The first step in fat grafting is scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. O’Dell to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
You’re first treated with local anesthesia so you don’t feel pain. Dr. O’Dell then suctions fat from certain areas of your body, processes it to remove fluids and mixes it with your own platelets. He then injects it into other areas of your body at the time of suctioning. Dr. O’Dell places platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood into the fat prior to transfer to enhance results.
Freezing some of the fat is done and stored for any corrections that may need to be done at a later date. The harvest technique Dr. O’Dell uses separates millions of stem cells from fat tissue, resulting in longer-lasting fat grafts.
He might recommend combining fat grafting with other cosmetic procedures to give you the most desirable, aesthetically pleasing results. The procedure might take about an hour, depending on the areas treated.