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How does facial fat grafting work?


As we age, our faces naturally lose volume over time. This is the reason why fillers have become one of the most popular noninvasive facial rejuvenation techniques in the last decade. The goal of filler is to restore facial fat loss. Facial fat transfer, more commonly known as fat grafting, naturally restores the appearance of youth on your face by replacing what was lost.

The process starts with gently removing fat from a part of your body that you’re unhappy with. The fat is processed removing any unwanted fluids and blood. The processed fat, along with its growth factors and stem cells, are injected into areas of the face that show aging. Fat grafting to the face does not give you a fat face––it restores the volume you have already lost.

Facial fat grafting is most commonly used in the:

  • Temples
  • Deep malar fat pads
  • Lateral cheek
  • Prejowl area
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Under-eye areas

Facial fat grafting can be combined with other facial-rejuvenating procedures, such as a facelift or an eyelid lift.


Facial fat grafting patient

This patient had a facelift and facial fat grafting in Beverly Hills. You can see the effect of the fat grafting on the overall aesthetic of her face. The fat grafting restored her volume and her skin looks brighter from the rejuvenating growth factors of the fat.

What are the benefits of facial fat grafting?

One of the most significant benefits of facial fat grafting is how natural the results look. Additionally, because this method transfers fat from one part of your body to another, there is minimal risk of your body rejecting the fat as a foreign substance.

Some of the other many benefits of this method include:

  • Rejuvenate the overlying skin with the growth factors and stem cells derived from your own fat
  • Natural appearance
  • Minimal downtime
  • Recycling and reusing your own fat
  • Long-lasting results that are relatively permanent
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Why should I choose PERK for facial fat grafting?

A study published in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery journal notes the value of choosing an MD for your facial fat injections. The more training a provider has, the better equipped they are to administer these treatments. Selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon will confirm that your injector is well-trained in facial anatomy, which is another reason many have specifically chosen PERK and Dr. Lee for their facial fat grafting procedure in Beverly Hills.

Dr. Michelle Lee is a board-certified and ivy-league trained plastic surgeon producing some of the most natural-appearing facial fat grafting results. She created PERK plastic surgery because she believes life is too short to settle for anything less than the most extraordinary version of yourself.

Dr. Lee starred in E! Entertainment's Dr. 90210 TV show, where she was the only surgeon performing facial procedures such as noninvasive facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, and facelift. Her unique fusion of artistry, scientific training, and aesthetic drive makes Dr. Lee the best choice for facial fat grafting.

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Dr 90210 TV Show

Watch Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michelle Lee on the Dr. 90210 TV Show on E!

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