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Lipofilling (fat transfer)

With lipofilling (fat transfer), we will give your face, breasts, or buttocks extra volume by filling the area with your own body’s fat tissue. In consultation with your plastic surgeon, you will decide where the fat can best be removed from your body. By injecting your own body fat cells, the extra volume will feel supple 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

Results lipofilling

The final result of the lipofilling procedure will be visible after approximately 3 months. 50 to 70% of the injected fat cells will survive.

“Dr Bouman thinks and works innovatively and in a problem-solving manner. He has helped me extremely well, treating the loss of volume in my face. Every praise for this expert physician! He listens carefully and performs the lipofilling with great care. I am forever grateful.”

“At EC Jan van Goyen I learned that a breast augmentation can be done with a small amount of fat and the lipofilling method. Other clinics had never told me this before. No more implants, but a natural method. What a great solution and amazing result!”

“Dr Winters is a highly experienced physician and a very pleasant person. He takes all the time he needs for his patients. He performed an explantation (removal of breast implants) and then the lipofilling procedure (breast enlargement using own body fat). The result is wonderful.”

Costs lipofilling

The costs for lipofilling depend on the area we will be treating.

Price Price local anaesthesiaPrice general anaesthesia
Breast lift/augmentation through lipofilling incl. Purecraft€ 5.000,-
Each follow-up session€ 4.500,-
Lipofilling face with Purecraft €3.000,-
Each follow-up session lipofilling face€2.500,-
Lipofilling face without Purecraft€2.000,-€2.500,-

Plastic surgeons

During the first consultation, you and the plastic surgeon will discuss the lipofilling (fat transfer) procedure. Our surgeons specialise in performing the lipofilling procedures and we will guide you through the preparation, the treatment itself, and the aftercare.

Types of lipofilling

We carry out the following lipofilling procedures:

Lipofilling breasts

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.

Lipofilling buttocks

A procedure to tighten and enlarge your buttocks and, when required, hips with your own body fat.

Lipofilling face

Adding volume to your chin, jawline, nose, lip and mouth creases, eyelids, cheeks, or lips.

The first consultation

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.

The procedure

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.

After the procedure

The treated area can be bruised, swollen, and slightly painful for a few days. The swelling and sensitivity will disappear after two weeks.

Recovery time lipofilling



Up to 3 days after the procedure



3 to 7 days after the procedure



Day 7 after the procedure



2 weeks after the procedure



4 to 6 weeks after the procedure



6 weeks after the procedure

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:

Regularly occurring

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Temporary numbness of the skin

Rarely occurring

  • Allergic reaction to the sedation
  • Infection
  • Irregular skin
  • Bleeding

Frequently asked questions


The procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia. This means that you will not experience any pain during the treatment. After the procedure, the treated area can feel bruised. You can take some Paracetamol to reduce any afterpain.


How long the result will be noticeable differs per person. It depends on the amount of fat tissue in your face, buttocks, or breasts that is not broken down again. Around 50 to 70% of the injected fat tissue will remain in the treated area.


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.

Make an appointment

For more information about the possibilities of lipofilling with Aesthetic Centre Jan van Goyen or to make an appointment, please contact us via telephone number 020 – 3055 847 or send an e-mail to ec@jvg.nl. You can reach us during office hours between 08:30 – 16:30 hours. 

Aesthetic Centre Jan van Goyen
Concertgebouwplein 11
1071 LL Amsterdam
Tel: 020 305 5847

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