Fat Transfer

As you age, your face loses volume, most prominently around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, can restore attractive contours to these facial structures and create a more balanced profile. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results.

Back to the facial fillers page to view video

What is fat transfer?

Facial fat transfer is a minimally invasive anti-aging procedure that takes a small amount of fat from your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks and injects it into areas of your face you want to enhance. Fat grafting is used to minimize wrinkles and fill in sunken areas of the face, such as the cheeks and under the eyes. Fat injections offer more permanent correction than that provided by temporary facial fillers.

What are the benefits of fat transfer?

A facial fat transfer can smooth away laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. It can also help fill in acne scars, correct skin depressions or indentations, and add volume to thin lips or sagging cheeks. And because your own fat is used, there is no risk of an allergic reaction.

How does fat transfer work?

The procedure involves using gentle liposuction to remove tiny amounts of fat from a fatty area of your body, such as your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, and transfer it to the affected areas of your face. The fat is injected as little droplets throughout the areas of facial hollowness. Commonly performed as a supplement to a facelift or mini facelift, fat injections only take a few minutes to administer and require little to no downtime.

Some facial areas require only one treatment for noticeable and long-lasting improvement, whereas others will need more than one fat transfer to achieve the desired results, which can last from several months to 2 years or more. For some people, the effects last indefinitely.

Restore Youthful Facial Contours with Fat Transfer

To restore facial contours the natural way, contact Iorio Plastic Surgery & CosMedical Center to see if a fat transfer procedure is right for you. Request an appointment online or call us at (732) 780-9191 for Colts Neck, New Jersey or (732) 458-7400 for Brick, New Jersey for your treatment today.

Request a Consultation

Specials & Events

Before & After Gallery

See the beautiful results our patients enjoy after face and body rejuvenation procedures by Dr. Iorio.

View Gallery


“Thank you so much for the wonderful job you performed on my surgery. I look and feel like a new person.”

Read More

Learn About Cosmetic
& Plastic Surgery

Visit our patient education library to learn more about surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Learn More

Plastic Surgery

View our videos about the latest advances in cosmetic surgery, as well as what’s new at our face and body rejuvenation centers.

Learn More

From the
Plastic Surgeon’s Desk

Learn More