What is Breast Lipomodelling?

by Gary K. Johnson

What is Breast Lipomodelling?

There are a range of surgeries available for women who feel that their chest size is inadequate, and now you can add one more to that list. Breast Lipomodelling, or LipoStructure, is a recent all-natural advancement in breast augmentation.

Breast Lipomodelling was originally developed solely for women who have undergone mastectomies. It was held back at first from use as an augmentation procedure due to concerns that fat grafting to the breasts might cause difficulty in detecting breast cancer in the recovery period. However, thanks to an early 2011 study which revealed that Lipomodelling does not interfere with mammograms, the surgery is now being used by some plastic surgeons for cosmetic breast augmentation.

How The Procedure Works

The actual lipomodelling procedure involves the surgeon harvesting fat from one location on the body and transplanting it to the breasts. Once the fat is transferred, the surgeon shapes it to mimic the natural, smooth appearance of a real breast. Fat is most often taken from the hips or thighs, but this may vary depending on your body type and your surgeon’s recommendations. Breast Lipomodelling can also be used to reshape breasts that implants have made unnatural-looking.

Benefits of Breast Lipomodelling

The principal benefit of breast lipomodelling is that it’s all-natural. Breast Lipomodelling is a type of autologous breast augmentation technique, meaning that the fat transferred to the breast is taken from the patient’s own body. The material used does not come from an animal, a cadaver, and is not engineered in a lab. This “autologous” fat transfer is much safer than other techniques because the patient’s body cells will recognize the grafted material as its own. This reduces risk of post-operative complication.

Also though the surgery involves bodily incisions, the need for them has been minimized, which helps reduce the likelihood of lasting scars.

In addition, since fat is harvested from another area of the body, women undergoing lipomodelling will enjoy the added benefit of slimmer hips, thighs, or other area when the surgery is over.


Because the procedure is much more complex than that of breast implants, it takes longer. First, the fat must slowly and carefully be harvested using a syringe and a cannula. Afterwards, the fat needs to be transplanted into the breast in such a way that the breast looks natural and the grafted fat will survive. Altogether, the procedure typically takes 4-6 hours.

Is Breast Lipmodelling For You?

The only way to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for Breast Lipomodelling is to consult with a licensed, qualified surgeon in your area. He or she will be able to discuss all the possibilities for your body and counsel you on the best solution.

To learn more about breast lipomodeling and other current breast augmentation techniques, you can schedule a private consultation with a local breast surgeon by contacting Plastic Surgery Portal today.

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