Lipotransfer is an aesthetic medicine technique used to improve the appearance of the skin and to increase volume in specific areas of the body.

What is lipotransfer

In this technique, fat is removed from the patient’s body and injected into specific areas to improve appearance and contour.

Lipotransfer is performed through an outpatient surgical procedure and usually requires local anesthesia or sedation.

  • First, the surgeon performs liposuction to remove fat from an area of the patient’s body, such as the waist or thighs. The fat is then processed and filtered to remove dead cells and other contaminants.
  • Once the fat has been prepared, it is injected into the desired areas of the body through a series of small injections. The amount of fat that can be transferred depends on the size and shape of the donor area and the target area, as well as the amount of fat available for transfer.

The results of lipotransfer are generally long-lasting, since the transferred fat behaves like any other fat in the body and is not absorbed. It is important to note that it is not a weight loss procedure and does not guarantee a permanent change in weight or body shape.

It requires an outpatient surgical procedure that usually requires local anesthesia or sedation. The fat is processed and filtered before being injected into the desired areas of the body.

Benefits of lipotransfer

Lipotransfer can improve the appearance and contour of the body by transferring fat to specific areas of the body, such as the buttocks, thighs or arms.

It is a technique that has the following benefits:

  • It is a non-invasive technique, since it uses injections.
  • Long-lasting results, as the transferred fat behaves like any other fat in the body and is not absorbed.
  • It is a safe procedure and well tolerated by most people.
  • It provides natural-looking results by using fat from the patient’s own body instead of synthetic fillers.

Risks of lipoblastoplasty

Although lipotransfer is a safe technique, it is important to keep in mind that as with any medical procedure, there are some risks and side effects associated with this technique, such as pain, bruising, swelling, tenderness, allergic reactions and infections.

If you are considering lipotransfer, it is important to speak with a qualified medical professional to evaluate whether you are a good candidate and discuss your treatment options.

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This text on liposuction has been written by professional editors and reviewed by Sisneo’s medical-aesthetic team. In addition, we have relied on experts in medicine, engineering and aesthetics as a source of information, as well as specific studies to maintain the quality of what we publish.

At Sisneo Bioscience we are committed to publish truthful and contrasted information. And to update or correct it as soon as new knowledge becomes available.

Among others, we have used the following references:

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