Face fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in the designated area of the face, such as the cheeks and lips. This procedure can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars.
How Does it Work?
Fat grafting involves removing fat from one’s own abdomen or thighs to put into certain regions of the face that start to lose fat. Only tiny amounts of fat are removed, so this procedure should not be equated with liposuction. Fat grafting is minimally invasive and does not require any traditional facial incisions. With a global perspective on the aging process, fat grafting has assumed a more prominent role in our ability to combat the signs of aging.
- Patients who desire a more permanent solution than temporary fillers can provide
- Patients that wish to rejuvenate their hands or face for a youthful look
- Patients that want to smooth laugh lines, smile lines, or crows feet