Facial Fat Transfer: Alternative to HA fillers for facial volume restoration.

By: Dr. Sean Delaney


Facial fat transfer is a surgical procedure that uses your fat to plump up areas of your face that have lost volume due to aging, weight loss, or injury. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia or sedation.

The procedure begins with harvesting fat from another area of your body, such as your abdomen, hips, or thighs. The fat is then processed and filtered to remove any impurities. Once the fat is prepared, it is injected into the desired areas of your face using a small cannula.

Facial fat transfer is a safe and effective procedure that can help restore youthful volume and fullness to your face. Commonly treated areas include temples, around the eyes, cheeks, lips, mouth, and jawline. The results are much longer lasting when compared to typical hyaluronic acid fillers, which dissolve over time, making facial fat transfer a good option for those who dislike having to undergo hyaluronic acid filler injections year after year.

Benefits of facial fat transfer include:

It is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require any incisions.

It has long-lasting results, meaning the fat will not dissolve over time.

It can restore facial volume and create a more youthful and natural appearance.

Some facial swelling and minor bruising can be expected following facial fat transfer. There is typically minimal discomfort. We ask that our patients routinely ice the treated areas for the first 72 hours after surgery and abstain from strenuous physical activity for 5 days.

If you are considering a facial fat transfer, it is essential to consult with a qualified facial plastic surgeon to discuss your individual needs and expectations.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.