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:
- To increase the volume of facial regions such as the cheekbones, paranasal area or lips.
- 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.