Facial Fat Transfer

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Englewood and Denver, CO

Facial Fat Transfer Englewood, CO

facial fat transfer is a procedure which moves fat in a purified form to the face. the areas for obtaining fat are usually the abdomen, inner thighs, or flanks. similar to a filler, once harvested, the fat is added to areas of the face to improve contours and volume.  

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benefits of a facial fat transfer procedure performed at colorado facial plastic surgery include:

  • removal of fat from unwanted areas
  • smoothing lines and wrinkles
  • adding volume to the face
  • enhancing skin texture and tone
  • natural-looking results using your own fat
  • customized treatment plans
  • longer-lasting results when compared to injectable dermal fillers
  • obtaining a younger, fresher look

Ideal Candidates

any patient looking for improvement in facial symmetry and volume can benefit from facial fat transfer. also, patients not interested in the maintenance needed with fillers make good candidates.


the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the office. the areas of the face where augmentation is needed are identified. fat is harvested from the abdomen or inner thighs. the amount needed can vary based on patient desires and body habitus. it is then processed into macro (large), micro (small), and nano (very small) fat using filters. the fat is then transferred to the face using cannulas. the face is intentionally over-inflated by 30-50% because not all fat will survive on transfer. small, dissolvable stitches are placed, but no scars are made.  


after your facial fat transfer, your incisions will be stitched before you’re sent into recovery. dr. imola or a member of his team will apply dressings, compression garments, and monitor you till you can be sent home with a family member or friend. prior to your surgery, dr. imola will tell you what will happen after surgery and ways you are able to heal more comfortably. follow-up appointments will need to be made at our englewood, co office so dr. imola can assess your healing and results. your recovery will be different depending on how much fat was taken and transferred, but you need to plan to spend 1 – 2 weeks for your recovery. right away, you may feel uncomfortable with bruising and swelling at the area(s) that received liposuction and the grafted area(s). you might see a little improvement right away in your face; however, it will take a few weeks before you will be able to see your final results. a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed by your body, but with good care, your improvements should last for many years.


facial fat transfer is a brilliant way to add volume, smooth out lines, and accentuate your beautiful profile. when you crave a younger, glowing appearance with a short recovery, we invite you to learn more about fat transfer at colorado facial plastic surgery and how it can help you meet your desired appearance. this option is exciting for individuals wanting a natural enhancement and long-lasting results. call our practice near denver, co today to set up your consultation with our skilled team for this state-of-the-art procedure.


what can i expect after a facial fat transfer?

colorado facial plastic surgery will provide post-operative instructions following facial fat transfer surgery. this important information will include how to care for the treatment area and when you can return to work or other activities. patients should follow these guidelines closely to ensure proper healing. swelling and bruising are normal after surgery and can take time to improve. avoiding ice on the face is necessary in order to preserve the fat from temperature extremes. final results are seen over 1-3 months. many patients will take a few days off of work but then return quickly to light activity. we suggest avoiding strenuous activity and attending follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing.

can fillers achieve similar results?

a dermal filler (for example, restylane® and juvéderm®) may improve symmetry and facial volume. while dermal fillers can create beautiful results, a facial fat transfer often lasts longer and looks more natural.

how long does a facial fat transfer take?

the length of time needed for your fat transfer will vary based on the number of areas injected. typically, the procedure takes 2-3 hours.

which areas of the face can be improved with a fat transfer?

fat transfer can be used in many areas of the face. popular sites are the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, under eyes, and temples.

how much does a facial fat transfer cost?

the cost of facial fat transfer varies based on the complexity of the procedure. the surgeon’s fees range from $2,500-5,000 not including anesthesia fees, facility costs, and supplies.