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Fat Transfer (FAQ)

Written by Dr. Rokhsar

Where does the fat come from?

A fat transfer involves taking fat from one area of the body and injecting it into an area of the face where there is hollowness under the eyes and sunken in cheeks. Fat is typically surgically removed from the waistline or inner knees. Fat can also be placed into the lips and to fill in severe acne scars. Also, because fat consists of long-term surviving cells, long-term and permanent results have been seen.

Who is an ideal candidate for a fat transfer?

Those who wish to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin by filling in fat lost in cheeks and erase laugh lines and creases on the face are ideal candidates. This procedure can also be done in conjunction with liposuction. Those with allergies or have a history of rejecting treatments will be relieved to know that because the body is using its own fat to fill in problem area, making it less likely the body will reject its own natural material.