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What is Facial Fat Grafting and Volume Restoration?

by Dr. Daniel Lin


What is Facial Fat Grafting and Volume Restoration? | Pasadena | BreaAs a person ages, the facial skin becomes thinner, and volume loss may occur in the cheeks and other facial sites. Facial fat grafting is an effective cosmetic surgery procedure to restore volume and improve facial contours. A fuller, rounder face will mitigate the appearance of aging signs, and provide a youthful look.

Dr. Daniel Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon providing facial fat grafting and volume restoration using advanced surgical techniques. The profound and diligent Dr. Lin provides this procedure to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities across the horizon.

Role of Facial Fat Grafting

An experienced surgeon will use gentle fat harvesting method, a conservative fat purification process, and an advanced injection technique to create more uniform looking and sustainable results. Facial fat grafting has emerged as an important procedure to restore the fullness of cheeks, which may have become sunken due to aging or other factors.

Fat grafting cosmetic surgery plays a key role in restoration of lost facial volume, but it is not a treatment for all types of facial aging. The advantage is that when facial volume improves, it helps to reduce the effects of sagging skin and deep wrinkles, creases and folds on the face.

Facial loss of volume is often conspicuously seen in the cheeks, around the eyes, and the jawline. Fat grafting can play an ideal role in the overall facial rejuvenation procedure, which could include eyelid lift, brow lift, or facelift. Depending on the patient’s unique needs, the surgeon will recommend the appropriate treatment plan involving facial fat grafting.



Three stages involved in the facial fat grafting process include fat harvesting from donor sites, fat purification process, and its delivery into the targeted recipient areas of the face. In the first stage, the surgeon will remove excess fat from the patient’s own surplus fat pockets, which could be in the abdomen, thighs or other areas.

Fat removal is not substantial like liposuction, which makes the procedure minimally invasive. The surgeon will make use of blunt cannulas to remove the fat. The collected fat is then purified to ensure smooth and sustainable results. The purified fat is injected as tiny droplets throughout the targeted hollow areas of the face. With the micro-droplet technique, the grafted fat has a higher blood supply and fat cell survival is improved.



In addition to improving facial contours, volume restoration also adds more light to the face. The skin appears more radiant and youthful. Skin tone and texture is improved with volumizing because the skin will undergo a stem cell response in the areas where the fat cells are transplanted.

Working people and busy moms typically prefer facial fat grafting because the procedure does not involve a significant downtime. Traditional facial incisions are avoided, and the minimally invasive technique ensures that post-operative risks and complications are reduced.

The perspective plastic surgeon Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and other cities and communities in this part of The Golden State for facial fat grafting.



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