Lipofilling of the face, mammary glands, buttocks and lips: what is it?

One of the most popular plastic surgeries in our time is lipofilling. It was first held over 100 years ago. Over the years, the technology of carrying out, the medical instruments and the means necessary for the operation have changed.

Lipofilling is a technique that corrects figure defects, age-related changes in the face. It involves the transplantation of adipose tissue in problem areas. The procedure does not involve severe traumatic consequences.

For this reason, it has become popular for the correction of the buttocks, face, and mammary glands. The principle of lipofilling is to pump out your own fat and transfer it to the places of correction. This method is considered safe for the following reasons:

  • The material for the operation is taken from one’s own body, therefore it is hypoallergenic. The risk of rejection by the body of the introduced substance is excluded;
  • The intake of fat is carried out through micro-holes using a syringe and cannula.


This method is considered effective for the correction of defects in any part of the body, correction after liposuction.

At the request of the client, lipofilling can be carried out:

  • Hands. The age of a woman is given out by her wrinkled hands and many do not know how to hide it. Lipofilling is the only technique that allows you to make “senile” hands smooth, remove or make less noticeable age spots, give skin elasticity;
  • Mammary gland. The technique improves the contour of the breast, allows you to increase the volume by 0.5-1 size, make a correction of the asymmetry of the glands. To increase the volume of the breast to a larger size, it is necessary to undergo breast augmentation surgery. For the operation, the fat cells must be alive at the time of the transplant. It is necessary to follow the rules of asepsis and antisepsis. Cannot be done during menstruation;
  • Facial oval correction. Raised cheekbones make the face look younger. This is a very efficient and gentle method;
  • Giving volume to the lips, correction of the shape of the lips, giving sensuality;
  • Nasolabial area. One of the signs of aging is the appearance of deep nasolabial folds. Deep wrinkles are filled with fat, defects in this area are leveled. The face looks younger. The effect of the operation remains for a long time;
  • The area around the eyes and eyelids. After blepharoplasty, experts recommend lipofilling. These two procedures will make the result of an eyelid lift more effective and long lasting. Removes dark circles under the eyes. The face looks younger;
  • Legs. The curvature of the legs is corrected, which occurs due to a small muscle volume in the shin area;
  • Buttocks. Lipofilling is used to eliminate the asymmetry and deformation of the buttocks. The effect of the procedure lasts for several years.

When is Plastic Surgery Necessary?

Age-related changes in the face spoil the mood of many women and men. Indications for lipofilling are as follows:

  • Lack of fat layer in the middle and lower part of the face;
  • Pronounced nasolabial folds, lowered corners of the lips;
  • Traces of facial trauma;
  • Insufficient amount of fat in the lower eyelid area after surgery;
  • Aesthetic requirements for individual parts of the body.

Carrying out technology

Lipofilling has gained particular popularity in recent years, thanks to numerous positive reviews. The lipofilling method is safe. This is due to several reasons:

  • Natural material used for correction. Fat is sucked out from areas of the body where there is an excess of it. Adipose tissues are hypoallergenic and are not rejected by the body, like silicone;
  • There are no scars on the body;

Lipofilling is often performed in conjunction with liposuction (the process of extracting one’s own fat). Fat is usually taken from the abdomen or from the inner thighs, where there is a better blood supply. The operation can be performed under local or general anesthesia. It depends on the area to be operated on and the desire of the patient. The extracted fat is first purified from blood and impurities using a centrifuge and filter.

It is very important to keep fatty tissues alive. For this, special equipment is used; air cannot be allowed to enter the material. The fat is then injected, using a syringe, through small punctures, under the skin. The operation must be carried out under conditions of absolute sterility.

Fat is injected into the intermuscular space or into the mucous membrane, depending on the desired result. This operation allows you to increase the bust, buttocks, lips and other parts of the body without the introduction of synthetic implants. The patient can go home immediately after the operation. The puncture site is sealed with plaster strips, there are no bandages. The patch can be removed the next day.

The duration of the procedure is from half an hour to one hour. Edema disappears in 5-7 days. The injected fat is quickly absorbed, with a properly performed operation. When lipofilling of the body from 2 to 4 weeks, you must wear a special corset.

Appeared bruises and swelling disappear in two weeks. After the operation, it is necessary to limit physical activity for one month. It is undesirable to visit baths and saunas, drinking alcohol. After lipofilling, the patient must strictly follow all the recommendations of the doctor.

Rehabilitation after lipofilling and possible consequences

Complications occur very rarely. Usually this may be due to the characteristics of the patient’s body or the unprofessionalism of the specialist. List of possible complications:

  • The formation of bumpy skin at the site of the operation, which occurs when the injected fat is not completely absorbed. In most cases, this happens in smokers;
  • If an excessive amount of adipose tissue is injected, asymmetry may result. Usually 70-80% of the introduced material takes root. Experienced specialists know this and increase the volume;
  • The occurrence of edema, bruising, bruising;
  • Infection of fat, so patients are prescribed antibiotics after surgery;
  • Violation of sensitivity at the site of surgery;
  • Severe pain syndrome.

During face lipofilling, the amount of injected fat is strictly controlled, so correction during this operation is not planned. Surgery on the mammary glands, buttocks, and lower leg requires correction, since fatty tissues in these places take root more slowly. The final result, in this case, will be noticeable in six months or a year.

Before deciding to do lipofilling, in order to exclude possible consequences, it is recommended to conduct a number of studies:

  • Make a general urine test;
  • General blood test, biochemical, hepatitis, HIV infection and RW;
  • Ultrasound of the small pelvis, ECG;
  • Get advice from a therapist

After surgery on any part of the body for two months, a number of requirements must be observed:

  • Take antibiotics for 7 days;
  • Do not wear high-heeled shoes for one month;
  • It is advisable to refrain from driving for 10 days …

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