An autologous fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure in which fat tissue is taken from one area of the body (such as the buttocks or hips) and implanted to the desired location, filling in wrinkles and facial volume loss. This procedure offers two important advantages. The first is that there is no possibility of an adverse reaction to the filler, as the tissue that is being transplanted is one’s own tissue. The second is that the results are far more long-lasting, because the body does not metabolize the tissue as a foreign substance.
- Effective treatment for facial volume loss
- Long lasting results
- No adverse reaction to the filler
- Short recovery time
Recovery time is typically quick and relatively painless. The procedure is very fast, taking less than 30 minutes in many cases. Swelling from the procedure recedes after about 48 hours.
Costs will vary widely depending on location, the clinic and the performing surgeon, and the individual circumstances of the procedure. Costs can vary from $1,000 to over $10,000. Consult with your surgeon about pricing and expectation prior to procedure.