Both the area from which the fat is taken (donor site) and the treatment site are anesthetized with a local anesthetic. Using a syringe, fat is aspirated from the donor site, such as your thighs, abdomen or your buttocks. Once removed, your fat is prepared to remove excess fluids and thenreplaced in your tissues to treat the problem area.
The amount of your fat that survives this initial grafting can vary from 35 to 100% depending on a number of factors including the quality of tissues in the treatment site, a patient’s age, previous scaring, radiotherapy, illness etc. The fat that does ‘take’ should last for many years and there are even cases of this fat enlarging if a patient gains a lot of weight. The fat that does not ‘take’ is absorbed by your body. Further grafting may be necessary to achieve the best result.