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Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and then injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, chin, marionette lines, nasolabial fold, forehead, and jaw line.
We typically combine fat transfer with the facelift, but we can also perform it during any liposuction procedure. It is beneficial because it is your own fat and reduces the need for other facial fillers. Many patients have found this treatment option beneficial.
The face has a robust blood supply, making fat survival high. Studies demonstrate anywhere from 40-75% fat survival. However, knowledge of the anatomy is crucial and placement of the fat has to be precise.
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