What is Facial Fat Transfer?

photo of a beautiful woman| facial fat transfer | Dr. Peter J. Abramson | Atlanta, GA

As a part of the aging process, it is common to lose volume in the face which can leave patients looking older than they feel. Fortunately, Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center in Atlanta, GA can perform a facial fat transfer procedure and deliver beautiful, natural looking results.

Facial fat transfer is a safe, simple procedure that provides patients with a natural solution for facial volume loss. Dr. Abramson uses a closed system to harvest fat without being exposed to air. Harvested fat is then re-injected it into various areas of the face to fill in contour irregularities around the temples, cheeks, nasiolabial folds, mouth and lips.

Candidates for Facial Fat Transfer

  • Hollow cheeks
  • Deep smile and frown lines
  • Sunken temples
  • Thin lips
  • Scars
  • Skin depressions
  • Contour irregularities

About the Procedure

During the procedure, Dr. Abramson will perform liposuction to remove fat from a donor area on the body such as the buttocks, abdomen, or inner thighs. Next, the fat is immediately purified and injected into the intended areas using a micro-cannula. This can easily be done using a local aesthetic although many patients elect to receive some form of anesthesia. Once the fat cells integrate they can grow naturally with the body just like the surrounding cells.

Dr. Abramson injects the fat similarly to how he uses facial fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero and others. Instead of a synthetic filler he is using the patient’s own fat.

Aftercare and Recovery

Immediately following the procedure the area will be numb from the local anesthetic. It will also be quite swollen for the first few days. It is very important to keep pressure off of the face as much as possible for the first 2 weeks. The swelling will start to decrease after 1-2 weeks and the area will begin to get smaller.


Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center uses innovative, state-of-the-art techniques and instruments to perform facial fat transfer and other aesthetic procedures for patients throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA area including Decatur, Tucker, Lawrenceville, Douglasville, Carrollton, Conyers, and Smyrna. Call (404) 297-1789 today to schedule a consultation to discuss facial fat transfer.