Fat Injections

Procedure Snapshot

Also called a fat transfer, this two-step procedure involves liposuction to remove fat from one area of your body, which is then re-injected to restore lost facial volume or to enhance body contours.

Cost & Recovery

  • $3,500 to $4,801*
  • Recovery time varies depending on the nature and location of the procedure and the amount of fat transferred.

Quick Facts

  • Since your own fat is used, results feel completely natural**
  • Dr. Parker performs all fat transfer procedures at Parker Center
  • A fine needle is used to re-inject the fat, so there are no scars in the area of injection**
  • 43,177 patients had facial fat injections in 2019***

*Refer to our Pricing page for details

**Results may vary

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Tummy Tuck Case 741 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #741

This 54 year old patient was referred to Dr Parker by an existing patient. She requested a flatter abdomen, more contoured hips and fuller buttocks though did not want to look fake. The patient subsequently underwent a lipoabdominoplasty, liposuction of the hips (removing 900 cc of fat from each side) and injected the buttocks with 350 cc of fat.... Read More
Breast Lift with Implants Case 451 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #451

This 51 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by several former patients, requested rejuvenation of her tummy after childbirth, her “mushy” looking breasts and her flat buttocks. She is currently a B cup and wishes to be a C cup. The patient is 5’6” tall and weighs 158 pounds. During her consultation with Dr. Parker, the following operative plan was formulated:... Read More
Breast Lift with Auto Aug Case 519 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #519

This 35 year old presented to Dr. Parker with concerns about her breasts, abdomen and buttocks. Following the birth of her children, she complained that her breasts now sagged, her abdomen had a bulge along with sagging skin and her buttocks had deflated. The patient is 5’3″ tall and weighs 145 pounds. She wears a D cup bra. Dr. Parker... Read More
Liposuction Case 799 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #799

This 40 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker by her physician. She came requesting that her figure be restored after having children. Specifically, the patient was bothered by the fullness of her abdomen, hips, and thighs. She also desired fuller buttocks. Dr. Parker, after reviewing all options with the patient, performed SAFE liposuction... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 96 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #96

This 52 year old requested improvement with facial aging. She was bothered by excess upper eyelid skin, puffiness of her lower eyelids, and felt her face had generally lost its youthful shape. The patient previously had Botox injections to her glabella and forehead as well as hyaluronic acid fillers to her nasolabial folds and pre-jowl areas. She... Read More
Fat Injection Case 843 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #843

This 63 year old patient was bothered by the aged appearance of her hands. She had recently undergone a blepharoplasty and facelift by Dr. Parker and wished to have her hands look as rejuvenated as her face. Fat was harvested from the patient’s abdomen and meticulously injected into the dorsum of both hands. The patient recovered rapidly from the... Read More
Facelift Case 31 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #31

This 68 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. She was bothered by the aging of her face and neck. After reviewing different options shared by Dr. Parker , she decided to undergo a combined face and neck lift along with fat injections. Several weeks later, Dr. Parker performed the above surgery, conservatively injecting fat to soften... Read More
Facelift Case 1 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #1

This 47 year old had chosen to have a lower lid blepharoplasty with Dr. Parker 8 years earlier and was very happy with her results. She recently returned to Dr. Parker asking if he could also help her treat laxity she was seeing in her mid and lower face. She felt her face was dropping and that her jowls had become more prominent. Dr. Parker discussed... Read More
Liposuction Case 798 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #798

This patient requested Dr. Parker to correct a contour irregularity of her left inner thigh following liposuction several years earlier. Dr. Parker suctioned 90 cc of fat from the area of fullness in the upper thigh and injected 45 cc of fat into the area of depression just below it. The patient recovered quickly afterwards. She is very happy with... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 717 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #717

This 34 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker with concerns about her post pregnancy body. She was bothered by the fullness and laxity of her abdominal skin and underlying muscles, fullness of her hips and lack of fullness and definition of her buttocks. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty and SAFE liposuction of the hips, removing 500... Read More
Facelift Case 29 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #29

