Lipofilling is a procedure that allows to increase certain areas of the face and body, improve the skin, eliminate wrinkles and deep furrows by injecting autologous fat. At its core, the operation is an injection transplantation of fat adipose cells.

Lipofilling is the method used to eliminate shortfall in the amount of facial tissue, that is used along with other fillers (extenders), for example, such as Radiesse or products based on hyaluronic acid (Juviderm, Restylane, etc.)

The method consists of diffuse injection of fat adipose cells got as a result of a delicate liposuction through a special cannula needle. Compared to other fillers, fat has a number of advantages like lack of foreign substances in the body, and as a consequence, complete absence of allergic reactions and possibility of introducing a more sufficient volume of this substance.

But that’s not the only advantage of this method. It is scientifically proven that fat contains a huge number of stem cells, even more than the bone marrow does. With the introduction of fat a complex mechanism of regeneration starts; it improves blood circulation in that are, what ultimately leads to increased nutrition of the skin and, therefore, improves the skin's appearance.

However, this method has some drawbacks, such as technical complexity, and consequently, the higher cost of working with this free “filler”, the need for control and possible correction during several months after the operation. Therefore lipofilling is more often used for correction in case of:

  • Serious lacrimal groove, wrinkles, nasolabial folds, scars, atrophied or just small lips;
  • Deformation of the skin relief due to a failed liposuction;
  • Atrophy of subcutaneous adipose tissue;
  • Increase and correction of the breast;
  • Correction of the body contour;
  • Correction of the cheeks (expressionless cheekbones or sinking cheeks) and chin;
  • Rejuvenation of hands;
  • Correction of the buttocks, legs and feet.


Lipofilling isn’t the best variant for the correction of small areas, in this case it would be better to use fillers based on hyaluronic acid.

Lipofilling is especially successful when it is performed after liposuction. The fat can be introduced to the areas that need rejuvenation.

The operation can be performed under local anesthesia, the duration depends on the workload. The recovery period also depends on the place from which the fat was taken, and to which the fat was injected. The longest recovery period will have the facial area, as it has the large number of capillaries, so it’s impossible to perform this operation without bruises and swelling after that. But these problems will most likely disappear in 7-10 days.


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