Lipofilling or Lipoimplants in Alicante
Lipofilling, lipoimplant or fat tissue grafting is a surgical technique that aims to use the patient’s own fat as a filling material for facial or body structures.
This requires liposuction techniques, extracting the fat from the donor area and after a minimal preparation process, injecting it into the desired area for augmentation or filling. In this way two goals are achieved, to remove fat from a specific area and to move it to where it is needed.
As with any grafting of a human tissue, it is necessary for it to be durable. Failure of the graft to take hold will lead to its disappearance within a few weeks and thus to the absence of satisfactory results.
In the correct procedure of the lipofilling technique, the usual yield is around 70%, generating a living, stable tissue that will be susceptible to weight changes as well.
Any lipoimplant treatment, therefore, should be performed in patients who are able to maintain a relatively stable weight.
In terms of volume, it may take several sessions to achieve the desired volume.
The patient’s own fat can be used as a permanent facial filler, lip or cheek augmentation, as well as facial reshaping.
Moderate breast augmentation, buttock augmentation and filling of the labia majora vulvae are some of the most common applications of lipofilling, with very good results.
The main limitation of this type of technique is that the patient must have accumulations of fat in sufficient quantity and quality to serve as donor sites.
Limited amounts of fat will produce more limited gains.
The technique of lipofilling or lipoimplants can usually be performed under local anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation or, better, general anaesthesia (sedation is administered by vein and produces a “sleep” equivalent to night-time, general anaesthesia requires the placement of a tube in the airway), allowing the patient to return home after spending a few hours in hospital during the day or to remain in hospital for only one night.
High and uncontrolled blood pressure, uncontrolled diabetes, heart, lung, kidney and liver disease are important contraindications. And also the need for anticoagulant medication.