Autologous fat grafting

Autologous fat implantation

Lipofilling is recommended in cases where it is necessary to restore body volumes that have become reduced in size. It is an operation involving the implantation of autologous adipose tissue – that is, your own – to fill in areas where volume is missing on face, hands or parts of buttocks, and to restore a balanced appearance after mastoplasties or liposuctions.

It is useful also for biostimulating the dermis and epidermis, and is particularly indicated for patients suffering from allergic diathesis or reactions to synthetic fillers. This treatment produces natural, long-lasting results that are almost permanent.

To ascertain that the patient possesses all the requirements necessary to affront this kind of treatment, we carry out an in-depth evaluation of clinical and anamnestic data. To avoid the possibility of complications, we also advise suspension of oral contraceptives and, for 30 days before and 30 days after the operation to suspend smoking. For aspirin and other pharmaceuticals containing acetylsalicylic acid a suspension of 14 days is sufficient.
Let us now enter into detail to describe the operation. The technique involves the extraction of adipose tissue from a particular region of the body and its implantation into the area to be remodelled after first being purified of blood components. The operation is carried out under local anaesthetic. After the adipose tissue is inserted the implant is remodelling manually.

After the operation is over, the patient can normally return to their ordinary routine after 24-48 hours, while for physical activities they must wait for about one month. It is necessary to bear in mind that, in certain cases, a second operation may be necessary at a distance of 3 months to reintegrate adipose tissue that has been reabsorbed by the organism.

It must not be forgotten that in every surgical operation there is always a slight possibility of complications arising, however, in the case of a patient who has passed all clinical examinations it is very rare that they will encounter problems arising from the operation.

For the purpose of providing a complete information, the types of problems that may occur, even though very rarely, are:
  • bleeding from implantation or tissue aspiration sites;
  • infections - curable with antibiotic treatments;
  • sensitivity alteration - normally temporary.
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