What is Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting, also known as a fat transfer, is a surgical procedure where fat is removed through liposuction in one or multiple areas of the body, before it’s refined, purified, and then re-injected into another area of the body as a filler. The most common areas where fat grafting is used to naturally enhance the face and body include the upper/lower eyelids, breasts, buttocks, cheeks, and nasolabial folds (sometimes called the parenthesis lines which form on the corners of the mouth as we age).
The face, in particular, contains many natural pads of fat that give our face contour and a youthful appearance. As we age, gravity, pollution, & stress cause these natural fat layers to disappear, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. In the face, fat grafting can help improve drooping skin on the chin and jawline and loose skin around the lower eyelids, cheeks, neck, and eyebrows.