Lipoimplant: the biological alternative to conventional synthetic implants

Lipoimplants are implants that are made from the patient’s own fat, thus reducing postoperative swelling, as well as being a biological, durable and more reliable alternative to conventional implants.

Lipoimplant is the name I gave to my technique for fat grafting. This technique was developed in 1998 and registered with the Spanish Patent and Trademark Agency in 2001, along with the instruments designed to perform it correctly.

It is a durable, biological and even more reliable alternative to solid, synthetic or injectable implants. The lipoimplant can be placed as such or in an enriched form, since it is possible to increase the number of regenerative cells and stem cells it contains.

This has the advantage of a greater regenerative and biological power, so the use of enriched implants is especially indicated for those difficult areas.

The lipoimplant can be used in almost any body area, both in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. Here are some examples of the use that can be attributed to it:

– Breast augmentation. Replacement of breast prosthesis with fat.

– Reconstruction or augmentation of shoulders, biceps, buttocks, calves or ankles.

– Reconstruction of male and female cleavage and pectorals.

– Facial rejuvenation and reshaping – Concealment of bulging eyes

– Cheekbone, jawline and chin augmentation

– Deep mesotherapy skin refreshing

The most common areas to extract body fat used in liposuction are the abdomen and thighs, although it all depends on the volume needed in the liposuction.

If we are going to implant a liter of fat enriched with regenerative cells in the buttocks, we will need any possible body accumulation, while if we are going to model the lips or cheekbones we will need very small quantities, which can be extracted from almost anywhere.

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Each category of liposuction has its own postoperative period and specific recommendations. Even so, there are some common points in all types of liposuction:

1. Postoperative swelling will be less than in similar cases with solid prostheses. The areas that will have more tendency to swell will be those from where the donor fat has been extracted.

2. In medium or large lipoimplants it is advisable to use a pressotherapy girdle, like the ones used after conventional liposuction. In small lipoimplants no stitches or bandages are usually needed anywhere.

3. With body liposuction, physical exercise is not recommended for at least a month and a half.

4. Sun exposure should be avoided for at least three months.

The long-term stability of liposuction is excellent in 90% of the cases and with only one operation. The possible touch-ups that are performed afterwards are usually aimed at adjusting the volumes of the liposuction to the patient’s taste.