Fat transfer to the face

Fat transfer to the face

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is an excellent option for treating a variety of aesthetic issues. Fat grafting can be used to restore lost facial volume, enhance facial contours, and restore the youthful beauty of your face. At our Center we can provide you with natural-looking results from your fat grafting.

Fat grafting is performed as an isolated procedure (usually under local anesthesia or sedation) or in combination with other procedures (eg. Facelift).

Indications for Fat Transfer

Candidates for a fat transfer should be in good health and have realistic expectations from this procedure. Facial volume loss is part of the aging process and affects patients in varying degrees. Fat transfer can help restore facial volume loss to achieve a more youthful, natural look.
The sites for fat transfer will be carefully chosen to achieve a balanced, natural look that is long-lasting.

Fat transfer can be used on virtually any area of the face, however the most common places are:

  • Under the eyes
  • Temples
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Lips
  • Jaw line
  • Forehead
  • Area above your nose between the brows (glabella)
  • Fill in scars
  • Hands

With the fat transfer procedure, there is both the donor site (typically the abdomen) and the treatment site (area of the face). The fat is removed from the donor site via liposuction, and then the fat is treated to remove blood, fluids and damaged cells. The fat cells can then be injected into place—typically one strand at a time. When performed this way, results look more natural and last longer.

Fat transfer to the face

Following your fat transfer, you may experience some redness, swelling or bruising—this should subside within 72 hours. In some cases, more fat than expected is absorbed from the body and in these cases, patients may require another fat transfer procedure.