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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer

Posted June 12, 2017 in Fat Transfer

Facial fat transfer is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures at Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center. Not only does it fill out wrinkles and imperfections of the face, it also sculpts an area of the body that is prone to troublesome fat deposits such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs.

Woman face with hair motion on white background isolated close up portraitFacial fat transfer is a surgical procedure that offers so many superior benefits to non-surgical injectable fillers. Here are just a few of the benefits of facial fat transfer:


Unlike products that use tissue from an animal or cadaver—or synthetic material—to enhance the youthfulness of the face, facial fat transfer uses the patient’s own fat. This creates zero risk of allergic reaction or the body’s rejection of the injected material. Once the fat is liposuctioned from the selected area, the fat cells are isolated and prepared for strategic placement in the face. Like the tissue that is used, the outcome looks completely natural.


Fat transfer improves a variety of facial imperfections, including fine lines, wrinkles, sunken cheeks, under-eye hollows, acne scars, and skin depressions. The procedure also nicely complements facial resurfacing procedures, such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. BOTOX® Cosmetic is typically the best treatment for deep wrinkles between the eyes and is also often performed in conjunction with facial fat transfer.

Long Lasting

The effects of facial fat transfer last much longer than dermal fillers like collagen, Restylane®, and JUVÉDERM®. Temporary dermal fillers can last up to one year, while facial fat transfer can actually be permanent. The effectiveness of facial fat transfer depends on the area grafted and on surgical technique. As long as the injected fat is not re-absorbed by the body and the patient does not lose or gain a significant amount of weight, the results will be long lasting. Dr. Messa applies his experience along with the most advanced techniques for fat grafting to optimize patient results.

Your procedure to restore facial youthfulness will be completely customized during your consultation with Dr. Messa. Many factors will be considered before arriving at the techniques that will provide you with the best results, including your skin texture and thickness, health history, and desires for the procedure. To schedule your consultation or to learn more, please call (954) 659-7760 or fill out our online contact form today.

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