Fat will be removed from a site treated with a local anesthetic. Usually, the donor site will be the abdomen or flanks. The fat must go through a process to remove blood and other fluids. The fat then is infected using a separate small hypodermic needle.
For small areas, we can numb up the lower abdomen, sides, or thighs. From here we harvest enough fat with small liposuction cannulas. The fat is concentrated and injected in areas of need in the face or body. We over inject as not all the fat will survive. The exact amount is unknown. For larger areas, we take a patient to the operating room to harvest a larger volume of fat in an area that could use liposuction. We transfer it to the buttock, breast, or other area of contour needs.