Facial Fat Transfer
A facial fat transfer procedure takes fat from areas with excess fat, such as the abdomen, buttocks, or outer thighs, and injects it into areas of your face that may be lacking in volume, such as your cheeks. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful fat transfer and are pleased with the results.
When to Consider Facial Fat Transfer
- If you have facial areas that appear creased and sunken
- If you want more permanent correction than is possible through temporary fillers
- If you want to improve your facial contour, revise scars, fill depressions, or rejuvenate your face
The procedure can be performed in a matter of hours on an outpatient basis by a board-certified Kelsey-Seybold cosmetic surgeon. Local anesthesia is used to create comfort during the procedure, and general anesthesia isn't needed. Only mild bruising and swelling are expected. The result is a rejuvenated look that's soft and natural.
Common areas for facial fat transfer include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Cheek folds
- Zygoma area
- Lower eyelids
- Eyelid bags
- Marionette lines
- Frown lines
Facial fat transfer creates a more permanent alternative to fillers and injectables, like Juvederm and Restylane, which are designed to fade after a few months. Facial fat transfer uses your own body fat for permanent augmentation that will naturally change as you age.