Lipotransfer or lipofilling is the treatment to increase specific areas of the body with autologous fat, that is to say, with fat previously extracted from the patient, which gives us very interesting advantages as we do not have to use synthetic or semi-synthetic materials.

This treatment provides very good results for filling scars or increasing the volume of buttocks or facial wrinkles and it is a minimally invasive procedure with a high satisfaction rate.

After the procedure it is usually necessary to take an oral antibiotic and to wear an elastic band to hold the treated area in place for about 30 days.

Advantages of Lipotransfer

  • Eliminates wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin.

  • The results are very natural

  • Works to disguise scarring

  • Allows reconstruction of malformed areas of the body

  • Treats cases of volume deficit in breast reconstructions

Expected results and risks

The results of the lipotransfer begin to be seen 5 or 6 days after the intervention and, one month after the intervention, they are definitive. As far as risks are concerned, as it is the patient’s own autologous fat, there is no risk of rejection or allergies. However, as it is a surgical procedure, there may be cases of infection, scarring problems and bleeding.

Lipotransfer cases

The procedure

The surgeon extracts fat from the patient’s own body by means of fine cannulas introduced into small incisions. The doctor then subjects the fat to a special treatment. Depending on the area to be treated, the fat will plump up the skin, fill wrinkles, lift the buttocks or correct defects such as scars. But it can also be used as a complement or replacement for breast implants in cases of mastectomies, both partial and total, and breast lifts, in which the intervention can be completed with a fat transfer.

Care after the surgery

It is normal for bruising to appear in the removal areas. It is also common for the treated area to be swollen for several days. For a month the doctor will recommend the use of a compression garment to compress the harvesting areas. If the fat transfer has been done on the breast, you will also need to wear a post-operative bra.


Lipotransfer, or autologous fat transfer, is contraindicated in pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is also not recommended in cases where the patient does not have the necessary fat for removal. It is also counterproductive in patients with cardiovascular, respiratory, systemic or autoimmune diseases, as well as in people with scarring or coagulation problems or heavy smokers.

Lipotransfer operation timing:

  • Procedure time 1-2 hours
  • Anaesthesia adapted to the needs of each patient.
  • Hospitalisation Not required
  • Recovery 2 weeks
  • Effects 6-30 days
  • Long-lasting results