Facial Fat Grafting

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Use Your Body's Own Fat to Replace Lost Volume in Austin

Fat grafting is a non-surgical technique that helps restore volume to the face that's been lost due to age. Fat grafting at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery uses your own natural fat, typically harvested from the abdomen or thighs, to replace volume deficits in the face, breast, buttocks and other areas.

Fat grafting can be an extremely effective facial rejuvenation tool to restore youthful contour to the cheeks, under the eye or along the jawline, or used in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures.

Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Known for natural-looking aesthetic results in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.
  • Elected by peers for inclusion in Texas Monthly's Texas Super Doctors®: Rising Stars listing.
  • Reconstructed over 3,000 patients, including more than 1,500 DIEP flap reconstructions.
  • 4.9-star average rating over hundreds of reviews for cosmetic surgery.
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

During your fat grafting procedure, our surgeons remove a very small amount of fat from your flanks, thigh or abdomen. The fat is then purified and artistically transferred into the areas of the face or body that need added volume. In their practice, Dr. Fisher and Dr. Kurtovic use gentle fat harvest and research-proven purification methods and transfers the fat using a microdroplet technique in multiple layers and directions to three-dimensionally fill the space. This provides the grafted fat with increased blood supply, optimizing graft survival. As a result, there is optimal precision and control of the final aesthetic contour in the area where the fat is grafted.

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We've compiled detailed post-operative care instructions to best equip our cosmetic surgery patients throughout their recovery process. To ensure the best and safest recovery, your plan encompasses appropriate prescriptions and clear directions towards maintaining your comfort to get you back to normal life and activity as soon as possible. Individual patients respond uniquely, and the type of procedure may differ, but these basic guidelines will help you along your journey.

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As a research fellow at the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Fisher spent a year studying tissue engineering, stem cell therapies and fat grafting processes in soft tissue reconstructions of the face and body. Her publication examined established techniques related to optimizing fat harvest and purification so that there is a consistently high rate of tissue and stem cell survival post-transfer. There is clinical scientific evidence that there is a stem cell response in the treated area that vastly improves both skin texture and tone. This is clinically useful in areas with a history of radiation injury, such as after cancer treatment.

Other available non-surgical treatments for contouring the face besides fat grafting include BOTOX® Cosmetic; dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE® and Belotero® for volume; and Kybella® for fat reduction.


Contact Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to discuss facial fat grafting in Austin. Set up a consultation by calling (512) 815-0123 or sending a message online.

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