As we age, fat pads will gradually develop under the eyes. We also begin to look tired throughout the day even when we are not. If you’re suffering from these issues, there are a great deal of treatments available that can help you, but many of them only provide temporary results. With a facial fat transfer, however, you can make your face appear more youthful longer.

What is Facial Fat Transfer?

A facial fat transfer, also known as a microlipoinjection, is a fat transfer procedure that is done to restore the contours of your face. It can help add volume to the cheeks, under the eyes, lips, and chin.

This procedure will allow you to use fat from your own body to raise areas of your face that have sunken in. Since it involves harvesting your own fat, there are 3 steps to complete it successfully. These steps include liposuction to harvest the fat, the isolation and cleansing of fat cells, and the injection of fat cells into the targeted areas on the face.

Where is the Fat Harvested from?

The fat needed for the injections is taken from any part of the body that has excess fat. Your surgeon will take a look at your body and determine which areas of the body are eligible for the removal of fat. Not only will the procedure add volume to your face, it will also allow you to slim down a specific region of your body.

How is a Facial Fat Transfer Different from Dermal Fillers?

Unlike dermal fillers, a facial fat transfer makes use of your own fat cells to enhance your facial features. This means that there isn’t any introduction of foreign materials into your face. If you are allergic or sensitive to products that are used in fillers such as collagen or Hylaform, fat facial transfer can benefit you greatly.

Another major difference between the two treatments is how long the results last. For dermal fillers, the results you obtain may last a few months and will require you to get multiple injections to maintain your look. With a facial fat transfer, the results will last up to 2 years and even more in some cases. There are even cases when the results remain permanent.

What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated with a Facial Fat Transfer?

The following areas can be treated with a facial fat transfer:

• Creases in the forehead or in between the eyebrows
• Hollows under the eyes
• The nose
• The area between the upper lip and the nose
• The temple
• The jawline

A facial fat transfer can also correct scars. If there are any sunken in areas on your face, they can also be used to improve the look of those as well.


If you opt to undergo a facial fat transfer, you will gain the following benefits:

• Corrects the visible signs of aging
• The autologous fat transfer is natural
• The fat can be used to treat multiple facial issues such as scars and depressions in skin
• The results are long-lasting
• The procedure is safe as it makes use of your own fat cells
• It can be combined with other facial resurfacing techniques such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, botox cosmetic injections, Lipodissolve and much more
• Minimal risks

Why opt for dermal fillers when you can receive a more natural alternative in the form of a facial fat transfer? The risk of getting a facial fat transfer is minimal when compared to dermal fillers, and the results obtained will look better and las longer.

Contact Our Office

The Advanced Plastic Surgery Center is dedicated to helping each and every one of our patients achieve the looks they desire. Contact our office to schedule an informative consultation to learn more about a facial fat transfer and experience a younger and more aesthetically pleasing facial appearance.