Lipofilling is a surgical process by which adipose tissue (fat) is transferred from one area of the body to another, on the same person and in the same operating time.

This technique is very common in the context of breast reconstruction after breast cancer, but is also very frequently used for gluteal (buttocks) augmentations, as well as for breast augmentations, with or without implants.

Globally, for these indications alone, lipofilling represents more than one million procedures per year..

The principle consists of removing fat by liposuction, purifying it, then reinjecting it into the desired area.
Purification step is crucial to obtain high quality adipose tissue which guarantees the efficiency of the graft by ensuring low tissue resorption after injection.