A fat grafting procedure transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the abdomen, flanks, or outer thighs, and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your face, hands, breasts or buttocks. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful fat grafting and are pleased with the results.
When to Consider Fat Transfer
- If you have facial areas that appear creased and sunken
- If you desire more permanent correction than is provided by temporary fillers
- If you wish to improve your body contour, revise scars, fill bodily depressions, and rejuvenate your hands and face
The procedure can be performed in a matter of hours in our Plastic Surgery Suite. Local anesthesia is used to create comfort during the procedure. General anesthesia isn't needed. There is only mild bruising and swelling is expected. The result is a rejuvenated look that's soft and natural.
Common areas for facial fat grafting include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Cheek folds
- Lip augmentation
- Zygoma area
- Lower eyelids
- Eyelid bags
- Marionette lines
- Frown lines
Facial fat transfer creates an alternative to fillers that is more permanent. Fillers (injectables - Juvederm, Restylane) are designed to go away after a few months, while fat transfer with your body's own fat will become a permanent augmentation that will change naturally with you as you age.