Autologous fat anti-wrinkle injection for smoother skin


Lächelnde reifere Frau symbolisiert Behandlung von Unebenheiten im Gesicht mit dem Lipofilling

The ageing process progressively shows its mark in all of us. Nowadays, there are many ways to conceal wrinkles – and it doesn’t always have to be a surgical facelift. One method that does not require surgery at all and is only minimally invasive is lipofilling. With the skilful redistribution of fat cells, this autologous fat anti-wrinkle injection manages to smooth out skin imperfections and mitigate the natural ageing process. Dr Duve offers you this low-risk treatment and ensures that your skin is significantly improved.



Starting at EUR 800 per session


Approx. 60 minutes


Outpatient, local anaesthesia


None up to a few days

Advantages of lipofilling

  • Remove fat and use it to inject wrinkles
  • Young appearance
  • Hardly any risks

Treatment areas for lipofilling

Face, lips, décolleté, neck

What is lipofilling and who is it suitable for?

Lipofilling is a way of removing fat tissue from one part of the body and then gently injecting it elsewhere. Dr Duve gently injects the previously removed fat cells into the wrinkled areas of his patients. As a result, these areas look much firmer and voluminous, making the wrinkles almost disappear. The treatment is perfect for any patient who wishes to have their wrinkles treated, but does not wish to undergo a facelift. At the same time, this procedure offers the opportunity of liposuction from problem areas. Even though not much fat is taken from there, it is often a visual improvement. For example, with lipofilling you can lose belly fat and reduce your wrinkles at the same time.

Which areas can be treated?


Before each treatment, Dr Duve discusses with his patients exactly which treatment is best suited for eliminating wrinkles – alternatives to lipofilling include treatments with Botox® or hyaluronic acid. Generally, lipofilling can be used to treat all areas of the body that bother the patient due to the appearance of wrinkles.

What should be considered before the treatment?

It is important to avoid any blood thinners for 14 days before the treatment and alcohol on the day of the treatment. Otherwise, you should be in good health (for example, you should not be suffering from an infection) and not wear any make-up on the day of the treatment.

How does the treatment work?

In a personal consultation, we will first clarify whether the treatment is the best option to meet your expectations. Dr Duve will also explain to you in detail the possibilities, the expected result and the minimal risks of the treatment. Lipofilling is then performed by Dr Duve under local anaesthesia. For some treatment areas, the treatment can also be performed under general anaesthesia. First, the procedure uses a narrow cannula to remove and treat the fat tissue from the donor area. The fat cells are isolated and cleaned of blood cells, oozing wound fluid, anaesthetic residues, etc.

The processed fat cells are then inserted into the region that is being treated. This is done with very fine cannulas to avoid skin damage and scars.

What should I consider after the treatment?

The treated areas may be swollen or reddened, and bruising is also possible. However, these reactions of the body are harmless and subside after some time. The treated areas can be cooled to relieve the swelling and possibly pain. As the fat in the target area can also partially break down again, it is possible to repeat the procedure to improve the result even further. For this, you can confidently contact Dr Duve to discuss the further procedure. The same applies if you are unsure after the treatment or if you have any problems. Do not hesitate to contact Dr Duve and his team.

How long does the healing take?

Side effects such as swelling and redness usually subside after the first two weeks, but you can rest assured that you will enjoy the result. As the body’s natural material is used, allergies are very unlikely.

When will the result be visible?

The result is visible after about three to six months. If too many fat cells have degraded by that time, and the result still does not meet the exact expectations, you can schedule another treatment. It usually lasts for two years, but the result may vary due to strong weight gain or loss.

How much does the treatment cost?

The treatment costs depend on your expectations and the target regions. Generally, however, the costs for lipofilling start at around EUR 800. You will find out the exact price in a personal consultation, tailored to your individual situation.

Frequently asked questions about lipofilling

Answers from the expert Dr Duve

How long does lipofilling last?

The result lasts for about two years. It can be refreshed at any time. –

Is lipofilling permanent?

No, it is not permanent, but it lasts for a very long time and can be repeated as needed. It usually lasts for two years. –

When does the patient’s own fat degrade?

A part of the redistributed fat degrades right after the treatment – this is normal. The rest remains for a longer period. –

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