What are common areas of the face where fat transfer is used?
There are many areas of the face that benefit from autologous fat transfer. The most common area of the face and the area that I feel benefits the most from autologous fat transfer is the cheeks and midface. Restoring fullness to the cheeks of an individual really makes a person look refreshed. I also use a great deal of fat transfer to the nasolabial folds. The fat will last a great deal of time there. One of the most fastidious areas but popular, none the less, is fat transfer to the lower eyelids. Unfortunately, when performed properly and flawlessly, the lower lids can benefit nicely from autologous fat transfer, however, the area with the most frequent and highest complication rate is the lower lids. I feel that dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are just as effective as fat transfer to the lower lids if blepharoplasty surgery is not planned without the risk of long term asymmetry and irregularity of the lower eyelid.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld