Facial fat transfers are commonly used in older patients who are seeking to revitalize their appearance and have a more youthful and brightened aesthetic. By harvesting fat from designated areas of the body through liposuction, the patient’s natural fat is then processed and injected into the cheeks, around the eyes, or the forehead. Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth O. Rothaus specializes in a number of techniques that will give patients the volume and look they wish to achieve. Dr. Rothaus harvests fat from a number of different areas that includes the stomach and hips. Dr. Rothaus and his staff will work closely with you to devise a treatment plan and procedure options.

Best Candidates

The best candidates for facial fat transfer are patients who need improvement in the contour of their jaw and chin or replacement of volume along the cheek bone, in the temporal region, or the cheeks. Alternative procedures, include injection of Voluma or Sculptra.

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What To Expect?

The harvesting of the fat and the injections are all done under a local anesthesia. For the injection of the fat, a small puncture would is made and a blunt cannulae is used to injected in a series of tiny droplets. The procedure can take up to 2 hours and the final results may not be seen for several months. The percentage of the fat that survives is variable and most studies estimate that a loss of 35 percent of the injected fat can be expected.

Get (Some Benefit)!

In the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon, fat injections are safe, effective and can result in a restoration of lost volume and youthful facial contours. If you are ready to discuss facial fat transfer with Dr. Rothaus, we invite you to call Rothaus Plastic Surgery today and schedule your consultation.


You will experience mild to moderate swelling and bruising which can persist up to 1-2 weeks.  Depending on the amount of fat injected, most people can expect to go back to work in 5-7 days.

Plan Your Procedure

Recovery Time: 5-10 Days
Average Procedure Time: 30-60 Minutes
Procedure Recovery Location: