Also known as “fat transfer” or “fat injection”, fat grafting is a procedure that transfers fat from areas in which you have extra fat, to areas that may be lacking in volume. The loss of volume is a common aspect of aging, and fat grafting is an alternative to fillers.
Dr. Kao and Dr. Wallman perform both large volume fat grafting (to a larger surface area, like the buttocks) and small volume fat grafting (to a smaller surface area, like the face).
Fat grafts can be used to contour the face by reducing links around the cheeks, mouth and frown lines. It can also be used to give more definition to areas like the cheeks and chin.
One of the benefits of this type of procedure is the lack of allergic reaction as the injections use fat cells from your own body. The results also tend to last longer than injectables that are comprised of synthetic material, and look very natural.