Fat transfer to the face is becoming a more popular procedure for both anti-aging and general facial rejuvenation. It can address a number of areas including the cheeks, temples, lips, nasolabial folds, and the under eyes. Like with other fat transfer procedures, the fat comes from elsewhere on the body such as the abdomen, thighs, and back. So, how much fat do you need for fat transfer to the face?
One of the major advantages of this procedure is that you do not need a lot of fat to transfer to the face. Most people will have enough fat somewhere on the body to harvest and transfer to the face. Injecting too much fat into the face could obviously lead to a puffy look, which is not the end goal.
While some fat loss is expected after any fat transfer procedure, even when accounting for this, little fat is necessary to provide the desired and ideal results. The exact amount of fat necessary will vary, but it is often under 500cc. Dr. David Santos will discuss this with you during your consultation as well as the potential donor areas.