Fat Transfer

Our culture spends so much time and energy trying to eliminate fat, that it’s easy to forget that not all fat is bad. The presence of facial fat is actually what gives the face its youthful contours. When we look at a person’s face, we can generally perceive the age of that individual based on their overall facial shape. A child, regardless of how thin they are, tends to possess a roundness of the face. This roundness is attributed to an abundance of baby fat that typically stays until one’s late twenties.

After this time, the facial volume begins to deflate as the aging process sets in and fat starts to diminish. Fat loss is typically most prominent around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. This depletion of fat can give the face a gaunt look. Other structural changes attributed to fat loss include:

  • Flattening of the midface
  • Thinning of the lips
  • Deepening of nasolabial folds and frown lines
  • Hallowed-out, sunken appearance around the eyes



Our Austin fat transfer treatments (also known as autologous fat injections), restore this lost volume using the patient’s fat as a natural filler. In this treatment, fat is harvested from one area of the body, such as the thighs, stomach(tummy tuck), or buttocks, and then reinjected into areas that have lost fullness. Common areas for fat transfer include the corners of the mouth, cheeks, lips, temple, and upper and lower eyelids.

Fat injections are often used for hand rejuvenation as well. Like the face, hands are constantly exposed and vulnerable to environmental elements that can accelerate the aging process. Fat transfer can restore voluminous contour to hands that have taken on a bony, emaciated appearance over time.



Our Austin plastic surgeons are dedicated to providing the most advanced cosmetic surgery procedures in a safe and caring environment, and with this comes a list of potential benefits for every single patient. When we talk about the subject of body fat, many patients first thought is only to remove it. In truth, body fat serves an important purpose and can solve other problems with its usage. It stores excess calories until needed and releases hormones that control our metabolism. With a Fat Transfer, the benefits can be amazing to help achieve the overall goal of a more refined appearance by removing, and reusing.

Here are seven benefits of having a fat transfer that you may not know about:

  • Remove fat from areas you don’t want it
  • Filling in wrinkles
  • Increasing definition in areas you’d like to be more defined
  • Improving the skin
  • Some percentage considered permanent
  • Less risk of an allergic reaction
  • Two problems fixed at once

Who are the Best Candidates for FAT TRANSFER?

Individuals who want to expand or fill specific parts of their body are likely to be very interested in our Fat Transfer at Personique. As one of Austin’s leading Fat Transfer practices, we’ve had the pleasure of seeing firsthand how well this treatment works on our patients. Candidates most commonly look for filling fat transfer surgery on the face, lips, hands, and depressions caused by liposuction. Patients with asymmetric or small breasts or other irregularities due to birth defects or past reconstruction can also benefit from Personique’s Fat Transfer. Our Austin-certified plastic surgeons take the fat out of one area and put it into another, patients can improve their overall physique through fat grafting alone.

To be a good candidate for fat transfer, prospective patients should meet a few instances of criteria. Patients should be in good health before undergoing the procedure. There must be sufficient fat present, and treatment goals must be realistic for the individual’s physique, this can all be discussed with a scheduled consultation with our team. Our wealth of expertise is here to guide you in all the right directions if you find yourself a candidate for a Fat Transfer.


Much like many of our procedures, the first step to getting a Fat Transfer in Austin, TX is realistic expectations about what the procedure can and can’t do for your appearance. The process does not require any needs in advance, though we recommend a consultation and patients to be in good health. After an initial appointment to discuss your procedure, we ask you to avoid certain medications, such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, which can increase bleeding.

Once we have determined the right steps forward, the first step of the actual procedure is the removal of fat tissue via a procedure known as liposuction. Both the area from which the fat is taken and the treatment site are anesthetized with our leading aesthetic practices in Austin anesthetic. Entry points are made to insert a narrow tube called a cannula ( a thin tube that doctors insert into a person’s body cavity) directly into fat pockets. We are here to answer questions and provide you with our expert guidance if you have any questions or concerns before your appointment.



Our Austin Fat Transfer procedures are done on an outpatient basis, with local anesthesia and sedation.

After consultation, the procedure will be scheduled for a Fat Graft that will take place on the day of your appointment. Fat will be grafted from areas of your body that have an adequate amount of fat to donate, which is usually from the abdomen, hips, buttocks, or thighs (to be discussed on the patient’s specific needs). Once the fat has been removed via a small suction technique or liposuction, the fat will then be treated and purified to prepare for transferring the fat to your desired treatment locations.

The prepared fat will be placed into a needle and injected into your determined targeted treatment areas. This portion of the treatment strongly resembles our Personique dermal filler treatment, with the exception of even more comfort methods. Usually, the fat placement happens on the same day as your fat grafting, this can all be discussed initially on what works best for the type of procedure and patient.


Our board-certified Austin plastic surgeons have perfected the unique blend of art and science that is the cornerstone of creating a subtle, smooth process with even smoother recovery for all our patients. The recovery time for Fat Transfer treatment is much shorter than other cosmetic procedures, and closely resembles the recovery timeline of non-invasive cosmetic treatments. The most important portion of your recovery time will be the first week after your treatment, a schedule should be clear to obtain the most rest and time off work or responsibilities. During this time, you will need to follow a series of post-treatment instructions, such as:

  • Avoid strenuous movement
  • Do not be exposed to excessive heat or sweating
  • Directions on how to care for treatment sites
  • Instructions on the best way to sleep
  • Advice on activity


The cost of a fat transfer in Austin, Texas, will vary on several factors, such as which anesthesia and techniques are used, but for a better understanding of the price of your procedure, it will be discussed during your consultation. During your appointment, we’ll be able to answer questions and provide you with our expert recommendations on what works best for you.

Why Choose Personique?

Personique was recently named one of the Best Plastic Surgery Practices in Austin by Certified Plastic Surgeons. There is a reason we are a common name in Austin for cosmetic surgery, as Personique has become a trusted name among those who expect beautiful, natural-looking results. Our attention to detail is led by Austins’ most dedicated and devoted plastic surgeon team, providing advanced procedures with state-of-the-art equipment in a safe and caring environment. With more than 50,000 satisfied patients in Austin treated, Personique has become a trusted name among those looking for the pinnacle of professionalism within cosmetic surgery. We can’t wait to start the conversation about your Personique Fat Transfer appointment.



If you’re interested in getting fat transfer in Austin, to restore volume to areas in your face and body that are lacking, please contact us today. We look forward to walking you through the process and answering all of your questions.

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