Micro fat transfer facial filler / Autogenous fat transfer / lipoaugmentation
This is an exciting innovation – Mr Blackburn was the first surgeon to introduce this to Manchester Royal Infirmary and Spire Cheshire hospital in 2014. It involves semi-permanent, transfer of your own fat tissue from your abdomen / thighs to the face to increase and sculpt the volume of the face.
The fat is harvested with aseptic technique with sterile liposuction apparatus under general anaesthesia, processed via a multi-step method including washing the harvested cell suspension before carefully injecting the required volume of fat tissue into the face.
Mr Blackburn has studied a set of his outcomes at Manchester Royal Infirmary which were presented at the European meeting in Munich in 2018 – regarding volume of fat injected and volume of fat gained / retained. This was done using 3D superimposed digital facial photographs to calculate the change in facial volume. Patients in this series also reported significant improvement in quality of life using a validated quality of life questionnaire. This work is helping Mr Blackburn to better judge the right amount to put in to the face for a sculpted outcome with his own technique.
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