Fat Graft

Young female with clean fresh skin

Young female with clean fresh skin

What is fat grafting and what is it used for?

Fat grafting can be used to correct contour irregularities and to help rejuvenate the face by replacing volume.  Just like a filler.

How is it done?

By harvesting fat from usually the abdomen or thigh, washing and concentrating it, and reinjecting it back into the desired area.

What type of anesthesia is used?

The procedure can be safely performed with either general or local with sedation.

How long is the recovery?

It depends on where and how much is done.  In general, most patients are comfortable going out in public after 7-10 days and can resume full activity in 4 weeks.

Is it permanent?

No, but a good graft should last for several years.

What are some potential complications of fat grafts?

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Over Correction
  • Under Correction
  • Failure of the Entire Graft
  • Contour Irregularities


Surgical Procedures | Surgical Procedures of the Face