Lipomodelling or Lipofilling is a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure performed to reshape and contour the reconstructed breast.
In this procedure, autologous fat is taken from another area of the body and is injected into the required area of the breast that needs enhancement. In some cases, it might involve the removal of the existing fat from the reconstructed breast to reduce the breast size. This surgery aims to re-construct and rejuvenate the breasts, making them soft and natural appearing.
In the field of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast, Lipomodelling is now considered to be a major advancement. This is a well-established technique with very rare complications. For a successful surgery, careful harvesting, refining and grafting of the fat are needed.
Lipomodelling surgery is a complete individualized procedure and it largely depends upon your perception of your body and also on the impact your body has on your personal and professional life. It is very important for you to take time out and consider it from all angles before going for this surgery as this surgery will have a big emotional impact on you.
At Mayfair Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Pandya will have a detailed, careful and supportive consultation with you and he will help you to decide the plan of action by taking care of all your wishes and desires. He will also make you understand that what you should expect out of this surgery, pertaining to shape and size of your breasts, considering your general medical health. Dr. Pandya will explain you all the advantages and also the potential issues associated with Lipomodelling Surgery for your breast.
The first step of Lipomodelling surgery is liposuction that is performed under a general anaesthesia. The autologous fat is then harvested from the donor site such as abdomen, thighs or buttocks and centrifuged at low speed. Then the pure fat cells are re-injected into the recipient site where the fat transfer is needed and desired. This leads to the improved contoured profile, thus enhancing the volume and appearance of the breast.
This surgery takes almost about ninety minutes.
This surgery is mostly done as a day care or an overnight stay. You should at least take rest for one complete day after the surgery. Normal and non-strenuous activities can be taken over after two to three days of the surgery. Strenuous activities must be avoided for at least six weeks. You may experience some discomfort in your breast and the area where liposuction has been performed. You must wear prescribed pressure garments over the area from where fat has been harvested. This will help in reducing the swelling in those areas and also help in its contouring.
You will be asked to wear a special supportive bra to give a good shape to the breast and increase uptake of the transferred fat.