As part of a preoperative consultation, a complete analysis of the donor areas (or steatomerism) will be necessary. It will also be necessary to assess the gluteal morphology, the quality of the skin and the suppleness of the tissues.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately 1 to 2 hours.
In the operating room, the plastic surgeon removes the fat from the donor areas such as the belly, thighs, or hips. Then, the quantity of fat will be purified by centrifugation, decantation or simple washing. The purpose of these maneuvers is to be able to separate good quality fat cells from impurities (blood, serum, cell debris).