• October 23, 2023
  • Mr Hyder Ridha

Last updated on April 18, 2024

In the realm of non-surgical facial rejuvenation, facial fat transfer has gained remarkable popularity for its ability to enhance natural beauty without resorting to invasive procedures.

Fat transfer techniques, also known as fat grafting to the face, offer a safe and effective way to restore youthful contours and vibrancy to your appearance.

In this guide, we’ll delve into the nuances of facial fat transfer, exploring its benefits, process, cost in the UK, and what you can expect from this innovative rejuvenation method.

The Science Behind Facial Fat Transfer

Facial fat transfer, also referred to as facial fat injections, is a procedure whereby fat is removed from one part of the body (typically areas with excess fat, such as the thighs or abdomen) and injecting it into targeted areas of the face.

The aim is to restore lost volume, smoothen wrinkles, and create a more youthful appearance. This process not only enhances your facial contours but also rejuvenates the skin by stimulating collagen production.

The Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer

  1. Natural-Looking Results: The use of your body’s own fat ensures that the results are subtle and natural, avoiding the ‘overdone’ appearance often associated with other cosmetic procedures.
  2. Long-Lasting: The transferred fat integrates with your existing tissue and can provide long-lasting results, often outlasting other injectable treatments.
  3. Dual Benefits: In addition to rejuvenation, fat transfer offers the added advantage of body contouring in the area where fat is harvested.
  4. Reduced Risk of Allergic Reactions: Since your body recognises its own fat, the risk of allergic reactions or adverse responses is significantly minimised.
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Facial fat transfer is done by transferring fat from one part of the body to the face to improve facial appearance.

The Facial Fat Transfer Procedures

To transfer fat involves several key steps:

  1. Fat Extraction: Excess or unwanted fat cells are gently removed from a donor area using a minimally invasive technique.
  2. Purification: The harvested fat is carefully processed to separate impurities and excess fluids, leaving behind pure fat cells.
  3. Fat Injections: The purified fat is then strategically injected into areas of your face that require rejuvenation, such as cheeks, lips, or under-eye hollows.
  4. Sculpting and Contouring: The surgeon sculpts and contours the injected fat to ensure a harmonious and natural-looking result.
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Restore lost volume to your face caused by ageing with revolutionary facial fat transfer treatments.

Fat Transfer to Lips and Face: Addressing Specific Concerns

Fat Transfer to Lips: This procedure enhances lip volume, restores definition, and minimises fine lines around the mouth. It results in fuller, yet natural-looking lips that complement your overall facial aesthetics.

Fat Transfer to Face: Fat grafting to the face can effectively rejuvenate various areas, including the cheeks, temples, and nasolabial folds, improving overall facial balance and youthfulness.

Cost of Facial Fat Transfer in the UK

The cost of facial fat transfer can vary depending on factors such as the number of areas that require treatment and the volume to be transferred.

Generally, the cost ranges from several hundred to a few thousand pounds. It’s important to have a consultation with our expert surgeon to get an accurate estimate tailored to your specific needs.

Recovery and Results

After the procedure, some swelling and bruising are common, but these effects typically subside within a few weeks. As the transferred fat settles, you’ll begin to notice the gradual emergence of your enhanced facial features.

The results of facial fat transfer are long-lasting, with many patients enjoying their rejuvenated appearance for years to come.

Is Facial Fat Transfer Right for You?

Facial fat transfer offers a natural and safe way to rejuvenate your appearance, but it’s essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if it’s the right option for you. They can evaluate your unique concerns and goals, providing personalised recommendations based on your individual needs.

Choose HR Plastic Surgery

Choosing HR Plastic Surgery for your facial rejuvenation journey means choosing a team that blends expertise with personalised care. Our skilled surgeon Mr Hyder Ridha brings years of experience in facial fat transfer, ensuring your results are a seamless blend of science and artistry.

With a focus on your unique facial structure, we tailor each procedure to your needs, all within our state-of-the-art facilities. Join the ranks of our satisfied patients who have experienced natural, confidence-boosting transformations.

How to schedule a consultation

To book a consultation with Mr Ridha, please call us on 020 3907 6830, email us at info@hrplasticsurgery.com, or book online via our website.

Our locations

We are conveniently located in four hospitals throughout London and Hertfordshire.
Find us here:

One Hatfield Hospital – Hatfield Ave, Hatfield AL10 9UA
Pinehill Hospital – Benslow Ln, Hitchin SG4 9QZ

Spire Harpenden Hospital –
Ambrose Ln, Harpenden AL5 4BP

OSD Healthcare –
One Medical House, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 7YU


If you still have some questions, below you can find our most frequently asked questions:

Facial fat transfer also referred to as facial fat injections or fat grafting, is a minimally invasive procedure, that involves the extraction of fat from one area of your body (often the thighs, abdomen, or flanks) and carefully injecting it into areas of your face that require rejuvenation.

Facial fat transfer can be used to enhance various areas of the face, including the cheeks, lips, temples, and under-eye hollows. It’s a versatile procedure that can address multiple concerns simultaneously, providing a harmonious and youthful look.

The cost of fat transfer to the face can vary based on several factors, including the extent of the procedure and the specific areas being treated. It’s best to schedule a consultation with our expert doctor to receive an accurate estimate tailored to your unique needs.

While facial fat transfer offers long-lasting results, it’s important to note that some of the transferred fat may be reabsorbed by the body over time. However, our skilled doctors can strategically account for this during the procedure to ensure that this small degree of fat absorption is accounted for thereby ensuring the desired outcome.

Compared to surgical alternatives, facial fat transfer involves minimal downtime. Some swelling and bruising are common initially, but these effects usually subside within 7 to 10 days, allowing you to resume your normal activities relatively quickly.

For facial fat transfer surgery, typically a small amount of fat is harvested, often ranging from 10ml to 50ml, depending on the areas being treated and the desired outcome. However, this can vary based on individual needs and the surgeon’s approach.

This article is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a clinical assessment. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

Mr Hyder Ridha
About The Author

Mr Hyder Ridha

Mr Hyder Ridha is a highly skilled plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon. He specialises in aesthetic surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation as well as microsurgical reconstruction. He believes that aesthetic surgery should revitalise and result in a natural fresh appearance.

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