Fat transfer can enhance the face and body by using fat from another part of the body.
What is Lipofilling?
Lipofilling is also known as fat grafting and fat transfer. It’s a procedure in body remodelling to improve the contours of the body. Put simply, you take fat from one part of the body to another to smooth out, enhance, and fill in irregularities. You can use fat transfer techniques to increase the volume of an area of the body using a person’s own fat.
How Does Lipofilling Work?
Lipofilling works by removing unwanted fat from an area of the body like the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen using liposuction. Fat cells are then harvested and separated from body fluid. After purifying the fat, it’s then injected back into the body part you’re looking to enhance.
Depending on the amount of fat you’re injecting and the area of the body, you may need several producers or one. The surgery can take between 1 to 3 hours and with use either general or local anaesthetic. This will depend on how much fat you harvest and inject, as well as how many parts of the body.
It’s important to know that there is a limit on the amount of fat you can inject in one session. This is why you may need several sessions for one treatment, especially if you’re trying to achieve a particular result.
Where Can You Use Fat Transfer on the Body?
Using the body’s fat cells, you can use fat grafting techniques on several parts of the body to improve contours and smooth out the skin’s appearance.
Fat transfer surgery is used on the following areas:
- Improve the appearance of scars
Breast Fat Transfer
Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery uses the patient’s own fat via liposuction to enhance and enlarge the breasts. The procedure uses fat grafting techniques and eliminates the need for implants to create a natural bust. If you’re self-conscious about your breast size or shape, breast augmentation can help increase self-confidence and improve the contours of the breast.
The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and takes up to 3 hours. Your plastic surgeon carefully removes excess fat from unwanted areas like the thighs, stomach, or waist during the procedure. The fat is then transferred to the breasts to boost volume and improve the overall shape. The surgery has two phases: the liposuction phase and the fat injection phase. Your surgeon will use tiny injection sites to distribute the fat evenly into your breasts.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift is also known as butt augmentation. The objective of the procedure is to enhance the bum and size in a way that’s not too invasive. The procedure uses fat transfer to the buttocks. This means that fat is taken from one part of the body, like your thighs, and transferred into the bum. The procedure aims to improve shape and fullness.
BBL is a popular procedure for those seeking to lift the butt and enhance the contours of the body. A Brazilian butt lift is a way to improve your bum using fat transfer. What this means is that your surgeon uses fat grafting techniques to remove fat from one part of your body and injects it into the bum. Your surgeon uses only the highest quality of fat.
Only the highest quality fat cells are injected into the buttocks. The fat is harvested, purified, and prepared for grafting before being injected into the body. This method has surpassed traditional techniques like implants to create more natural-looking results and fullness in recent years.
The surgery is divided into three stages:
- The fat is removed from the body using cannula tubes.
- The fat cells are washed and prepared
- The fat is injected back into the body.
It’s important to know that a Brazilian Butt lift comes with its own unique risks. It’s a very complex surgery that requires expert knowledge and experience to perform. There is a high number of post-op incidents with this procedure. This is because the treatment is very popular, and some surgeons who are not qualified are performing the procedure for an attractive price.
What are the Benefits of Lipofilling?
There are several reasons why fat transfer is increasing in popularity. Many people prefer this type of procedure as you don’t use any external chemicals or foreign objects. It’s thoughts to be a more natural approach to body enhancements. Fat transfers are one of the most common procedures for lip enhancements. You can smooth out almost all types of irregularities in the body.
Benefits of fat transfer surgery include:
- Improve body contours
- Enhance breast size
- No foreign objects or chemicals
- Smooth out appearance
- Effective body remodelling surgery
- Increase volume in cheeks and chin
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Lipofilling?
In the majority of cases, patients usually go straight home after fat transfer surgery. You may experience some bruising and swelling in the first few days, but this should subside after 1 week. You will need about 1 week off work with full recovery taking about 2 weeks.
The recovery process can differ depending on your type of treatment. Treatments like a Brazilian butt lift and breast fat transfer surgery require more recovery time than face and hand fat transfer treatments. Your surgeon will talk you through your individual recovery timeline during your consultation.
What are the Potential Risks and Side Effects of Fat Transfer to the Body?
It’s important to be aware of all potential risks and side effects before committing to any surgery. Here are the potential risks of fat transfer surgery:
- Fat necrosis