As soon as the first liposuctions were carried out, Plastic Surgeons developed the idea to re-use the aspirated fat to re-inject in other places of the body with a filling purpose. This technique, called lipo-filling, was initially disappointing since a significant proportion of the injected fat tended to reabsorb, making the results random and transitory. However, the techniques to treat the fat cells before re-injecting them have significantly evolved making lipostructure a very reliable method today.
The principle is to perform a true auto-graft of fresh fat cell from one part to the body into another. Lipostructure can be applied to a great number of sites including natural or post-traumatic depressions (hollows).