The procedure for fat grafting begins with an injection, containing a special fluid mix, into the liposuction area. Then, small incisions are made in the area where the liposuction will be performed. Liposuction involves sucking out small quantities of fat at a time using a cannula (thin metal tube).

Next, the fat is separated from the blood, dead fat cells, and other excess fluids. What’s left are small droplets of “clean” fat. This fat is then transferred to the treatment area via fat injections. No incisions are needed in this area.

How long is the fat grafting procedure?

That will depend on the size of the area being treated and the amount of fat being transferred. Sometimes a second or even a third procedure is needed for maximum fat volume. The reason for this is that not all the fat develops a blood supply and is therefore lost in the transfer.