This 47 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by a former patient. She was concerned about sagging skin and fat in her the middle and lower portion of her face. The patient said she looked older and more tired than she felt. Dr. Parker discussed, then performed, a mini facelift along with judicious fat injections to her face. The patient was delighted... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 661 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #661

This 38 year old male had gynecomastia surgery by another plastic surgeon 20 years ago. He said he believed the doctor removed too much tissue and caused his areolas to look “sunken in”. Dr. Parker discussed options with the patient and they agreed upon fat injections. Under intravenous sedation, Dr. Parker suctioned fat from the patient’s... Read More
Liposuction Case 775 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #775

This 35 year old requested improvement in the appearance of the fullness of her hips and flatness of her buttocks. The patient is 5’3″ tall and weighs 130 pounds. Dr. Parker performed VASER liposuction of the patient’s hips, removing 650cc of fat from each side, purified the fat and then injected 300cc of fat into each buttock to... Read More
Fat Injection Case 960 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #960

Fat injection to nasolabial folds and marionette lines at the time of facelift.
Fat Injection Case 845 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #845

This existing patient of Dr Parker’s requested rejuvenation of her hands. She had previously undergone several other cosmetic procedures which made her look younger. She now felt the appearance of her hands gave her real age away. Dr Parker harvested fat from the patient’s hips, purified it and injected into the back of her hands. The... Read More
Breast Lift with Implants Case 454 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #454

This 29 year old, whom Dr. Parker had operated several years ago for rhinoplasty, presented with several concerns. She had undergone the insertion of saline breast implants several years ago with another plastic surgeon. She feels they are too large, too heavy and sag. Additionally, she is bothered by the fullness of her lower abdomen and irregular... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 691 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #691

This 31 year old patient, referred by word of mouth to Dr. Parker, asked for an improved contour of her abdomen, hips and buttocks. Following the birth of her children, she works out regularly in the gym, but has been unsuccessful in achieving her goals. Dr. Parker performed lipoabdominoplasty, SAFE liposuction of the hips and fat injections to the... Read More
Liposuction Case 791 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #791

This 33 year old patient, referred to Dr. Parker by a former patient, asked for help in re-contouring the fullness of her hips and thighs as well as the flatness of her buttocks. Dr. Parker performed SAFE liposuction on the patient, removing 800 cc of fat from each hip, 875 cc of fat from each outer thigh and 525 cc of fat from each inner thigh.... Read More
Fat Injection Case 846 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #846

This 48 year old existing patient of Dr. Parker’s was increasingly bothered by the aged appearance of her hands. She had recently undergone a facelift by Dr. Parker and wished to have her hands look as rejuvenated as her face. She was bothered by the thinning of her skin and more noticeable appearance of her veins. Fat was harvested from the... Read More
Facelift Case 46 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #46

9 years ago, this 54 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient requesting improvement in the appearance of aging eyes. She was concerned about her low brows, excess upper eyelid skin, and bags under her eyes. Dr. Parker discussed all options with her at that initial consultation and they arrived at the following plan: upper lid blepharoplasty... Read More
Fat Injection Case 958 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #958

Fat injection to nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Facelift Case 30 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #30

This 64 year old was referred by her dermatologist to address her concerns about her sagging jowls and neck skin. Several weeks later, Dr. Parker performed a face and neck lift along with fat injections. He injected fat conservatively to help elevate the cheek bones, soften the naslolabial folds and marionette lines and along the jaw line as well.... Read More
Liposuction Case 812 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #812

This 45 year old was referred by her primary care doctor to Dr Parker and complained about her buttock asymmetry. She had sustained a fall 6 months earlier and developed a hematoma in her left buttock. As this resolved, it left a large depression which was very noticeable through tight fitting clothing. She requested Dr Parker to release the scar... Read More
Liposuction Case 764 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #764

This 35 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, requested improvement in the appearance of her trunk and thighs. Eleven years ago, the patient had undergone liposuction by another plastic surgeon. She was unhappy with those results and referred to Dr. Parker for correction. Dr. Parker performed the VASER liposuction and removed fat from... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 404 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #404

This 30 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient with concerns about the loss of fullness in her breasts and her buttocks after childbirth. Though she was concerned about the fullness of her abdomen, she said she would address this after having more children. The patient is 4’11” and weighs 130 pounds. Dr. Parker pointed out the pre... Read More
Fat Injection Case 844 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #844

