Lipotransference is performed by extracting adipose tissue from some areas of the body, through a liposuction pump and very small cannulas (2 to 3 millimeters). Then the extracted fat is centrifuged and stratified. “This is how the serum, being heavier, is in the lower portion. The fat on the other hand, which will be the material to be injected, remains in the middle portion and finally the oil, which is lighter, remains in the upper portion, “explains the specialist.
Then the fat is re-injected, through syringes of 1ml in the areas that you want to volume, remodel or correct.
Also, the most common areas to perform a lipotransference are:
Facial lipofilling: due to factors such as the passage of time, sun excess and age, volume and muscle mass are lost in certain areas of the face such as the cheekbones, the eye area and the flaccidity is felt. Thanks to this new technique, the skin can be tightened giving a younger and fresher appearance with the so-called “volume restoration”.
Lipofilling of breasts: in these cases it is very common for the patient to seek this technique to correct asymmetries or defects post mastectomy, tuberous breasts, Poland syndrome, among others. In addition, it is also very common that the patient seeks to add volume and shape.
Buttock Lipofilling: this intervention requires a detailed evaluation by the specialist, since it must take into account factors such as the quality of the skin, the anatomy of the patient, the asymmetries, among others. Likewise, the technique to be used must be determined, since it can be subcutaneous, intramuscular or mixed. The amount and volume will also depend on the expectations of the patient and the final decision of the surgeon. Usually the fat is injected through the intergluteal fold.
Lipofilling cleft thorax: there is a congenital malformation called “pectus excavatum”, which consists of the sinking or depression of the sternal bone. In these cases, fatty grafts are highly recommended to correct sinking, only if there are no functional respiratory disorders.
The intervention lasts between 1 and 2 hours and different techniques can be combined in the same patient. Local anesthesia or general sedation can be used according to what the surgeon indicates.