Surgical Fat Grafting or Fat Transfer


A patient's own fat may be harvested with liposuction under local anesthesia. The fat is then injected into the face, breast, body or hand in order to improve contour and restore a more youthful appearance. Fat transfer or "fat grafting" may correct deep wrinkles, volume loss from aging or contour asymmetries. Only a person's own tissue is used and typically the liposuction is done on the neck, abdomen or thigh to harvest the fat.