Where Does the Fat Used for Facial Fat Grafting Come From?

Facial fat grafting is an excellent alternative to facial fillers that can deliver long-lasting and natural-looking results. The procedure involves harvesting fat from one area of the body so that it can be purified, transferred into syringes, and then injected into the areas in need of rejuvenation.

The fat used for the procedure is harvested from areas that have an abundance of excess fat. The abdomen and flanks are commonly used as donor sites for the procedure. The thighs also typically have excess fat. The harvesting process helps to bring balance to the body proportions by subtly altering the distribution of fat to create a more attractive figure.

Oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen can also use facial fat grafting to enhance the results of other surgical procedures like a lower eyelid lift. If you are interested in using fat grafting to rejuvenate your appearance, contact our office to schedule a consultation.