What is face fat grafting useful for?

Fat grafting of the face is a way of replacing volume loss due to ageing, excessive removal during surgery or post-trauma.

It can be harvested from any site there is fat, and not much is needed to achieve good results (only a few mls in most areas).

Advantages of face fat grafting

It is a useful alternative to fillers which are not permanent, whereas the fat that remains and takes is permanent provided a stable weight is maintained. It is cost effective in conjunction with other surgery, such as fat grafting of the breast, facelifting or other procedures. As a stand alone procedure, it is an expensive alternative to fillers, which although not permanent, can be done in the rooms without the need for day surgery.

Before and after face fat grafting

Fat grafting to cheeks, tear troughs, lips and chin for facial atrophy and rhinoplasty, neck contouring with liposuction