Fat Transfer and Microliposuction

Fat Transfer for Facial Lift and Volume

Fat can be removed painlessly from one part of your body using local anesthesia and injected into other areas. Fat can be used for a mini-facelift with very little down time. Enough fat is usually removed for several treatments which can be given at 1-2 month intervals.

The results from these treatments can last from months to years. The length of time the fat lasts is dependent on the individual person. If the fat doesn't last another filling substance can be substituted. Generally fat lasts forever in the cheek hollows and over the cheek bones which are areas of non-movement.

Benefits of a Fat Transfer

  • Uses own body material
  • Often lasts for years
  • Large amounts of fat are usually available
  • No possibility of allergy
  • Natural, more youthful appearance
  • Fat transfer combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic in Westchester provides great results without surgery for the upper face
  • Can be used for wrinkles, folds, cheekbones, hollows under eyes, chin enhancements, and aging hands
  • Gives mini-facelift

Target Areas for Fat Transfers

Cheekbones can be made more prominent and the chin area can be enhanced. It's easy to do a fat transfer to make the hands look less bony and vascular. A plumper, smoother look makes your hands appear much younger. If undergoing the liposuction procedure, some of the removed fat can be reinjected during surgery and some frozen for future use. Microliposuction can be combined with fat transfer, and typically produces excellent aesthetic results.

Areas that can be treated include:

  • Sunken cheeks
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette (puppet) lines below lips
  • Lines between the eyes
  • Aging hands
  • Acne scars
  • Defects after trauma or surgery
  • Congenital defects. 


The use of extremely tiny cannulas to remove fat from the face including the chin, nasolabial folds, cheeks, and jowls is called microliposuction. Often the fat is transferred to other areas of the face that need it and/or liposuction of the neck. Microlopsuction can also repair post-operative liposuction defects. Microliposuction to get rid of jowls or fat around the mouth with fat transfer provides great overall facial contouring.

Fat transfer can also be done at the same time as microliposuction of the neck and jowls, giving an overall rejuvenation.

Getting Started

Women and men from Westchester County visit dermatologic cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rhoda Narins for wrinkle treatments, liposuction, and laser skin treatments. Call (914) 684-1000 (White Plains) to schedule an appointment and learn more.