Guest Post: 7 Reasons Why People Are Having Facial Fat Grafting Procedures

Volume loss in the face is expected as part of the natural aging process; however, modern day patients are opting to turn back the clock and restore loss of volume in the face with a facial fat grafting procedure.

Facial volume loss is usually more significant around the eyes, cheeks and jawline. Although facial creases including laugh lines, smile lines and crow’s-feet, as well as acne scars and sunken areas of the face, lips and cheeks can benefit from a fat grafting procedure. Fat can also be used to minimize lines between your nose and mouth, correct skin depressions, indentations and minimize forehead wrinkles.

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A facial fat grafting procedure consists of gentle fat harvesting, a fat purification process and, last, a micro-droplet fat injection technique. Fat grafting involves removing fat from one’s own body to inject into regions of the face that have started to lose fat, appearing creased and sunken. Since very minimal amounts of fat are removed for facial fat grafting, this procedure is not equated with liposuction. Using small, 1mm cannulas, the fat is injected as little droplets throughout the areas of the face that need repair.

Why are patients choosing fat grafting over more traditional facial fillers?

  1. Autologous fat, or fat from your own body, reduces the risk of allergic reactions that are associated with adding a foreign substance, such as dermal fillers, to your body.
  1. A fat transfer procedure is a noninvasive method for achieving facial rejuvenation and does not require any traditional facial incisions.
  1. The micro-droplet fat grafting technique has a higher blood supply so the fat survival is increased and the results are much smoother.
  1. Fat grafting provides a more permanent correction than temporary fillers.
  1. Fat grafting may be combined with other facial procedures, such as blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) and/or a facelift, to achieve comprehensive rejuvenation for the face.
  1. Volume restoration in the face adds more light to the face, which can make the skin appear more radiant.
  1. Adding fat back to the face can help the skin texture and tone.

For these reasons and more, patients are seeking facial fat transfer procedures to correct volume loss that comes along with aging. It is best to talk to your board certified plastic surgeon about your options in having a fat grafting procedure!


Dr. Joseph Berardi is an accomplished and ABPS board certified surgeon who is widely considered to be one of the best plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas.


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  1. Dr L K Desai

    Vitiligo surgery (skin grafting) is the grafting of white patches with tissue taken from normal part of other body area to give instant cover of white color with normal body color.Depigmented (white) patches when not increasing in size & number for long period called as stable vitiligo & not responding to medical & other treatments then surgery is the best option. It is very simple & day care procedure.

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