Is Lipofill as good as a boob job?
This week, we want to introduce you to a pioneering treatment which we know a lot of women would love to hear about. It’s called Lipofill and it’s all about moving fat from one place of the body to another place of the body
Fat has been used in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery since the late 1890s with surgeons such as Neuter and Czerny to graft scars and construct breast. In 1926, fat was used in the face for wrinkle correction by Miller (another plastic surgeon). So using fat is not new. What is new is the technology in the processing of the fat tissue and its application in the world of cosmetics and aesthetics.
Our resident plastic surgeon, Dr Ondrej Mestak is an expert at performing Lipofill surgery, so we asked him a few questions about the procedure below.
What is Lipofill?
In the past people thought that the fat is something bad, they wanted to get rid of it, they wanted to lose the fat, but now we found out that fat is very good material for tissue augmentation. We can use it instead of fillers, which are artificially made.
Where do you take out the fat from?
The procedure is done in a way that we harvest the fat via liposuction. After the liposuction we process the fat using different methods. In the third stage of the procedure we inject the fat in the area the patient desires.
Where can the fat be injected?
There are many places where we can inject the fat. The most common are to enhance the size of the breasts and buttocks and to give the face a more plump and youthful look.
Is there a lot of swelling after the procedure?
Yes, after corrective grafting there is usually a lot of swelling and this can last for up to 4 weeks.
Is it as good as a boob job?
It’s a natural alternative. When we first started to transfer fats to the breasts, we thought that it could be used instead of implants, but this is not the case. The increased volume you can get from an implants is much higher than we can get from fat. But for those who just want a small, natural enlargement then yes it is as good as a boob job.
What are the benefits of Lipofill?
Firstly, it doesn’t involve any large incisions which is attractive to patients who don’t like the look of many scars.
There it is, everything you need to know about our Lipofill procedure. The aim at W1 is always to look fresh and natural, to be the best version of you so we love the idea of this minimally-invasive procedure that is really good for patients who don’t want implants but want a natural breast augmentation.
If you’re not sure what treatment is right for you, come to the clinic and we will assess your surgical needs to find out what the best treatment is for you.