The procedure is usually done as day surgery under general anaesthesia, especially when a larger volume of fat is required. Before the procedure, together with you, your surgeon will mark areas of the breast that require fat grafting, and areas of the body where fat can be harvested from.
Incisions for the procedure are extremely small and heal imperceptibly. The procedure itself involves the use of liposuction to extract the appropriate amount of fat (lipoaspirate) while minimizing blood loss and scars.
The lipoaspirate is processed in a centrifuge to separate its components (the Coleman technique), and the portion containing fat cells, stem cells and growth factors is retained for injection.
Through small puncture holes in the breast, the fat is injected strategically and in small parcels to structurally alter the shape of the breast while maximizing fat survival.