The fat grafting procedure consists of three parts:
- • Fat extraction from the donor site by liposuction. (Harvesting)
You and your surgeon will select the part of the body for fat removal. It needs a local anesthetic. Then the surgeon extracts fat using a sterile method (a cannula that is connected to a syringe) carefully by a small incision in that part. (liposuction).
- • Pour out, centrifugation, and processing of the fat. (Processing and purifying)
The extracted fat from the donor site will be processed and prepared to transfer to small syringes. Using a centrifuge to spin or filtering, the fat transfers to a purified fat, ready to inject into the area that needs improvement.
- • Transfer and Reinject the fat into the area which needs improvement and augmentation. (Placement)
The fat will be injected into the area designated to receive the graft by a needle or cannula into the area that needs augmentation. The surgeon will repeat the process until he achieves the desired correction, maybe in more than one session.