Facial Contouring with Fat Grafting

With advanced age, the facial volume loss is more pronounced around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. Fat grafting can play a major role in creating a balance to the face.

Many women prefer the shape of their face in their 20s and 30s. The youthful face is more of a triangular heart shaped because of higher volume of baby fat distribution in the upper half of the face and around the eyes.

As one continues to age the loss of fat in the eyes, cheeks and jawline, including some weight gain in the lower face, neck, and jowls starts to invert the triangle so that the base of the triangle is now at the bottom of the face. 


The goal of facial fat grafting is to invert the triangle so that the youthful heart shaped face returns.

Fat grafting involves removing fat from one’s own abdomen or thighs to put into certain regions of the face that have lost volume. Only tiny amounts of fat are removed and using very small blunt end cannulas the fat is injected as little droplets throughout the hollow areas.

Unlike Most fillers that are temporary and require treatment every few months, fat grafting is most often permanent with no upkeep.