What is Fat Grafting or Fat Transfer?
Fat grafting, or fat transfer, refers to the procedure of transferring fat from one part of the body to another. Normally this is done to add volume to the face. As we are aging, the face loses volume in key areas. The face develops a more rectangular appearance as upper face width decreases and lower facial width increases. The smooth full contours of the cheeks are lost and there is a more deflated appearance to the midface.
How do Fat Injections work?
Fat injections to the face can restore the fullness in the right places. Usually fat is taken by liposuction from somewhere else on the body, generally the abdomen, hips, or thighs. The fat is then prepared and injected into the needed areas.
This procedure can be performed by itself or in addition to another procedure such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.
Fat grafting can also be performed to rejuvenate or add volume to other areas of the body, such as the hands.