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.
Lipofilling at Aesthetic Center Jan van Goyen
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:
Lipofilling in the breasts is a treatment to give your breasts more volume or to restore symmetry. This treatment is also widely used to give the breast more volume and shape after the final removal of breast implants.
Add volume to your chin, jawline, nasal fold, mouth folds, eyelids or cheeks. Lipofilling in the face is an excellent way to use body fat to give your face more volume.
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: the operation
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 lipofilling
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.
Lipofilling recovery time
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
Result after the procedure
The final result of the lipofilling procedure will be visible after approximately 3 months. 50 to 70% of the injected fat cells will survive.
Cost of lipofilling
The cost of lipofilling depends on the area we are treating.
|price||Price local anesthetic||price anesthesia|
|Breast enhancement/enlargement through lipofilling||From € 6,350|
|Every follow-up session lipofilling breasts||From € 6,000|
|Lipofilling Face incl. Puregraft||€3.000,-|
Lipofilling breasts before and after
The removal of breast implants in combination with lipofilling
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
Frequently asked questions about lipofilling
Is lipofilling painful?
The treatment is performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. As a result, the treatment itself is not painful. After lipofilling, the treated area may feel a bit sore. A paracetamol is enough to suppress the pain.
How long will the result be noticeable?
It varies per person how long the result of lipofilling is visible. This depends on the amount of fatty tissue that remains in your face, buttocks or breasts. Approximately 50 to 70% of the adipose tissue remains in the treated area.
Will I have any scars?
Special cannulas are used to inject your own body fat into your body. This has the advantage that there will be no large scars. The scars are usually smaller than 5 mm. Most of these scars will be more or less invisible after a year.
Meet one of our plastic surgeons during the intake consultation. Our experienced and specialised surgeons are here for you before and after the surgery.