The autologous fat graft is the safest and most compatible filler used to increase buttock volume. IML has optimised the procedure, by enriching the fat tissue with growth factors to guarantee its survival in the recipient site.
Lipotransfer or lipograft is the implanting of autologous fat for localised volume augmentation.
To date, these autologous fat implants generally required more than one session, given that the grafted fat was reabsorbed by the organism.
Lipotransfer optimisation consists of enriching the fat to be used as a filler with autologous growth factors, which are obtained from the patient's own blood. These growth factors stimulate vascularisation of the graft and, therefore, help it to establish in the recipient site.
Lipotransfer is the implanting of autologous fat for localised volume augmentation
As far as possible, donor fat is harvested from the abdomen or hips, since these areas contain the highest percentage of mesenchymal stem cells, capable of reproducing into any other cell lineage.
Fat is extracted through lipoaspiration with a cannula measuring at least 3 mm in diameter, to avoid trauma in the adipocytes. Once the fat is obtained, at IML we apply dual power laser for an even elimination of the fat tissue and homogeneous skin retraction.
Growth factors are obtained from the patient's own blood, after centrifugation the blood separates into different fractions, according to density. The fraction free from white and red blood cells is platelet-rich. This fraction contains the growth factors and is responsible, among others, or generating new blood vessels.
The growth factors are mixed with the harvested donor fat, to favour its vascularisation and enhance its survival in the recipient site.
Donor fat is deposited into the recipient site through a couple of 2 mm incisions in distal areas with a cannula, in pearl-form at different depths to expedite colonisation.
An optimised lipotransfer takes approximately 90 minutes.
Results are immediately visible, although the definitive results should be evaluated after 6 months.
The result is rounded buttocks and natural volume increase, both in appearance and texture.
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