During your consultation, Dr Schlaudraff will ask you to describe the improvements you hope to obtain for your figure and your expectations regarding the lipostructure of the body. He will then carry out a thorough physical examination and careful assessment of the quality of your skin, fatty tissue and underlying muscles to determine whether you are a candidate for a fat graft or stem cell-enriched graft (healthy body weight, regular exercise, balanced diet, etc.). With this information, Dr Schlaudraff will work with you to create a customised plan that will allow you to reach your personal goals by recommending possible complementary treatments or alternatives to lipofilling.
Dr Schlaudraff carries out cell-enriched fat grafting under general or local anaesthesia in Concept Clinic’s state-of-the-art operating centre, which meets with the highest standards of comfort, safety and hygiene. The lipofilling procedure is preceded by ultrasound-assisted liposuction to effectively and gently remove the excess fatty tissue. Dr Schlaudraff will then use VASER® Hi Def liposuction to sculpt and redefine the targeted areas. The removed fatty tissue will then be divided into two samples:
- One sample will be processed by a specific machine, the Cytori Celution®, to extract the stem cells and the regenerative cells from the adipose tissue.
- The other will be purified, cleaned of all cell fragments and other impurities which will produce a viable fat cell sample.
The highly concentrated stem cell and regenerating cell sample will then be combined with the purified fat, thereby creating the cell-enriched fat graft. Dr Schlaudraff will then inject it into the desired area(s) of the body. Lipostructure can last between one and four hours, depending on the quantity and complexity of the areas to be treated. It should be noted that this method does not apply to breasts for which this fat treatment technique is not suitable.
In collaboration with SSCF, Dr Schlaudraff also offers the storage (GMP) of your stem cells of adipose origin for future therapeutic purposes, for example, to treat osteoarthritis of the knee or the shoulder, and for many other indications.
After lipofilling, the patients may suffer from some bruises, swelling and pain in the treated areas. These sensations will dissipate after about one to two weeks after the operation. You will be able to resume light activities a few days after the procedure, and return to normal activity within five to ten days thereafter.
Improved areas will be totally natural, both to the eye and to the touch. The transferred fat will integrate into the surrounding fat, creating the shape and volume you want to give your body, without the use of foreign substances and risk of rejection.