This 21 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by her physician to treat scarring and soft tissue atrophy of her buttock following steroid injection two years earlier. Fat was harvested from the patient’s hip, purified and injected into the area of scarring. The patient recovered quickly from the procedure and was very happy with the natural correction... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 405 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #405

This 42 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. After giving birth to 3 children, the patient said she was bothered by her sagging breasts and buttocks. She wished to have her abdomen, hips and thighs made more shapely. The patient is 5’4″ tall and weighs 122 pounds. At surgery, Dr. Parker inserted differential sized silicone... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 109 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #109

This 61 year old existing patient of Dr Parker’s requested improvement in the appearance around her eyes. She said she was increasingly bothered by her sagging brows, redundant upper eyelid skin and puffiness in her lower eyelids. Dr Parker performed several procedures at the same time to rejuvenate her peri orbital area. He performed an endoscopic... Read More
Fat Injection Case 959 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #959

Fat injections to smooth an indented scar.
Facelift Case 39 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #39

This 61 year old existing patient of Dr. Parker’s was bothered by the laxity and sagging of her mid and lower face, as well as her neck. Her weight is stable. She had liposuction of her neck and an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty 20 years ago. At surgery, Dr. Parker performed fat injections to replace lost facial volume due to aging and... Read More
Liposuction Case 811 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #811

This 25 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by her boyfriend, also a patient of Dr. Parker’s. She wanted to improve the appearance of her abdomen, hips, and back and to add more volume to her buttocks. She is 5′ 1″ and weighs 130 pounds. Dr. Parker performed liposuction and removed the following amounts of fat from each area: abdomen–1350... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Removing fat from one part of your body and injecting it to another is called fat injection. It is also known by a number of other terms: autologous fat grafting, fat transfer, fat re-injection, microfat grafting, micro-lipoinjection, structural fat grafting, and lipostructure. In Paramus, NJ, Dr. Parker performs all autologous fat injection procedures at the Parker Center.

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The Fat Transfer Procedure

During treatment, Dr. Parker will liposuction fat from one part of your body, purify it and then re-inject it into your subcutaneous and/ or muscle layers to increase volume in that area. In the face, fat is injected into the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, hollows above and below the eyes, and along the jaw line and chin. It can also be used for nose reshaping.

Before & After: Fat Injections to the Face*

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Fat injection to nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

Fat Injections for Body Contouring

In the body, fat is injected into the buttocks and for correction of liposuction irregularities, chest contouring, hand rejuvenation, and the correction of scars. A fat transfer is also surgical technique Dr. Parker uses during a Brazilian butt lift procedure. Fat grafting has recently been performed by some plastic surgeons in the breasts, but its use in this area remains controversial at this point.

Before & After: Fat Injections for Scar Treatment*

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Fat injections to smooth an indented scar.

Before & 11 Years After: Fat Injections to the Buttocks*

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Before and 11 Years After Injections
This patient came to Dr. Parker at age 21 to address an indented scar in her buttocks resulting from a steroid injection. Dr. Parker used liposuction to harvest fat from her hip, transferring a portion to the buttock to minimize the scar. 11 years after surgery, the area continues to look smooth and natural; only a tiny indentation remains, which the patient says is not noticeable under a regular bikini. These are typical results following a fat transfer procedure.

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Fat Injections With Facelift Surgery

Dr. Parker will often include fat grafting as part of a standard facelift procedure. This allows him to restore youthful volume & help smooth facial contours without over-tightening the skin. Using fat instead of temporary fillers means the patient does not have to return every few months for re-treatment.

Before & After: Fat Injections With Facelift*

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Fat injection to nasolabial folds and marionette lines at the time of facelift.

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Our free cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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Hand Rejuvenation

Dr. Parker also uses fat grafting for hand rejuvenation. He feels that autologous fat transfer achieves the most natural results, which can last for many years. He skillfully injects very precise amounts of purified fat to restore lost volume to thin, aging hands.

Before & After: Hand Rejuvenation With Fat Transfer*

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Fat injections to hands.

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