Before after photos autologous fat

The photos below show patients before and after autologous fat transplantation. The after pictures are usually taken from the third month after the operation. Before this time, the result is already visible but often not 100% conclusive due to swelling. Autologous fat grafting is an excellent way of adding volume to the face. This volume can be placed in several places.

Form your own opinion based on these results

For all operations, photos are taken for documentation purposes during the consultation. This is used for planning the operation and for comparison purposes. These operations often involve body-shape altering procedures. This change is clearly visible immediately after the procedure, but will subside somewhat within the first 3 months. Patients go through an emotional time here. Initially, there is often some doubt about the purpose and success of the operation, which is often accompanied by a degree of uncertainty. Due to the initial swelling and possible hematoma formation (bruising), the result is not yet as expected. As soon as the initial swelling is reduced and the haematoma fades, the result can already be seen more clearly. Patients describe this phase as “relief”. As the goal is foreseeable, the start, i.e. the original state before the operation, is often forgotten. When the last swelling subsides approx. 2-3 months after the operation, the actual “joy” about the result of the operation begins. However, this joy is then permanent and is reinforced by the direct comparison of the “before” pictures.

Here you will find a small selection of photos of patients of different age groups and different anatomical variations.

What you can expect after an autologous fat transplant

Patients who opt for an autologous fat transplant often suffer from loss of volume, particularly in the face. Popular areas are the lips, nasolabial folds or jawline. When thinking about the procedure, the end result naturally plays the biggest role. But how exactly will you look in the time leading up to the final result? In the long term, this naturally plays a somewhat subordinate role, but it is important for me to inform you about it.

In the photos selected above you can see the results approx. 2-3 months after an autologous fat transplant. It is clearly recognizable that the missing volume could be replaced and a natural, not artificial, overall appearance was retained. Of course, every anatomy is unique, but you may find yourself in one or the other picture.

But what will you look like shortly after the operation? Immediately after the operation, the treated areas will swell slightly. Occasionally there are hematomas (bruising) which can last for about 7-10 days. During this time, the filled area will appear somewhat “overfilled”. The final result can already be guessed at but cannot yet be assessed 100%.

After around 3-4 months, the final result can be assessed to see whether the volume introduced is sufficient or whether another session will be necessary. The fat removal site will also swell slightly within the first few weeks and form an extensive hematoma. During this time, you can speed up the swelling by gently cooling the area.