Fat grafting of the face involves removing fat deposits from bothersome areas of the body and carefully transferring to volume depleted areas of the face to restore a youthful and full appearance.

Because the fat deposits are autologous (from your own body) the face incorporates most of this transferred fat can last for years longer than fillers. Retention of the fat grafts is lower in more dynamic areas such as the lips and laugh lines than in the more static areas of the cheek and mid-face. Recovery following fat graft transfer to the face can vary from one to two weeks depending on the areas treated.