restore youthful volume to hollowed cheeks
Improve the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines
Smooth out skin irregularities
Add volume to lips
Enhance chin contours
Lift, shape, and augment the buttocks
Add youthful volume to aging hands
Enhance breast volume and contours (in selected cases)
Provide a natural-looking and long-lasting alternative to temporary tissue fillers
Correct irregularities from previous liposuction procedures


Who is a good candidate for fat grafting?
SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. The 25-minute procedure destroys up to 24% of treated fat cells without surgery.

Procedure* Recovery* Post-Op Care*
Performed in our in-office surgical facility Go home same day For facial procedures, no special post-op care is needed
Surgery time varies depending on the extent of the procedure; can range from less than 1 hour up to 3 hours Back to work in 1-3 days for minor procedures; 5-10 days for more involved procedures For buttock or breast augmentation, compression garments are recommended for 2 weeks
Local or twilight anesthesia Light exercise in less than a week
More strenuous exercise in 2-3 weeks


Is SculpSure right for me?
SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble fat spots that seem particularly resistant to diet and exercise.


How many treatments will I need?
Most patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, you may wish to have additional treatments based on your desired results. Ask your treatment provider about the best treatment plan for you.


What should I expect during the treatment?
Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well- 2


When will I see results?
Many patients start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12


How long will the results last?
Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not


How long before I can resume normal activities?
There is no downtime with SculpSure, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.


What is the difference between fat loss and weight loss?
The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remain constant throughout adult After the SculpSure treatment, the destroyed fat cells will never return. However, as we lose weight, the size of fat cells become smaller, but typically do not decrease in number. Even with diet and exercise, many people have difficulty losing weight in these trouble areas.