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Facial Fat Injections at a Glance

There are a lot of great filler options to restore facial volume, but your own fat can be one of the best!

An expertly performed facial fat transfer can help you restore youthful volume to hollowed cheeks, sunken temples or areas of the face, dramatically rejuvenating your appearance at any age, without facial surgery or scars.

Quick facts about fat injections

  • Results will last years and there is no risk of allergic reaction
  • Recovery time is minimal & there is no facial scarring
  • Fat injections are often used to enhance the results of facelift or eyelid lift surgery
  • Costs for fat grafting procedures typically range from $5,000 to $10,000

Facial Fat Transfer

A beautiful facial profile without surgery

At first, it may sound a little strange to inject fat into areas of your body. After all, isn’t thin always in? The truth is that for many of us, there’s an area or two on the body or face that isn’t quite as full or plump as we’d like, and this thinner appearance only gets worse as we age. To correct the lack of volume, Dr. Ditesheim performs these purified fat injections.

This procedure, also known as autologous fat transfer, is ideal for individuals who are looking to plump their skin in an effort to “fill out” their faces and maintain a youthful look, as well as those who wish to refine their facial features.

We can use fat injections to:

  • Create a better balance in the shape of your face
  • Add fullness to sunken or wrinkled areas of the lips, cheeks and chin
  • Enhance the lips, reshape the cheeks or chin, or to soften deep hollows beneath the eyes.
  • Fill out deep facial creases
  • Improve the appearance of skeletal-looking hands, breast or body.

The benefits of fat injections

Soft, natural, entirely personalized – fat transfer uses your own tissue to enhance or reshape facial or body features.

Fat injections have a number of advantages over temporary filler products and facial surgery:

  • No incisions or resulting scars on the face
  • Results will age naturally with you
  • No risk of allergic reaction, since your own natural fat is used
  • Results feel soft, smooth and 100% natural
  • Can be performed alone or at the same time as facial surgery
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Who is a candidate for face fat grafting?

Fat injections can be an excellent solution for patients who feel their faces look gaunt, restoring fullness to hollowed cheeks and a general softness to one’s appearance. When performed in conjunction with a facelift, fat injections can help create lasting, youthful facial rejuvenation that ages naturally with you.

A fat transfer can also help to enhance or “touch up” the results of previous facelift surgery.

Grafting small areas of the face, sometimes in combination with liposuction can “sculpt” or refine shape in the aging face, even in young patients. Using this technique she may have put off having a facelift for years.

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How is a fat transfer procedure done?

A fat transfer involves three basic steps:

  • Removing fat from another area of the body with water assisted liposuction. The abdomen, hips or buttocks are common areas where patients choose to have the fat harvested.
  • Preparing the fat for reinjection. Dr. Ditesheim’s AquaShape liposuction technique eliminates the need to purify the fat, so this step is very quick.
  • Injecting the fat strategically to improve facial contours, lift creases and depressions and enhance cheeks, lips or occasionally the breast or extremities.

Learn more at a personal consultation

If you would like to make improvements to your appearance similar to what you see in the above patients, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ditesheim. He will listen to your concerns, thoroughly discuss your goals, and explain all of your options to achieve the results you have in mind.

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