How long do the results of a lipofilling procedure last?

How long do the results of a lipofilling procedure last?

Soha  |  visitor  |  Dubai

Kindly advise about the lasting of the lipofilling procedures for the face , breast and the buttock?
Dr. Rebin  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Lanaken London Rotterdam
  • 71 answers
Dear Soha, nowadays we perform it with CAL system..stem cells..lasting longer..less resorption..and better outcomes..years..once the fat is viable it stays that occasional touch up may be nec if want it bigger..regards, Dr Rebin at The Opusclinic in Belgium.
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore
  • 1195 answers
We use Khawajas Simplified Stem Cell Fat Transfer for the face, breasts and buttocks. With this highly specialized technique, there is around 80% of fat survival after a single fat transfer. However, in order to achieve excellence, we advise repeating the procedure at least once or twice.
Dr Karthik Ram  |  Basic member  |  Chennai
  • 114 answers
Hi. Fat will usually get absorbed upto 30 - 40 percent. But to overcome this, overfilling to a certain extent is done. The fat that remains after resorption is permanent. It is a wonderful alternative to implants.
Dott. Sebastian Torres Farr  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Florence, Rome
  • 38 answers
Thank you for your email. Reabsorption of fat varies between 20-85% according to literature. The former depends on the technique used and the systems employed to process the fat. In other words each physician has a different outcome according to their experience. In our hands fat grafting is reliable and reabsorption under 15%. We use all the technology available through closed washing filters, to purify the fat, and stem cells enhancement to augment the take as Growth factors to stimulate neovascularization.
My retouch rate is around 10%. And is done never before 6 months post op.
The tissues on the breast, buttocks and face are very different. That is why I use a differential harvesting and grafting concept that we published in 2014.
Warm regards and merry Christmas from Rome
Dr Torres
Dr. med. Petra Berger  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Frankfurt am Main Zurich Palma de Mallorca
  • 1677 answers
Hello dearest,

the results of lipofilling show after about 3 months and are permanent. to this date out of serious concern for the safety of our patients, we would not recommend extra stem cells in the breast.

if you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, also Skype contact is possible.

Dr Petra Berger
Frankfurt/ Zürich
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore
  • 1195 answers
Results of Fat Transfer using KHAWAJAS QUICK FAT TRANSFER are permanent after 2 sessions.
Dr Jacques Buis  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Paris
  • 1291 answers
If the technique is good, it takes all the life.
Dr Robin Van Look  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Antwerp London
  • 87 answers
Dear Soha,
I'm Dr Robin Van Look, plastic and aesthetic surgeon in Antwerp,
you mention a very interesting and important question. The subject of fat reabsorption has been researched by many institutes for many years. I assisted fat transfer already more then 25 years ago in cape town.
the technique has changed a lot since ! and with that also the results. nevertheless it is difficult to tell how much is reabsorbed exactly, because it can only be examined individually by biopsy and still.
But I suppose that your question is more does the procedure need to be repeated, how long will the result last will the result stay the same or will it change over time.

In that option we can be clear, that improvement of fat preparation infiltration , specialized harvesting cannullas, cleaning of the transplanted cells adding stemcell to the transplant taking in account the amount of fat that is transplanted the acceptable tissue pressure in the area after transplantation on the surgical site, but also on the patient site nutrition after the surgery will improve the way to have maximal take of fat cells etc.
you see it is a complicated matter with a lot of different elements to account for.
What I can tell you in my experience of performing this technique for a long time is that nowadays we can transfer fat in a safe way by using a closed circuit preparation and injection of the fat. Using well adapted instruments to reduce injury to the cells; knowledge on fysiology of viability the cells allows us to achieve remarkable results even with large volume transplants.
There are indeed important differences to inject a few mlls in the face then to do a 300 cc fat transfer to bum or breast.
it also depends on what you expect the result to be. So if it is a specific question that you have for yourself and you agree to be treated in Antwerp Belgium then please send me a picture and some more info about yourself to my personal email address
have a look on my site: or

kindest regards

Dr Robin Van Look

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