Fat Grafting / Fat Transfer Conveniently located to serve New Jersey and Howell

Overview of Fat Grafting

One of the most notable changes of the aging face is the loss of volume. Fillers provide one method for replenishing some of this volume. However, our very own fat can be used for volume replenishment and facial rejuvenation. At our practice in New Jersey, fat grafting is a frequently performed treatment.

Fat is “harvested” or suctioned from unwanted areas (abdomen, love handles, hips, legs), then injected into various areas of the face to achieve the desired results.

What is the difference between facial fillers and fat grafting?

While this sounds very similar to facial fillers, there are some key differences:

  • While at least 30% of the fat will be re-absorbed by the body, it is generally retained longer than fillers, and it is often considered a “permanent filler”
  • Because we know that 30% will be re-absorbed, we must account for this by slightly over-filling initially.
  • Fat has also been suggested to contain stem cells, which improve the overlying skin quality.
  • Since we are suctioning fat from another region, the recovery process is more involved, requiring the patient to care for the “donor region” or area from which the fat was taken by wearing a compression garment.

Benefits of Fat Grafting

Fat grafting can be used to restore one’s youthful appearance without having to use synthetic fillers. Since the fat is sourced from your own body, it is more easily absorbed and there’s no chance of an allergic reaction. The fat can be used to both lift aging skin and increase volume where it has been lost. Best of all, the results look natural and last a long time.

Candidate for Fat Grafting

Good candidates for fat grafting should have enough excess fat that can be extracted from one area and used to improve another. Patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations about the possibilities of the procedure. We’ll go over your medical history and discuss the fat grafting process in more depth during your consultation.

How Much Does Fat Grafting Cost in New Jersey?

The cost of fat grafting in New Jersey depends on the needs of each individual patient. We’ll analyze your body and develop a surgical plan that’s suited to your specific needs. We’ll then discuss the price associated with your fat grafting treatment.

Contact Our Office

Dr. Z is passionate about facial plastic surgery and aesthetics. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, you can trust him to guide you throughout the entire process with care and compassion. Dr. Z is considered by his patients as one of the top facial plastic surgeons in New Jersey and offers a natural-looking fat grafting treatment, New Jersey residents can rely on. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

See What Patients Are Saying About Fat Grafting

“I can’t even find the words to express what a wonderful experience I had with Dr Z”

5 5 Star Rating Written onJune 3, 2019

I can’t even find the words to express what a wonderful experience I had with Dr Z. He is warm and kind and has a passion for what he does. I went to him for fillers and really didn’t have any pain whil he was injecting. He is a perfectionist and does amazing work. I have been to other plastic surgeons and by far Dr Z is far and away the best. If u are thinking of having facial plastic surgery done don’t go anywhere else. I promise u will be very happy!!!


by Irene Kushin