Facial Fat Grafting

Facial micro fat grafting, or fat transfer, is a more permanent and reliable option than temporary fillers for those who are experiencing increased volume loss and are eager to restore a more youthful contour to their face. Performed using your own natural tissues, fat transfer can help to enhance or reshape certain features, lift and fill sunken cheeks and temples, and even reshape and tighten a sagging jawline. And because the procedure does not use any foreign or synthetic materials the results are longer-lasting and extremely natural-looking. .

What it Is

Facial micro fat grafting, or fat transfer, can be used to contour, shape, and plump sunken or deflated areas on the face and body. Dr. Born has perfected this technique and can perform the procedure alone or in conjunction with other procedures including a facelift and eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, and Brazilian butt lift.

Micro fat transfer can also be used to fill hollows around the eyes, temples, and cheeks, and to contour the jawline. Fat transfer surgery can be performed under local or general anesthetic depending on the patient and the areas which are to be treated. During the procedure, fat is taken from a donor site on the patient using a liposuction cannula (a thin, tube-like syringe) and is then prepared for re-injection into the desired site. With micro-fat injection, the surgical result last significantly longer than injectables which are comprised of synthetic material.

Is it For Me?

Micro fat grafting surgery has broad appeal—it can generally be performed on patients of all ages, including children—and a very high success rate. Patients who are concerned about hollowness in the cheeks, under the eyes, or around the temples, or who have depressions on the face due to injuries or hereditary conditions are all excellent candidates for fat grafting surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Born will perform a full physical assessment in order to gather the information he needs to develop a thorough treatment strategy, and discuss your personal goals and concerns. Dr. Born will then determine which surgical technique and approach should be used in order to guarantee the best outcome with the least amount of risk. The goal is to provide patients with the best results, the fastest recovery and the highest standard in post-operative care.

Dr. Born has been performing micro fat transfer surgery for the face and body since 1998, longer than any surgeon in Canada. His knowledge and expertise regarding fat transfer surgery make him one of the most sought after surgeons in the industry to perform the procedure.

What to Expect

It is important to remember that facial fat grafting surgery is not for everyone. Side effects can include swelling, bruising, numbness or tenderness in the treated area. Dr. Born will discuss all of the potential risks associated with eyelid surgery in detail during your private consultation. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of the doctor, both before and after your surgery. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if patients are indeed ideal candidates for surgery. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under general anesthetic, click here.