Fat transfer to the face, also known as a facial fat transfer, is a procedure that takes fat from one area of the body and moves it to fill in facial hollows. This is most commonly done to address hollowing due to aging, illness, or other factors. While fat transfer procedures are growing in popularity, does facial fat transfer work?

Yes, facial fat transfers do work in ideal candidates. First off, patients must have enough fat for harvest in another part of the area. Considering the face requires significantly less fat, this is not an issue for most people. 

Next, as with all fat transfer procedures, there is an expected amount of loss. Basically, this means that some of the transferred fat is expected not to survive the transfer. Dr. Santos accounts for this expected loss by transferring more than the necessary amount of fat. Throughout recovery, this should settle and even out as the surviving fat permanently creates roots and the non-surviving fat gets metabolized.

Facial fat transfer is a great option to treat hollowing cheeks, under eyes, and temples. It often is a more permanent solution when compared to fillers and the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also connect with us online via Price Simulator®, chat, and contact form.