With lipofilling, body fat is removed by means of liposuction (often from the abdomen, hips or legs) and put back elsewhere in the body. This is done when someone wants to enhance the appearance (often for more volume in the breasts or face) but also when dents have formed after an injury or previous surgery.
By means of lipofilling, contours and volume are restored. The big advantage is that lipofilling uses the body's own fat. This makes the treatment safe and lipofilling is therefore also widely used in plastic surgery.
Together with your plastic surgeon discuss where the fat can best be removed. By introducing your own fat cells, the extra volume feels smooth and natural.
- Cosmetic procedure with your own body fat
- Adds volume to your breasts, buttocks, or face
- Our plastic surgeons are affiliated with the Dutch Societies for plastic surgery NVPC and NVEPC
- Both male and female surgeons
Types of lipofilling
We carry out the following types of lipofilling:
A procedure to add volume to your breasts or to bring back symmetry. This procedure is also often applied to add volume to and/or reshape breasts after breast implants have been permanently removed.
lip filling face
Adding volume to your chin, jawline, nose, lip and mouth creases, eyelids, cheeks, or lips.
A procedure to tighten and enlarge your buttocks and, when required, hips with your own body fat.
During the first consultation with the attending plastic surgeon you will discuss your wishes and assess whether they are feasible based on the technical options. You will also discuss the exact treatment method. You will be informed about the lipofilling procedure, the type of anaesthesia, the risks and complications, and get advice about the aftercare.
In order to get a good indication of your general health, the surgeon will ask you some questions about your medical history. We will also take photos for your medical file. This is the best way for you to assess the final result.
Lipofilling is carried out under local or general anaesthesia. The type of anaesthesia depends on the size and location of the treatment area. After the anaesthesia has been given, we cover the surrounding area.
The surgeon injects a sedation fluid in the location where we will suck out the fat and then the fat is removed using a low suction power. The fat is collected in a closed filter system (pure graft). This ensures that unwanted elements such as sedation fluid, blood cells, and broken fat cells are removed, leaving only optimal fat that can be used for the lipofilling. This fat tissue is then transferred into smaller tubes with cannulas. Via these hollow needles, we can inject your own fat tissue in the location where you want to add volume. The first lipofilling procedure takes about 1.5 hours and is more or less painless.
The volume will shrink somewhat as your body will drain off the fluid. In total, around 50 to 70% of the volume remains.
Aftercare and recovery
After the operation you can leave the clinic under supervision. Make sure you are picked up as you are not allowed to drive. The treated area may be bluish, swollen and tender for a few days after the procedure. After two weeks, the swelling and tenderness will subside. After the operation you will wear special pressure clothing where the liposuction was performed.
After the operation, we are available 24/7 in case of emergency or urgent questions.
Swelling and redness increases
Swelling and redness decreases
Checkup appointment in our clinic
You may perform light physical work
You are allowed to perform physically heavier work
You can exercise again
The final result of the lipofilling procedure will be visible after approximately 3 months. 50 to 70% of the injected fat cells will survive.
The cost of lipofilling depends on the area we are treating.
|price||Price local anesthetic||price anesthesia|
|Breast enhancement/enlargement through lipofilling||From € 6,000|
|Every follow-up session lipofilling breasts||From € 5,600|
|Lipofilling Face incl. Puregraft||€3.250,-|
|Every follow-up session lipofilling face incl. Purecraft|
|Lipofilling Face excl. Puregraft||€2.700,-|
Risks and Complications
The complications that may occur after a lipofilling procedure are basically nil as we work with the body’s own material. However, every plastic surgery procedure has its risks. Possible complications that may occur are:
- Fluid build-up
- Temporary numbness of the skin
- Allergic reaction to the sedation
- irregular skin