Also called lipostructure or lipofilling, this reconstructive technique involves working with stem or pluripotent cells that exist in the fat under the skin. In fact, plastic surgery has used this technique for many years, but with discreet results and in other areas of the body.
However, in the last five years, advances in medical research have allowed the application of new techniques to extract and prepare fat, so that the lipostructure or lipofilling technique is increasingly used to reconstruct the loss of small and medium volumes in any area of
How it is performed?
The fat interjoining technique consists of extracting excess fat from some areas of the body to offer an aesthetic benefit to the patient (abdomen, trochanter, inner thighs, flanks …).
This extraction is carried out using cannulas similar to those used in liposuction, but in this case to avoid damaging the adipocytes (fat cells). Once said fat has been extracted, it is centrifuged at a certain speed to be able to separate the noble part of the fat from the hematic remains (from the blood), in this way the fat cells are concentrated, among which there are also abundant stem cells. When this purified fat has already been obtained, it can be infiltrated in the area of
The infiltration is carried out using other special cannulas that allow the deposit of fat cell casts with a special arrangement that guarantees that these cells are correctly vascularized.
If the technique is carried out properly and by experts in the field, the transferred fat can be integrated into the new location and maintain between 70 and 80% of the volume.
Therefore, it is necessary to explain to the patients that, during this process, they will be infiltrated a little more than the volume necessary a priori (since between 20 and 30% of the fat is reabsorbed) or that, in most cases In most cases, it will take more than one session to achieve the end goal. In other words, it is not possible to rebuild large breast volumes in a single session.
Advantage of fat grafting in Delhi
Today this new resource has a growing role in breast surgery because it offers excellent reconstructive results. It does not leave any type of sequelae since the fat is introduced through a small cannula (approximately one millimeter in diameter).
In addition, it enables experienced radiologists to easily monitor patients for cancer. Fat cells integrate with great ease in the area where they infiltrate due to their high regenerative capacity and, often, they improve the scar tissue that lies above the presented defect.
It is extremely difficult to completely rebuild a breast with the fat graft technique alone. On the other hand, this technique does allow to achieve good results in partial breast reconstructions or when completing other reconstructive techniques (especially those that use women’s own tissues such as DIEP).