Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or autologous fat transplantation, is a procedure where fat is harvested from one part of the body and then injected into another area to enhance its size or shape. Here’s a general step-by-step process:

  1. Liposuction: First, fat is extracted from a part of the body where there’s an excess, such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips. This is done using a process called liposuction, where a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) is inserted through small incisions to dislodge and suction out the fat.
  2. Purification: The harvested fat is then purified, usually through centrifugation or filtration. This process separates the fat cells from any blood, oil, and other tissues that might have been collected during liposuction.
  3. Reinjection: Once the fat has been purified, it’s carefully re-injected into the target area using special needles. The surgeon makes multiple injections at different depths to create a natural-looking increase in volume.

The process might be repeated several times until the desired result is achieved. It’s important to note that not all the transferred fat cells will survive in their new location. Some cells will be absorbed by the body, which is why surgeons often overfill the area during the procedure.

Fat transfer is commonly used in procedures like the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), facial rejuvenation, and breast augmentation.

Remember, every surgical procedure carries risks, so it’s essential to discuss these with your doctor before deciding on surgery.