Lipofilling (fat transfer or structural fat grafting) is now an established technique. It uses patients’ own fat as a permanent filler to add volume to soft tissues. The fat is harvested with thin cannulas, through small incisions, using conventional liposuction. After filtering, the isolated fat cells are then injected into the deficient area(s). In addition to adding volume, lipofilling reduces scarring, improving the quality and elasticity of the overlying skin. It’s mechanism of action is not fully understood but by repeated clinical application, this technique has demonstrated its safety and efficacy.
Lipofilling is used in soft tissue augmentation, body contouring, facial rejuvenation, facial reconstruction (e.g. Romberg’s disease) and breast surgery (both reconstructive and aesthetic).
The surgeon first makes a liposuction .the fat extracted is then carefully treated and purified to be injected again in the wanted areas according to desired volumes.
This technique is used to :
- Fill thin lips
- Increase breasts volume and size
- Reshape hips and thighs
- Increase buttocks size
- Shape the leg calf
- Give volume and rejuvenates labia majora for women
Before the intervention ( buttocks lipofilling)
To have a correct diagnosis ,it’s mandatory to send front,side and in sitting position photos.
- Prepare a full blood test to eliminate the risk of anemia
- Follow an iron cure
- Follow an arnica cure to reduce bruising
- Avoid taking aspirin or any similar medications for at least 10 days before the intervention
- Take a 2 week vacation from work
The intervention Day
- The patient must be fasting
- The intervention is carried under general anesthesia ,the patient leaves the OR with a toning bodyshaper to wear for 3 to 4 weeks , day and night.
Duration of the intervention
It lasts for 1 to 2 and a half hours depending from the zones to be treated.
The stay duration depends on the amount of fat to be extracted and reinjected, that can take 1 to 2 days.
- There are no visible scars
- Some swelling and bruising can be observed
- The zone treated will be swollen,stiff,painful and bruised for many days after the intervention.
It will be painful to sit or sleep on your buttock for many days after lipofilling,it is then advised to :
- Sleep on your front side( sleep on your tummy) and try to sit on the low part of your thighs and hips and not your buttocks cheeks for the first 3 weeks.
- Wear the bodyshaper for at least 4 weeks
- This intervention gives spectacular results,it helps you reshape your body and have a perfect natural look.
- Buttock lipofilling is a common and safe procedure
- The maintenance of the results depends on your personal hygiene
- It’s advisable to maintain a stable weight
- Physical exercise is possible within 6 weeks from intervention
Stay duration in Tunisia
It should be a stay of 6 days and 5 nights in Tunisia to make sure that you can go back safely to your country afterwards.
- liposuction + breasts lipofilling : 2900 euros
- liposuction + buttocks lipofilling : 2900 euros
- face lipofilling : 1800 euros
These prices do not include your plane ticket’s cost or preoperation tests fees.
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