Treat Age-related Volume Loss in the Face With a Fat Transfer

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


If you’re like most people, you may have noticed that certain facial features have become hollow, deflated, or saggy as you’ve gotten older. This common sign of facial aging typically affects the jawline, cheeks, lips, and the area under the eyes. While injectable fillers can help to restore lost facial volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles, many men and women are excited to learn about a more natural, longer-lasting alternative: facial fat grafting. With a fat transfer to the face at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint helps patients near Las Vegas, Henderson, NV, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles regain the fresh, youthful look they desire and can enjoy for years to come. Find answers to many of your facial fat transfer FAQ below, and discover what results may be possible for you.

What is facial fat grafting?

Also known as facial fat transfer or a fat transfer to the face, facial fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure that involves harvesting fat from one area of the body via liposuction and using it to add volume to certain facial features. A facial fat transfer is often used to reverse age-related volume loss and smooth out facial lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used simply to enhance flat features, like thin lips.

Where is the fat taken from for a facial fat transfer?

Most often, fat used for a fat transfer to the face is harvested via liposuction from one or more of the following areas where most patients have excess fat available:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Thighs

How can a facial fat transfer make me look younger?

A fat transfer to the face can provide stunning, and natural-looking and feeling results. Some of the most compelling enhancements that are possible with a facial fat transfer include:

  • Smooth out facial lines and wrinkles, like nasolabial folds or marionette lines
  • Restore volume in hollow cheeks
  • Improve the appearance of under-eye circles
  • Smooth out a lumpy, sagging jawline
  • Plump up thin lips

How long does a fat transfer to the face last?

The results of a facial fat transfer can last for years or even decades. However, patients should keep in mind that a facial fat transfer does not stop the aging process altogether. Additionally, weight fluctuation can impact the results of a fat transfer to the face. Just like fat cells in other areas of the body, the fat cells transferred to your face during facial fat grafting can swell with weight gain or shrink with weight loss. For the longest-lasting results possible, patients should enjoy a healthy diet and lifestyle, maintain a stable weight, abstain from smoking, and keep their skin moisturized and protected from the sun. With these habits, your stunning new look can keep you looking and feeling your best for many years to come.

Give your look a natural boost with a facial fat transfer in Beverly Hills or Las Vegas

If you are tired of having to get your fillers redone on a regular basis or simply prefer a more natural way to rejuvenate your deflated facial features, you may be excited to learn more about the results that are possible with facial fat grafting. Take the first step toward restoring a younger look that lasts by calling Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills or Las Vegas to schedule your consultation with board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.