Autologous Fat Injections (Lipofilling) in the Face in Young Patients?

I was just asked by a young woman:

Can you tell me at what age autologous fat injections can be performed? Is there an age limit? Would the skin age faster than normal if the treatment is done at young age?

My answer: Autologous fat injections (lipofilling) are possible at any age and have no influence on skin aging. They can even be applied in very young patients in case of irregularities such as tissue defects. However, aesthetic fat injections, for example, under the cheeks, are useful only in an age in which age-related defects appear.

It is nevertheless usually better to treat these age-related defects with bioidentical hormones (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, BHRT) because they are caused by hormonal deficiencies. Stem cells (stem cell suspension) isolated from fat obtained by liposuction can – regardless of the patient’s age – be used to treat sun damages and generally improve the skin quality.

DDr. Heinrich, MD

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