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

  • $3,775 to $5,075*
  • 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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 implants... 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 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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