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What is Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial fat transfer is a procedure that collects fatty tissue from an area of the body and uses it to restore volume in the face. As we age, the facial fat pads that give us a youthful look tend to sag and fall downward. This can result in a more aged and worn-out look, contributing to lines, folds, and areas of hollowness. Facial fat transfer is a comprehensive solution that can be easily combined with other facial plastic surgery options.

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center?

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, our board-certified plastic surgeon can help you achieve great results with facial fat transfer. With deep aesthetic experience, Dr. Rostami can help you look like your best self with a personalized facial fat transfer procedure, ensuring a safe and effective surgery.

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Am I A Good Candidate for Facial Fat Transfer?

You may benefit from facial fat transfer if you have areas of hollowness or sagging in your face, such as the cheeks, jowls, undereyes, and more. Additionally, if you’ve tried dermal fillers in the past and want more permanent results, facial fat transfer is a great option. Dr. Rostami will review your medical history in depth to ensure facial fat transfer is the best option.

Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer

Although dermal fillers are growing in popularity, many patients want a more permanent solution. Facial fat transfer results are effectively permanent with proper aftercare since it uses your own fatty tissue. Many patients also appreciate the added body contouring that comes with facial fat transfer.

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

The Facial Fat Transfer Procedure

Facial fat transfer begins by performing liposuction on an area of the body like the stomach, hips, upper arms, or thighs. Liposuction is typically performed under local anesthesia or sedation, depending on the specifics of your procedure. Once enough fat has been collected, it will be prepared and purified to ensure the best chances of survival for the fat cells. The fat is then injected into the face in areas where you want more volume. Afterward, you can return home to recover.

Facial Fat Transfer Results

Facial fat transfer can produce immediate results, but it will take one to two weeks to fully recover and for swelling to begin subsiding. Dr. Rostami will provide detailed aftercare instructions on how to eat, sleep, and keep the area clean. You may feel some initial stiffness in the implants, but they’ll soften over time to function just like natural lip tissue.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about lip implants, contact our office today and schedule a consultation. We conveniently serve the greater Washington, D.C. areas of McLean, Arlington, Falls Church, and Odrick’s Corner.

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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