As with any surgery, the first step is administering anesthesia. Intravenous sedation and general anesthesia are the two primary options. The surgeon will make a recommendation based on what’s most appropriate for the situation in terms of safety and outcomes.

Once the patient is sedated, an incision is made through one of four insertion points. Once the incision is made, an implant or purified fat can be safely inserted and positioned without harming muscle and breast tissue. When the implant or transferred fat is fully positioned, the incision is closed and the patient’s recovery begins.