What are fat injections?


Fat injections or fat transfer is a technique in which fat is suctioned from one part of the body (e.g., hips, abdomen) and transferred to areas of the face to provide for increased fullness and a more youthful appearance. This technique may be used to minimize the dark shadows that result from sunken areas under eyelids in individuals that are not candidates for traditional blepharoplasty. Fat injections may need to be repeated, as a portion of the injected fat may be reabsorbed, and not survive as a graft. As this technique uses the individual’s own tissue, skin testing is not necessary.