Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Benefits Of Facial Fat Grafting
Possible Side Effects
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with fat transfer to face.
We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.
Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.
Facial fat grafting is ideal for people who feel like signs of ageing is starting to show and wish to get rid of it. Fat transfer to face can help get rid of wrinkles and frown lines, and also add volume to the face for a more youthful and refreshed appearance. The procedure also addresses the loss of fat on the face that defines the contour of the cheeks and jawline. Our surgeons use the fat transfer to the face technique to fill up the hollow areas to restore natural contours of the face that may have been lost during the ageing process.
Prior to any procedure, you will need to have a consultation with one of the surgeons. The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the fat transfer to face procedure with your surgeon, and ask any relevant questions you may have.
Your facial rejuvenation surgeon will:
Fat transfer to face involves three steps:
Following your surgery expect some swelling and bruising which will fade away within a few days. Pain medication can be taken to easy any discomfort.
You will see the result almost immediately after the swelling has gone down. You can return to work after a day or two after your surgery, but strenuous activities must be avoided for at least two weeks.
The result achieved from the fat transfer to face technique will last a long time as long as good aftercare routine is followed.
Fat transfer to face is suitable for adults wanting to wrinkles, frown lines or loss of layer of fat on the face.
Facial grafting can help restore volume on the cheeks, chin, under-eyes area and lips of the face.
You must discuss your options with the surgeon during your consultation. Although both procedures deliver similar outcomes, fat grafting lasts longer compared to fillers, therefore, decision must be based upon how long you want the results to last.
Fat is harvested from a donor area with liposuction
The collected fat is purified
Fat is then injected back to the area to be treated
The procedure will be a day case procedure. Avoid taking any blood thinners at least 2 weeks before your surgery to avoid complications.
Expect some swelling and bruising but it will fade away within a few days, and pain medication can be taken to ease any discomfort. However, avoid strenuous activities for at least 2 weeks.
Soreness and swelling are commonly experienced after the procedure. Infection on the incisions may occur but can be avoided.
No, you will be under local anaesthesia that will numb the area to be treated providing comfort throughout the procedure.
The incisions made for the cannula are very small and will leave no visible scars.
After the swelling has gone down, you will be able to notice results immediately. The achieved results will last a long time and can last indefinitely if a good aftercare routine is followed.
Yes, both fat transfer and fat grafting refers to the process of removing fat from a donor area and injecting it back to the area needed to be treated. You may also come across a term ‘microlipoinjection’, which again refers to the same technique.