Anesthesia Local
Duration 1 hour
Hospotalization Ambulatory
Postoperative needs Sunglasses
Results Immediately visible. Settlement 1 year.
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It consists of removing a small amount of fat from some area of the body by liposuction, processing the fat into an emulsion and reinjecting it into the skin in this texture.

We also know that if we add growth factors, particularly LPRF, to the grafted fat, the viability of this fat increases.

It is precisely the permanence of the injected fat that is one of the disadvantages we must be aware of before undergoing this procedure, since part of the fat may disappear during the postoperative period.

In any case, the regenerative capacities of both the fat and the growth factors incorporated mean that we benefit from both the volume provided to the grafted area and the quality of the skin.

Nanofat grafting

Phases of the procedure

  1. Liposuction: when the purpose of liposuction is to obtain fat for fat grafting, the procedure is performed with cannulas usually of a thinner diameter.
  2. Fat processing: once the fat has been extracted, it is purified in a closed circuit in order to reduce the risk of infection and exposure of the fat to the air.
    Once the fat has been cleaned and processed into an emulsion, it is distributed in syringes of a suitable volume and then deposited in different layers in the areas to be grafted.
  3. Nanofat grafting: the fat extracted in liposuction can be used as a filler by processing and injecting it; this is called lipofilling or fat grafting.

Areas of application

Nanofat or nanofat grafting can be used for:

  • Treatment of fine wrinkles
  • Correction of skin defects such as acne sequelae, sagging caused by various lesions
  • Correction of irregularities in the nasal dorsum
  • Elimination of dark circles under the eyes
  • It can also be combined with lipofilling in facial rejuvenation.


Some bruising may appear both in the area where the fat is obtained and in the area where it is applied, although this is rare and varies from person to person.

Expect some change in the coloration of the applied area for several weeks and some swelling. With the passage of time this edema settles.

The definitive result can be seen 6 months after the procedure. If the patient desires greater facial volume over time and if there are sufficient fat deposits in the patient’s body, the procedure can be performed again to increase it.

The behavior of the fat grafts is shown in the following graph: