Fat Injection (Lipo Modelling)

This is a relatively new technique in which the patients own fat is removed for example from the abdomen or thighs and is transferred to an area of cosmetic abnormality.

The fat is harvested using the bodyjet liposuction method, it is then purified and using fine needles injected back into the patient, at sites where it is required. Common areas for Lipo Modelling are tight scars, divots in the breast following breast cancer treatments and in the face to increase facial volume.

The procedure is generally done under general anaesthetic as a day case for small areas and over night if larger amounts of fat are being transferred.

Some of the transferred fat will be reabsorbed by the body so slightly more than required is injected. There will be some bruising and tenderness both at the harvest site and the injection area and these normally settle over 10 to 14 days.

Patients are given anti biotic cover although infection is rare however if infection does occur, the transferred fat can be lost as it can dissolve away.

Prior to surgery all patients should stop smoking as this has a detrimental effect on the bodies acceptance of the transferred fat.

By nature, all medical procedures carry an element of risk. While the majority of patients do not experience any complications, before embarking on any medical procedure, it is advisable to consult fully with the McLean Academy so that our qualified staff can suitably discuss any risk or concerns that your procedure may pose.Lipo Modelling is a surgical procedure with minimal risks.


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Neil R. McLean ( MD FRCS )

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