Lipofilling or FAT TRANSFER is an outpatient procedure that is performed with fat obtained from one part of the body. This fat is then transferred or injected into another part of your body where there is a loss of volume or connective tissue. This technique is performed under local anesthesia both in the donor area and in the area to be treated. You are welcome to make a consultation at De Felipe Dermatology Clinic where experts in stem cell treatment will inform about your suitability to undergo Lipofilling in London.
What is lipofilling?
Lipofilling or Fat Transfer is a procedure in which your own fat or stem cells are used to recover lost volume in the face or other areas of your body. In this procedure, fat is extracted from the abdomen, hips or thighs where there is an excess of fat, and transferred to areas where volume is missing such as the face, the dark circles around the eyes, cheeks, nasolabial folds or certain folds in the breasts or buttocks.
The advantage of Lipofilling is that larger volumes than normal fillers don’t mean a higher price of the procedure as once you are about to get fat graft, several ml can be obtained in the same procedure. The other advantage is that fat obtained from your own body is autologous, that means there is no risk for rejection, allergies or intolerances as can occur with other filler materials.
Lipofilling treatment London
The current lipofilling technique that we perform at the De Felipe Dermatology clinic uses fat graft as a biocompatible material to recover lost volume elsewhere such as the face.
What does lipofilling consist of?
The procedure is performed in three steps:
- Obtaining fat cells through a small liposuction with special cannulas from fat in the abdomen, hips or thighs.
- Centrifugation of the fat to isolate fat cells and separate from anesthesia and blood.
- Injection in the area to be treated, through a minimal incision, with the help of small cannulas specially designed for this type of procedure.
Type of anesthesia
Topical and local
Immediate. You can get back to work and social life immediately after the procedure. Bruising is very rare with the use of a cannula.
Immediate. 50% of the Fat tissue is usually lost and 50% remains.
Lipofilling before and after
Lipofilling or Fat Transfer is a fantastic and natural filler to recover lost volume in the face, achieving results that are much more natural and long-lasting without the need of a Face Lift surgery. Results can be seen immediately after the procedure and three months later. Our medical team has years of experience performing fat transfers and achieving great results.
Frequently asked questions from our patients
Some patients ask us about lipofilling: