Facial Fat Grafting

Facial Fat Grafting

It’s inevitable. As we age, we lose volume in our faces, we get saggy skin and wrinkles. Unfortunately, the fat in our faces disappears which can make us look older than our actual age. When this happens, we want the most effective method to restore the fat in our faces.  In this instance, what is the best solution to combat these signs of aging? Facial fat grafting is the answer as it addresses these visible signs of aging and reverses these symptoms.  


What Is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat grafting is the harvesting, purification, and injection of a patient’s own fat into areas where volume has been lost on the face. These areas are typically the forehead, temple, cheek and nasolabial folds.  Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are great methods to treat certain areas of the face and to restore volume loss because they are effective.  However, a doctor can use fillers for areas such as nasolabial folds and deep wrinkles. Fillers have the ability to last long but are not permanent. Fat Grafting is a complicated process however it is the only way to semi-permanently restore the loss fat is by facial fat transfer. There are two kinds of facial fat grafting at VIP:  volume fat grafting and stem cell fat graft.

Two Types of Facial Fat Grafting

Volume Fat Grafting

With facial fat grafting, a skilled doctor can produce natural and dramatic results.  The process is fairly complicated and as a result, only experienced doctors should perform this procedure. 

The process for is as follows:

  1. Our doctor harvests your fat from a donor site (stomach, waist, inner thighs, knees etc) by utilizing a high- quality microcannula. This is to ensure that there is minimal downtime i.e. less bruising, swelling or damaging tissues.
  2.  We purify your fat in a centrifuge which separates the fat from other material, including blood.  This makes it possible to transfer the fat.
  3. Our doctor places the purified fat into small syringes and injects it into each layer of skin in various directions.  This technique ensures long-lasting results and gives more natural results.  You won’t look overstuffed or over-plumped.

Learn more about our volume fat grafting

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Stem Cell Fat Grafting

Stem Cells are unique cells that have the ability to become many different types of cells and can replicate rapidly.  They have the ability to change into any other cell type to replace aging or damaged cells. They play a great deal in repairing and healing our body.  If a  doctor extracts stem cells from one place on our body and the doctor transplants it elsewhere, stem cells can repair the damaged skin on other parts of the body.

	Stem Cell Fat Graft	 - Temple & cheek Fat graft

Differences Between Volume Fat Grafting and Stem Cell Fat Grafting

There a few differences between Stem Cell Fat Grafting and our Volume Fat Grafting. The differences can be seen in the longevity, skin rejuvenation results and the harvesting process. We utilize an extraction system from Harvard Medical School called SmartPrep. When we harvest for this surgery, we not only utilize the filtered pure fats but also autologous stem cell tissues from your body. The use of stem cell fat grafting is even more effective than Volume fat grafting because skin rejuvenation such as skin elasticity and wrinkle improvement is accomplished. This happens because the use of stem cells allows more blood to disperse to the treatment area. It improves the vitality, health, and appearance of your skin. This ultimately leads to more permanent and exceptional results. 


Learn more about our Stem Cell Fat Grafting

For these advanced anti-aging surgeries it is imperative that you utilize an experienced surgeon in order to achieve real results in a safe way.  Due to the complexity of this technique, the surgeon must have a custom plan for your face, the right instrument, and a careful surgical technique.

Contact us to find out if you are a candidate for either anti-aging technique and why we excel with this specialized surgery.


 VIP Plastic Surgery Center Korea


Email: vipps@vipps.kr

Whatsapp / Kakao: +82 10-5059-6626


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