The lipoinjerto: a durable, and reliable alternative biological

Written by: Dr. Juan Monreal Vélez
Published: | Updated: 15/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Grafting procedures fat, fat grafting, lipofillings, lipoimplantes or lipoinjections are basically portions of adipose tissue graft receptor sites in order to modify the shape, contour or to use their regenerative capabilities. The most important thing is that the fragments of fat to be grafted must be liposuccionado very delicately and with very small sizes to facilitate their later survival.

With the grafts of fat you can model the entire face, the torso of men, the breasts of women (during an aesthetic increase or as reconstruction), the forearms or arms, hands and wrists, calves, thighs and ankles, penis and labia minora. In reparative surgery it can serve as a regenerative material that allows to eliminate or improve fibrosis, scars, adhesions or to help the closing of ulcers among many others.

The structure and characteristics of adipose tissue allow it to be easily collected by aspiration through small diameter cannulas (around 2 or 3 millimeters). The adipose tissue thus collected, can be injected through needles or cannulae around 1.5 to 2 millimeters. So, whatever the location of the lipograft, it can be performed virtually without scars or with imperceptible incisions.

The great advantage, compared to the other types of fillers that exist, is that the adipose tissue is grafted as such, it is a biological material that is taken and placed in the patient's pamper. Therefore, there will never be rejections or abnormal behaviors in the short or long term. Being a living tissue will age with the patient or accompany him in his weight changes.


The Lipoinjerto is a durable, biological and more reliable alternative to solid or injectable synthetic implants, since it does not develop the potential side effects of these. It also has regenerative capacity thanks to stem cells. Once the grafted fat has ignited and survived, it becomes a tissue like any other and, therefore, does not disappear. It is evident that with aging or changes in weight there may be changes in the areas previously treated and, therefore, it is possible that the patient needs additional treatments.

The lipograft consists in distributing fat deposits and improving the silhouette 


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By Dr. Juan Monreal Vélez
Plastic surgery

It is the developer of the method Lipoimplante, president of the Spanish Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a member of prestigious scientific societies. An expert has made more than 40 publications in scientific journals as well as in national and international conferences. After graduating in Madrid he specialized in the United States and Mexico.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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