Facial Fat Transfer

Conveniently located to serve the areas of San Diego and La Jolla

We often think about fat as a negative. However, a fat transfer is a highly safe, effective way to restore youthful volume and sculpt your body. Results are highly tailored, beautiful, and natural!

If you wish you had more volume in your face, lips, or buttocks, you may be a good candidate for a fat transfer.
We can accomplish impressive, long-term volumization and contouring for our patients, all with their own fat! Due to the fact that this highly-versatile sculpting procedure uses your own fat, there is a higher likelihood that your body will accept your new contouring than procedures which use non-native components.

Contact our office to learn more about the benefits of Fat Transfer today.

Fat Transfer

A fat transfer or fat grafting is often used to replenish the depletion of fat volume that occurs with aging. Facial fat begins to visibly subside within the cheek areas, temples, hollows of the eyes, lips, nose, and jaw-line region. A fat transfer to the face provides a wonderful solution to restoring a more youthful appearance. This procedure is also used to shape and fill depressed scar tissue like pitting acne scars of the face or areas of the body such as the buttocks or breast areas.

Your surgeon will collect your fat for transfer from a donor site on your body. A fat transfer comes with the benefits of two body contouring treatments in one: when your fat is collected, your surgeon will slim and sculpt your donor site! This often achieves better balance of our patients’ new, more shapely figure.

Fat transfer, fat grafting or fat augmentation is an alternative to the extremely popular synthetic dermal fillers. Dermal fillers provide quick treatment, are relatively painless and are less expensive than a fat transfer. However, a fat transfer is a single stand alone aesthetic procedure that produces amazing long-term results

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, minimally invasive cosmetic fat injections increased 13% in 2016.

Interested in learning more about fat transfer? Contact us to schedule your private, informative consultation today.

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A fat transfer is a versatile aesthetic technique considered extremely popular in facial rejuvenation and body contouring. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon extracts applicable fatty tissues from areas within the body through liposuction surgery. The fat is treated and then re- introduced into other desired areas of the body through small micro needle injections. The surgeon can enhance desired facial areas like the lips, soften the hollow areas beneath the eyes and or fill in creases on the face. The client is often awake and converses with the doctor as they work to attain the desired appearance. Areas of the hands, breast and or buttocks are also treated or enhanced with a fat transfer procedure.


A facial or body recovery from a fat transfer procedure is usually 5 days or less, depending on how many areas are treated.

The beautiful sculpting we achieve with our fat transfers look and feel natural. Because it is natural!

While swelling is likely to be apparent, the positive results are almost always immediately visible. If the remainder fat is saved and sent to a medical facility like a stem cell bank for safekeeping, follow-up treatment can be be safely performed within a 5 year period!

Fat transfers are often paired with facelift surgery to attain an incredibly naturally youthful and rejuvenated appearance.


Meeting with a plastic surgeon experienced with fat transfer surgery will be able to yield invaluable information if you are thinking about having this type of procedure performed.

A fat transfer is safe and highly customizable. Every procedure is tailored to meet the unique needs of our patient’s face, breasts, buttocks, or any part of their body they want to contour!

Once your doctor has discussed your medical history with you and performed a physical exam, they will be able to recommend if a fat transfer will be the best treatment option for you. If an additional or alternative treatment may be necessary to achieve your desired goals, your plastic surgeon will share their professional opinion with you.

If you are considering putting that unwanted fat to some good use and achieve a desired look, schedule a consultation to discover all your possible options.


We want every patient to be as comfortable and well-informed as possible. Contact us with any questions that you may have about fat transfers, or any other body contouring treatments we offer.