Facial Fat Grafting


Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting is a minimally invasive operation that uses your body fat from your stomach, hips or thighs to restore volume to your face. Fat transfer is an effective, safe procedure to change and contour the face. Precision Aesthetics is skilled in this area. It requires taking fat from one part of the body (fat harvesting) and injecting it into another part of the body. It is used for reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and offers regenerative, restorative and rejuvenating effects.

Facial fat grafting can plump thin lips, restore cheek volume and smooth marionette lines and deep nasolabial folds. It can also improve the look of pitted acne scars.

This multistep outpatient operation involves removing fat from one area of the body by liposuction, processing the fat cells with a centrifuge, and then re-injecting it into the area to be treated in small droplets (often called “microdroplets”) to plump, smooth, lift, and reduce signs of ageing.

When the fat is further refined and filtered, it becomes “nano fat” that can fill in tear troughs and under-eye hollows and rejuvenate thin, crepey skin.

Autologous (“from the same person”) fat transferral can also provide additional facial rejuvenation, and anti-ageing benefits as fat is one of the best sources of stem cells. Other growth factors allow it to stimulate collagen growth beyond the area where fat is transferred.

This fat transfer operation can take up to two hours, depending on the amount of fat harvested and the areas filled.  

Fat transfer can add volume to these areas:

  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Under-eyes
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Lips
  • Marionette Lines

Besides increasing volume in these areas, this procedure can also be used to improve skin quality by rejuvenating thin skin and filling acne scars


Vectra® 3-D imaging

At Precision Aesthetics in Johannesburg, we use the VECTRA® 3-D imaging system during consultations to provide our patients with what we believe is the most complete education possible regarding their cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. It also helps to demonstrate to them the results they can expect.

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