Fat Grafting


Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, can be a better choice than fillers, especially if more volume is needed around the jawline, cheeks, and eyes. Fat can be used anywhere a dermal filler can be injected and is proven to last longer than dermal filler in terms of preserving fullness. The use of a patient’s fat instead of other chemicals, while removing unwanted body fat can be the ideal solution. Fat transfer to the face can be used to create more long-term improvements for:

  • Loss of facial volume due to weight loss
  • Wrinkles
  • Deep creases in the face and the neck
  • Signs of aging resulting in loss of facial volume
  • Small lips

Who is a Good Candidate?

The most ideal candidates for fat grafting to the face are patients who are wanting to correct skin depressions, indentations, and loss of volume in the facial area. Commonly grafted areas also include hands, breasts, and buttocks. The patient must have donor sites (areas with sufficient fat for harvesting) and no circulation problems.

  • First, the unwanted fat from the desired area is removed using a liposuction suction cannula. The surgeon will ensure to contour the donor site or sites to obtain the desired aesthetic outcome.
  • Then, the fat is processed and purified (centrifuged) to obtain its richest form. A centrifuge device will separate the fat cells from other tissue and cells that may have been extracted during the liposuction process.
  • After the centrifugation process, the fat is then strategically injected into the designated facial areas in small quantities.