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Fat autotransplantation, also called fat grafting, fat injections, lipostructure or lipotransfer, is a procedure that uses a person’s own fat to fill in irregularities and grooves in their buttocks.
At the present time it is a well-established technique that was perfected in the early 1990s. The aspirated fat is processed by centrifugation, filtration or washing, as a result, liquid and pure fatty tissue is obtained, ready for injection in the desired area. The fat is then injected, when this is necessary.
The fat is evenly distributed in the area, by injecting small amounts into the tissues; in such a way that the injected fat is well surrounded by healthy tissue, this ensures that the transplanted fat remains in contact with the surrounding tissues that must supply oxygen and nutrients.
The 4D Lipo-Eco Technique reshapes the body, giving it an athletic and healthy appearance. Thanks to ultrasonic technology, the technique of nerve blocks by anesthesia, and the participation of surgeons, the patient achieves the desired figure in a single and painless intervention.
The skin that is normally left over and loose adheres to the muscle, thus creating a very aesthetic and firm effect.
Approximately two hours.
General anesthesia may be used.
Bruising, swelling, hypersensitivity, and there may even be drainage of anesthetic fluid during the first 24 hours. The treated areas will be more swollen immediately after the operation, therefore, it is important to use a “cold pack” or a cold compress in the first hours to minimize swelling. The “cold pack” is a special bag filled with ice cubes and water. The swelling increases until about the third day, but then gradually decreases until it disappears. After about a week to ten days, patients feel well enough to go out and resume a normal social life. If a bruise has appeared, it (or these) may remain visible for a little longer. Patients should have a check-up with the surgeon between the fifth and seventh days and again three weeks later. By then, most of the swelling will be gone. Surgeons often inject more fat than is actually needed, because 25-30% of the transplanted fat cells will not survive. The final result must be evaluated after three months have elapsed. At that time, the surgeon will take photographs again so that they can be compared with those taken before the procedure. A second session may be necessary to compensate for any lack of volume in a certain area of the treated area.
Infection. Asymmetry. Ripples of the skin. Changes in pigmentation (hypo/hyper). skin damage Fluid retention.
Pulmonary embolism (from a blood clot that travels to the lungs), and/or excessive loss of blood and/or fluids.
The patient will be able to return to work in a period of two to four days. After timely re-evaluation by the doctor, the patient will be able to resume their most strenuous activity in approximately four to six weeks.
The feeling of swelling and bruising will disappear in a period of one to six months, depending on the amount of fat removed and the areas treated.
The patient is required to wear a postoperative compression garment for four weeks
Results vary from patient to patient; however, the overall effect is improvement in the size of the buttocks resulting in a more aesthetic appearance.