Fat injected into the chest is fat taken from another part of the patient’s body. This is the double effect of lipofilling: to increase the size of the breasts and to refine the silhouette, by taking fat from the patient’s own fat deposits to achieve breast lipostructure.
And to remove fat from the abdomen, knees or thighs, the practitioner will use liposuction, or lipoaspiration. Most often, this liposuction is performed at the level of the horse’s breeches or belly.
He makes fine incisions in the natural folds of the skin, before inserting small cannulas with rounded, non-sharp ends, directly into the area with excess fat to be reinjected into the chest. This fat will be aspirated by a liposuction machine.
The fat removed cannot be reinjected as it is. It must be treated and refined. To do this, the practitioner will wash, clean the fat, sieve it and remove all the most fibrous fat cells, in order to fluidify the injectable fat. A finer fat allows a more precise lipofilling.
This fat is then centrifuged and evenly distributed in the breasts. For this, the surgeon uses fine cannulas.
Whatever the patient’s request, the practitioner does not inject more than 200 to 250 cubic centimetres of fat per breast. This limitation optimizes the chances of success of the graft.
At the end of the operation, the surgeon closes the incisions with absorbable thread and applies a dressing and a compression bra.