A surgical marker is used to outline
the area from which the fat will be harvested (removed). Even if the amount of fat to be harvested is small, it should be harvested in a way that will not leave an asymmetry (one side of the body looks different from the other). The areas in which the fat will be injected are also marked. Examples of potential sites for fat transplantation include cheeks, lips
, temples, nasolabial folds
, liposuction deformities, breasts
, and the back of the hands.