What is Facial Fat Grafting?

Do your cheeks seem to sag a little too low? Does your mouth area look older than it should? You may suffer from marionette and smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds. While they typically appear due to a loss of collagen in the face, some individuals have a genetic predisposition for them. For most, these lines are rarely something to smile about. Luckily, there’s a way to turn back the clock! From Premier Cosmetic Surgery, here’s all you need to know about facial fat grafting.

What is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting is a type of plastic surgery that involves taking fat from one area of the body and injecting it into the face. The most common areas of the body to take fat from are the thighs, buttocks, or stomach. The fat is usually taken through liposuction. Once the fat has been harvested, it is then injected into the face using a needle and syringe. Facial fat grafting can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sunken areas of the face. It can also be used to plump up lips or cheeks. The results of facial fat grafting are usually long-lasting, but they may vary from person to person.


  • Natural-looking results: Since facial fat grafting uses your own body fat, the results tend to look very natural. Injections of synthetic fillers such as collagen or silicone can sometimes look artificial or “fake.”
  • Long-lasting results: The results of facial fat grafting usually last for several years before touch-ups may be needed.
  • Safe procedure: Facial fat grafting is considered a safe Delaware plastic surgery procedure because only your own body fat is used. There is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction because your body will not reject its own tissue.
  • Few side effects: This procedure typically has few side effects. The most common side effect is temporary bruising and swelling at the injection site.

Your Candidacy

Most people who are interested in facial fat grafting are unhappy with the way they look due to age-related changes or genetic factors that have led to a loss of facial volume. If you have hollow cheeks, wrinkles around your mouth, thin lips, or a sagging jawline, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. The best candidates for facial fat grafting are non-smokers who have good skin elasticity and adequate bone support in their faces. You should also have realistic expectations about what this procedure can do for you. Your plastic surgeon will be able to assess your candidacy during your consultation.

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With this procedure, you can stop restricting yourself from emoting and start living again. We hope this answers any questions you may have. Looking for cosmetic surgery near me? Premier Cosmetic Surgery DE can help! With years of expertise and surgeries under their belts, our board-certified plastic surgeons are ready to meet your needs. If you’re ready to melt away marionette and smile lines, contact our Delaware plastic surgery office today!