Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(5): 356-361
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1265016
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Fat Harvesting Techniques for Facial Fat Transfer

Samuel M. Lam1 , Robert A. Glasgold2 , Mark J. Glasgold2
  • 1Willow Bend Wellness Center, Lam Facial Plastic Surgery Center & Hair Restoration Institute, Plano, Texas
  • 2Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey
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Publication Date:
17 September 2010 (online)


Fat grafting has become popular as a stand-alone technique or as part of a combined procedure for facial rejuvenation, as volume restoration has increasingly become recognized as an important component in overall facial aging. Many facial plastic surgeons who are experienced in operating only in the head and neck region are unaccustomed to working elsewhere in the body. Accordingly, this article sets out to detail the specific technique for safe and effective lipoharvesting for facial fat transfer. In addition, site-specific considerations for the lower abdomen, inner/anterior/outer thighs, triceps, inner knee, buttock, and lower back are also discussed.