This plastic surgery procedure envisages collecting, from the same subject, small quantities of fat, which are then appropriately purified and infiltrated into areas that present volume deficiencies.
This plastic surgery procedure envisages collecting, from the same subject, small quantities of fat, which are then appropriately purified and infiltrated into areas that present volume deficiencies. Since it is autologous material (taken from the same body), they cause no problems of allergies or rejection. Fat infiltrated through the lipofilling technique will remain on site, creating a filling effect that is aesthetically remarkable.
Lipofilling is performed in the operating room if the areas to be treated, like the breast, need considerable volumes of adipose tissue and contextual liposuction to collect it is performed in other areas. In this case anaesthesia will be either spinal or general.
A small needle connected to a syringe is used to extract fat from the chosen area, usually where the adipose tissue is most compact, such as thighs, abdomen and hips. After suction, the fat is centrifuged and purified to remove excess fluids, and then injected with very fine needles bilaterally, precisely both under and over the mammary gland.
This procedure can be repeated until the desired volume is obtained.
With the initial liposuction, this surgical procedure ensures a dual effect of reducing areas with excessive fat and contextually increasing the volume of the breast. Regarding any traces left by surgery, the breast will not present any scars as the microneedles used do not leave any marks. There will be a scar of about 3 mm at the collection site, the size of the collection needle.
Usually surgery is performed on a day-hospital regime and presents a high level of safety, given its poor invasiveness.
A one-week period of rest is envisaged for areas subjected to adipose tissue suction (abdomen, thighs, knees), while sports activities can recommence on the third week after surgery. Regarding the breast, it must not be exposed to either compression or energetic massages for 30 days.
This surgical procedure entails a low risk of complications, but the use of an antibiotic is recommended to avoid any risks of infections. Possible swelling or bruising in the areas treated are perfectly normal, and clear over a period of 7-10 days.