When breast augmentation is done by transferring the patient’s own fat, only 1 or 2 small puncture incisions are required in inconspicuous areas of the breast. The fat is transferred into the pectoral muscle and the tissue under the skin, but not into the breast tissue itself, in order to facilitate the interpretation of future mammography tests.

Fat removal is done under local anaesthesia using the Body-Jet liposuction equipment. It has an efficient water-jet that spreads the liquid anaesthetic evenly into the tissue, and gently removes the fat from the tissue structure. The patient is fully awake during the procedure. The harvested fat is transferred to the breasts also under local anaesthesia. The liposuction with the Body-Jet equipment is fast, and causes less swelling and hematomas.

The procedures can be done under general or local anaesthesia.