Facial Fat Transfer NYC

Repurposing Fat Cells for More Volume and a Youthful Appearance

Facial fat transfer is a versatile and effective option for patients seeking to rejuvenate their appearance by addressing lines, restoring facial contours, and improving skin quality using their body’s natural resources. As the procedure utilizes the patient’s own cells, the risk of allergic reactions or rejection is minimal. Patients who choose a facial fat transfer procedure enjoy natural and long-lasting results achieved by using their own bodies.

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The Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting Procedures

Facial fat transfer provides results that appear natural and seamlessly integrate with your facial features. By using your own fat, the outcome is more organic, avoiding the risk of an overly “worked on” appearance often associated with synthetic fillers or implants. The transferred fat restores youthful contours, creating a balanced and genuine aesthetic enhancement.

Unlike temporary dermal fillers, the results of facial fat transfer are long-lasting. The transplanted fat establishes a connection with the blood supply, promoting its survival and longevity. This characteristic ensures that the rejuvenated facial volume persists over an extended period, reducing the need for frequent touch-ups and enhancing overall cost-effectiveness.

The procedure involves minimally invasive liposuction to harvest fat from areas like the abdomen or thighs, reducing discomfort and shortening the recovery time compared to more invasive surgical options. The minimal invasiveness contributes to a quicker return to daily activities, making facial fat transfer an attractive choice for those seeking facial rejuvenation with minimal disruption to their routine.

The presence of stem cells in the transferred fat adds an extra dimension to the procedure. Stem cells have regenerative properties that contribute to improved skin quality and texture. This innovative aspect of facial fat transfer goes beyond simple volume restoration, offering additional benefits by enhancing the overall health and appearance of the skin.

By utilizing the patient’s own fatty tissue, facial fat transfer eliminates concerns related to allergic reactions commonly associated with synthetic fillers or implants. This personalized approach reduces the risk of complications, ensuring a safer and more predictable outcome. The absence of foreign substances minimizes the likelihood of adverse reactions, providing peace of mind for individuals undergoing the procedure.

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Why Have a Facial Fat Transfer?

The aging process, coupled with the stress of modern life, can have a dire toll on our physical health and well-being. As skin becomes lax and dull, our ligaments stretch and can negatively impact our facial volume distribution. A facial fat transfer treatment can be tailored to your unique challenges, helping you recover the vibrant appearance of your younger years.

Facial Features Corrected by a Facial Fat Transfer

  • Lines and Wrinkles
  • Marionette Lines
  • Facial Volume Loss
  • Tear Troughs
  • Hollow Cheeks
  • Sunken Temples
  • Nasolabial Folds
  • Thin or Aging Lips
  • Jawline Contour
  • Facial Scars or Irregularities

Dr. Masoud Saman - Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in NYC

With a particular emphasis on facial rejuvenation, Dr. Saman’s expertise extends beyond traditional boundaries, as he is one of the few surgeons in the United States fellowship-trained in both head and neck oncologic surgery and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Saman’s commitment to holistic, elegant outcomes is evident in his avoidance of overdone plastic surgery, favoring a holistic style rooted in artistic expression.

Choose Dr. Saman as Your Facial Plastic Surgeon in NYC

Dr. Saman’s practice is marked by a dedication to natural and long-lasting results, attracting patients not only from New York City but also from afar. His extensive educational background, research fellowships, and leadership roles in prestigious medical societies underscore his commitment to advancing the field of facial plastic surgery.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial fat transfer is a versatile procedure, suitable for various individuals. If you’re currently facing distress due to life’s effects on your skin’s natural appearance, then you’re most likely a good candidate for facial fat transfer. In that case, then a personal consultation can help you ease your concerns.

Are You a Good Candidate for Surgical Facial Fat Transfer?

In medical terms, suitable candidates for facial rejuvenation procedures possess the following characteristics:

  • They’re non-smokers. If you’re considering quitting, then this is the perfect opportunity.
  • They have good overall health and no medical conditions that could interfere with the healing process.

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What is facial fat transfer?

Facial fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that involves harvesting fat from a patient’s own body, typically from areas like the abdomen or thighs, and injecting it into various areas of the face. This technique is commonly employed to address signs of aging, enhance facial contours, and improve skin quality. The harvested fat is purified and processed before being meticulously injected into targeted areas of the face. This can include areas with lines and wrinkles, such as marionette lines, as well as areas where volume loss has occurred due to aging. The goal is to restore youthful fullness, soften facial lines, and enhance overall facial aesthetics.

Facial fat transfer is a highly nuanced procedure, and a seasoned professional must employ sophisticated fat transfer techniques to optimize results. By strategically utilizing a patient’s own fatty tissue and precisely administering fat injections, emphasis is placed not only on addressing lines and wrinkles, such as marionette lines, but also on restoring lost facial volume due to aging. This holistic approach contributes to achieving a harmonious and natural outcome.


