Fat Transfer


Fat Transfer


Lipofilling technique involves removing patient’s fat from an area (usually the abdomen, inner thigh or hips), and after a purifying process, infiltrate it into the face to enhance and volumize the selected areas.

Fat transfer is usually performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia + intravenous sedation, according to the amount of fat required and the patient needs.

In the case of aesthetic surgery, fat transfer has two different aspects:

  1. To increase the volume of facial regions such as the cheekbones, paranasal area or lips.
  2. To improve the quality of the skin thanks to the nourishing and restorative effect that transfer of fat has on the skin.

After the lipofilling, fat has a resorption process during a few weeks after the procedure has been performed, staying a remnant that won’t be resorbed (about 35-50%).

The main advantages of the fat transfer are the amount of fat that can be harvested and the absence of rejection being a patient’s own tissue.