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Facial Fat Transfer

Losing volume around the eyes, cheeks, and other parts of the face can make you look tired and older than you feel. By filling these areas with small injections of your own fat, a procedure called facial fat transfer for fat grafting, our board-certified plastic surgeons in Newport Beach and Temecula provide long-lasting, natural facial rejuvenation.

How does facial fat transfer work?

First, the surgeon carefully collects fat using chin liposuction or by performing liposuction on another area, such as the abdomen or thighs. The surgeon then purifies the fat and carefully injects it where needed.

Dr. Larson and Dr. Pham perform facial fat transfer as an in-office treatment on its own or as outpatient surgery when combined with other procedures such as facelift surgery.

Meet Our Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Larson and Dr. Pham are experienced, highly trained board-certified plastic surgeons united in their dedication to superior patient care and surgical outcomes. They are committed to each patient from the initial consult to surgery to a personal phone call after surgery and beyond.

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John V. Larson, M.D. John V. Larson, M.D.

John V. Larson, M.D.


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Phuong M. Pham, M.D. Phuong M. Pham, M.D.

Phuong M. Pham, M.D.


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What are the benefits of facial fat grafting?

Also called microlipoinjection, facial fat transfer is an alternative to dermal filler injections, providing similar benefits, such as:

  • Filling in hollows around the eyes
  • Softening smile lines (nasolabial folds) around the mouth
  • Plumping up the lips or cheeks

Does fat transfer have other benefits?

Yes. Our plastic surgeons use fat transfer for other aesthetic procedures, including:

How long does facial fat grafting last?

While dermal fillers last 12 to 24 months, fat grafting results last indefinitely, although the natural aging process continues.

What is my next step?

Request a complimentary consultation using our online form or call to meet with Dr. John Larson in Newport Beach or call to meet with Dr. Phuong Pham in Temecula.