Why choose facial fat transfer over similar cosmetic procedures?

Facial fat transfer stands out as a preferred choice for facial rejuvenation due to its unique combination of natural-looking results, enduring effects, and versatility in addressing multiple aesthetic concerns simultaneously. With long-term results, reduced risks of complications, and the added benefit of stem cell advantages, facial fat transfer offers a personalized and holistic approach.

Combining facial fat transfer with complementary cosmetic procedures can amplify the overall aesthetic outcomes, addressing various facets of facial aging. Procedures such as facelifts or brow lifts can be performed concurrently to address sagging skin and provide a more comprehensive rejuvenation. By customizing a comprehensive treatment plan that includes facial fat transfer alongside other procedures, individuals can achieve synergistic effects, maximizing the restoration of youthful contours, volume, and skin quality for a harmonious and revitalized appearance.

What are the different types of facial fat transfer?

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial fat transfer synergizes seamlessly with the pursuit of facial rejuvenation, offering a holistic approach to combat the signs of aging. The procedure excels in restoring youthful volume to depleted areas, minimizing fine lines, and revitalizing overall skin quality. This dynamic combination results in a natural and refreshed appearance, harmonizing with the enhancement achieved through the transfer of the patient’s own fat.

Facial Sculpting

By leveraging the patient’s own fatty tissue, this technique allows for precise contouring and enhancement of facial features. Whether sculpting cheekbones, refining jawlines, or addressing asymmetry, fat transfer complements the sculpting process, ensuring a harmonious and natural outcome that aligns with the individual’s unique facial anatomy.

Lip Enhancement

Fat transfer can be used to achieve natural and enduring lip enhancement. The procedure provides subtle augmentation, enhancing lip volume while maintaining a soft and authentic feel. Using the patient’s own tissue ensures seamless integration with the lips, offering enhanced volume and a natural and enduring result that synergizes with the overall facial appearance.

Surface Depressions

In addressing surface depressions, facial fat transfer emerges as a powerful and harmonizing solution. The strategic injection of fat precisely corrects irregularities, smoothing scars or facial asymmetry. This synergy not only restores lost volume to depressed areas but also enhances overall skin texture, contributing to a more even and aesthetically pleasing complexion.


What is the recovery time for a facial fat transfer?

The recovery time for a facial fat transfer varies, but patients can typically expect mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising for a few days to a week. Full results may take weeks to months to fully manifest. The use of small cannulas and tiny incisions contributes to a more comfortable recovery experience.

Are there any potential risks associated with a facial fat transfer?

While facial fat transfer is generally safe, there are potential risks such as bruising, swelling, and allergic reactions. In rare cases, there may be issues with fat cell survival. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, minimizing discomfort during the process.

Can a facial fat transfer be combined with other procedures?

Yes, facial fat transfer can be combined with other procedures, such as facelifts or brow lifts, to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation. It can also be performed alongside non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers or Botox to enhance overall facial harmony.

How long do the results of a facial fat transfer last?

The results of a facial fat transfer are long-lasting, with the transplanted fat establishing a connection with the blood supply. The longevity of the results can vary among individuals, but they typically persist for several years, reducing the need for frequent touch-ups.

Is facial fat transfer painful?

Facial fat transfer is associated with mild discomfort rather than significant pain. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia or general anesthesia, ensuring a comfortable experience for the patient.

Will I have visible scars after facial fat transfer?

No, visible scars after facial fat transfer are minimal. The use of small cannulas and tiny incisions helps minimize scarring, ensuring a discreet and natural-looking outcome.

Can facial fat transfer be performed in conjunction with other non-surgical procedures?

Yes, facial fat transfer can be performed in conjunction with other non-surgical procedures, such as injectable fillers or laser treatments, to achieve enhanced and comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Does facial fat transfer change your eyes?

Facial fat transfer primarily focuses on restoring volume and enhancing contours in specific facial areas. While it can indirectly contribute to a more rejuvenated appearance around the eyes by addressing volume loss in adjacent areas, it does not directly change the eyes.

Do nonsurgical facelift procedures offer the same results?

Nonsurgical facelift procedures, such as dermal fillers or thread lifts, offer temporary results compared to the long-lasting outcomes of facial fat transfer. The choice between surgical and nonsurgical options depends on individual goals and preferences.

What should I expect during my consultation?

During the consultation, Dr. Saman will assess your facial concerns, discuss your goals, and evaluate your candidacy for facial fat transfer. He will explain the procedure, potential risks, and expected outcomes. Feel free to ask any questions and share your expectations to ensure a personalized and satisfactory treatment plan.