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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.

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 “donor region” or area from which the fat was taken by wearing a compression garment.

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