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Fat Transfer in Argentina

Lipo Injections, autologous fat transfer or lipofilling is a cosmetic procedure used for facial rejuvenation, buttock augmentation (see Brazilian Butt Lift) and it is being tested for breast augmentation (our surgeons don't perform this procedure yet). Fat grafting involves injecting fat from the same person to create a permanent filler effect.

As a facial rejuvenation procedure it is used to correct nasolabial folds, wrinkles or acne scars and to enhance lips, chin and cheekbones. Nowadays, the regenerative capacity of the fat is making natural facial implants progressively replace synthetics.

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With age, the tissues that keep skin young begin to deteriorate, leaving lines and wrinkles on the face. Facial fat injections help fill those wrinkles and furrows giving your face a youthful look. Lipofilling is also used to enhance the lips, chin and cheeks and other facial fillers such as dark circles and acne scars.


The procedure for Facial Fat Injections is a simple process. First it is necessary to remove body fat by liposuction of abdomen, waist or thighs and then the rendered fat is injected in the right place with a needle.


In general, the results of fat transfer are immediately noticeable after the procedure and may take several months or years. Most of the time the patient can perform normal activities the same day. After the treatment you may notice swelling and bruising in both the donor site as the recipient.

The Lipoinjection is natural, durable and safe. One of the biggest advantages is that the transplanted fat is from the patient's own body and therefore there is no possibility of an allergic reaction.

Another benefit of facial fat transfer is that the results last longer than injectable aesthetic facial fillers products like Botox or Hyaluronic Acid. The duration of the fat injections varies significantly depending on the patient, over the time sometimes a few tweaks are needed because the fat is absorbed.


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There are no visible side effects after this type of facial filler. There are some cases in which the treated areas, both the donor and the recipient can acquire a reddish hue, have slight swelling or bruising.

Generally the results can be seen immediately after treatment and may take several months or years. The duration of the fat injections varies significantly depending on the patient.

Yes, fat grafting can be repeated. Every new treatment will have longer results.

No, they not painful. To avoid any inconvenience to the fat-filled we use local anesthesia.

It needs no preparation.

Yes, as long as there is any hematoma after application.

We do not recommend physical activity for the first 6 hours.

Fat transfer, fat injections, lipofilling, lipoinjections and fat grafting are all terms that refer to the same procedure: use fat taken from the same body and use it as a filler.

The fat used for filling can be extracted from any part of the body that has an excessive concentration of fatty tissue. Usually the abdomen, thighs or waist.

No, no allergy problems because it is the patient's own fat.

Botox Injections, facial fillers, chemical peels, platelet-rich plasma, and plastic surgeries as facelift, and brow lift surgery, are some alternatives.

How much does lipo injections cost abroad? The price for fat transfer in Argentina may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your free quote!

Our prices includes: pre and post surgery consultations and controls; plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, assistances fees; surgery and recovery room; supplies and disposable materials. Bilingual assistant, accommodation and transfers are optional. Prescribe medication after surgery and/or surgical belts (if required) are not included. No hidden fees!

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Written by Hugo Luciano Monjo, M.D.
Last update: 20/02/2024
Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctors opinion.

The buttock augmentation is designed to enhance the buttocks and even remove extra fat, improving skin and underlying tissues that become lose and flabby, whether as a result of weight loss, natural aging, or heredity.

The cheek surgery is an operation which changes the basic shape and balance of the patient face via shaped implants applied to build up cheekbones, or reshape the jaw line

Chin surgery can reduce (mentoplasty) or augment (genioplasty) the chin to give your face a more balanced appearance.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced naturally by the human body that serves to hold water and provide hydration and volume. Juvederm and Restylane are brands of hyaluronic acid thats are used as filler for facial rejuvenation treatments.

Liposuction or liposculpture removes pockets of unwanted fat cells from specific areas like thighs, hips, abdomen, knees, neck and upper arms.

A lip augmentation or lip lift will enhance the volume and fullness of the lips giving a more attractive contour and natural pout, also reduces fine wrinkles which may be around the mouse.

Photorejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is the cosmetic technique of the moment. The areas that benefit the most are the face, neck and backs of hands, the treatment firms the skin,

A Thread Lift is a facial rejuvenation procedure and it is alternative to traditional facelift surgery. It may be known as a non-surgical facelift but in fact it is a surgery. The Thread Lift offers many of the benefits of a face lift but with less risk and recovery time and it leaves no scar.

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