Fat cells collected by liposuction from the thigh or abdomen after desensitization with local anaesthesia are prepared for injection by washing the cells and separating them from the debris. After giving the patient local or general anaesthesia, the viable fat cells are then re-injected using a cannula in the desired places of the buttock using multiple passes for every small volume of viable fat cells.
The placement of these viable fat cells at the right place with good blood supply is very critical for the desired long lasting effect. Antibiotics are prescribed to prevent infection, and pain-relieving medications may be given if you are experiencing pain or discomfort.
- Swelling and bruising are common after fat injection, and usually resolves within 2-3 weeks.
- The stitches are removed after a week.
- The final result of the procedure is seen only after three months.