Fat grafting is a three-part procedure consisting of fat removal, purification, and injection. Fortunately, this is generally an easy process that can be done in 1-3 hours on an outpatient basis.
The first phase involves removing fat via liposuction from other areas of the body, what we refer to as “donor sites.” The areas we generally remove fat from are the stomach, inner thighs, and lower back (or what some refer to as “love handles”), because these areas typically contain the most excess fat. Fat can be removed from other areas of the body as long as it contains enough excess fat for harvesting.
After the fat is “harvested” from the liposuction, it goes through a purification process that removes tissues, fluids and impurities. The fat is then injected back into the parts of your face where you desire more fullness, whether that is your lips, cheeks, forehead, or chin.