Lipotransfer or enriched lipofilling

Over the years, people lose volume in their face and other parts of the body. This is due to facial atrophy, which is caused by different factors such as hormonal factors, or simply by the natural ageing process that comes with age. As the years go by, the facial fat compartments suffer the effects of gravity, causing this effect.

Fortunately, with the advancement of aesthetic medicine this problem now has a solution. There are millions of treatments on the market to solve this situation, such as the lipofilling treatment. This is a procedure that allows us to improve the appearance of the face and eliminate the visible effects of this loss of volume.

The aim of lipofilling treatment is to fill and restore the areas with volume loss with the help of our own fat. It is therefore applied to areas where the effects of ageing have begun to show. This treatment aims to give our face a fuller and rejuvenated appearance.

What is lipofilling?

The Lipofilling procedure is one of the innovative techniques that we use in facial rejuvenation treatment at Clinica Rigo in Tarragona.

Lipofilling or fat transplantation is also one of the most modern techniques in cosmetic medicine and surgery. It consists of extracting fat from areas of the body where there is excess and infiltrating it into the areas that need to be augmented or remodelled. This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and lasts between 30 and 60 minutes approximately.

The fat that is extracted is used to fill out the volume of the breasts or buttocks, improve the shape of the tissue or compensate for wrinkles, skin unevenness and facial scars. For this, fat is harvested from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks; or it can even be harvested from facial contours. After extraction, the cells are prepared and inserted into the area we wish to improve.

At the clinic we also use lipofilling to perform a facelift without surgery. In this case we extract small deposits of fat from the donor areas and use them to reshape the cheekbones, the areas around the mouth or the lower eyelids with the patient’s own fat.

In all these cases the procedure is very minimally invasive and allows for natural and very attractive results.

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Who is lipofilling treatment for?

Lipofilling treatment is performed to improve the appearance by contouring it with the patient’s own fat. The fat is harvested, processed, cleaned and injected into the areas to be improved.

Ideal candidates for this procedure are both men and women who are looking for natural and long-lasting improvements in their appearance. In this sense, it is a minimally invasive alternative with very attractive results, ideal for those who do not want to undergo more complex or dangerous procedures.

To find out more about this procedure and if you are an ideal candidate, book a consultation at Clínica Rigo in Tarragona. During the consultation we will assess whether lipofilling treatment is right for you.

Frequently asked questions about the treatment

This treatment is safe to treat different areas of the body, including the face. Small wrinkles around the mouth, frown lines between the eyes, small wrinkles around the eyes and nasolabial folds can be easily filled with the patient’s own fat. Lips and cheeks can also be filled.

The application of lipofilling to the face has many benefits, including the following:

  • It allows the volume of this area to be increased to the desired volume.
  • The amount of fat injected will be variable depending on our objectives.
  • Fat is the best material for filling, as the loss of adipose tissue is one of the reasons why we lose our facial contours and acquire an aged appearance.
  • It revitalises the tissues of the facial area through the stem cells found in fat tissue.

Because the fat used for the procedure is taken from the patient’s own body, it will not cause any rejection effects in the body.

Lipofilling treatment has been used for years and is continually being developed and improved in aesthetic medicine. This makes it a completely reliable and safe procedure today. 

On the other hand, no foreign substances other than the patient’s own fat are used during the procedure, which makes lipofilling particularly attractive for many people.

The duration of the results can last for years, however, it depends on the patient’s lifestyle and body weight variations. Nevertheless, this treatment is the most durable compared to other filler materials currently available.

Lipofilling treatment is a non-invasive procedure, which is usually painless to perform. However, after the procedure, it is recommended to rest for approximately 3 to 4 days in order to achieve excellent results. 

Once these days have passed and following the doctor’s instructions, you can resume your normal activities without any problem.

For best results, a certain level of body fat is required in the donor areas. However, the volumes of fat required are minimal for excellent results, so it is very rare that you will not be able to find enough fat deposits in any part of the body.

On the other hand, this procedure is a great opportunity to remove unwanted or stubborn fat from the body if you have any.

The fat is processed and sometimes enhanced with additional stem cells, also obtained from the patient, to ensure a better graft take. This will be especially important in the case of patients who are smokers or who have poor healing.


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