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

  • $6,495 to $7,095*
  • 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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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
Fat Injection Case 844 Before & After View #2 | 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
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
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
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.
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.
Liposuction Case 764 Before & After View #3 | 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

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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About Your Procedure

Our 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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