Lipofilling, also known as lipomodelling, fat transfer or lipotransfer, is a cosmetic surgery procedure for body remodelling. The purpose of this treatment is to increase the volume of an area or to correct a contour deficit. This is achieved through the suction of an amount of fat from an area in which it is naturally present in greater amounts, and the transplant of them in the area to correct.
The fat is removed from the deeper fatty layers, of either your abdomen, buttocks, inner thighs or hips, using a special needle and syringe. This part of the procedure is called liposuction. The removed fat cells are then separated from the body fluid using special equipment called a centrifuge.
The fat cells are then injected into the contour deficit. This procedure may need to be repeated several times depending on the amount of fat required to complete the procedure.
How should you prepare for lipofilling surgery?
Before surgery, a preoperative assessment is essential, for the patient and surgeon alike. During the visit, the plastic surgeon evaluates the lifestyle and the patient’s possible pathologies. The surgeon will identify areas from where they can remove fat and where it will be injected. The patient will confirm whether they’re happy to do this.
The planning of the operation is complete by identifying the areas of the body that will be affected, photos are also taken to compare with the result after surgery. Instructions are given to the patient on what their diet should consist of before and after the surgery.