If you’re seeking a safe, natural, and long-lasting solution to restore youthfulness and/or enhance your facial features, Face Fat Transfer is the answer. Our experienced team of board-certified plastic surgeons specializes in this innovative procedure, harnessing the art and science of facial aesthetics to achieve stunning, natural-looking, and personalized results.

Face Fat Transfer – Newport Beach, CA
Face Fat Transfer – Newport Beach, CA
Face Fat Transfer – Newport Beach, CA
Face Fat Transfer – Newport Beach, CA
Face Fat Transfer – Newport Beach, CA
Face Fat Transfer – Newport Beach, CA

What is Face Fat Transfer?

Face Fat Transfer is a groundbreaking cosmetic procedure that exemplifies the synergy between artistry and science in plastic surgery. Also known as fat grafting or fat injection, this technique offers a natural and effective way to restore lost facial volume, enhance contours, and achieve a more youthful appearance. Unlike synthetic fillers, which have a limited duration, Facial Fat Transfer utilizes your own adipose tissue to create enduring results that seamlessly integrate with your own facial soft tissues.

The procedure begins with a gentle liposuction technique, where we carefully extract excess fat from areas of your body, such as the abdomen or thighs. The harvested fat is then purified to isolate the healthiest and most viable cells before being meticulously injected into specific areas of your face that require rejuvenation. This approach allows us to tailor the treatment precisely to your needs, resulting in a revitalized, natural, and long-lasting outcome.

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What Areas of the Face Are Commonly Treated with Fat Grafting?

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Face Fat Grafting is a highly versatile procedure, offering a comprehensive solution to address various facial concerns. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive expertise in enhancing the following facial regions:

  • Cheeks: By restoring volume to the cheeks, we can create youthful contours and a more lifted appearance, softening the effects of age-related volume loss.
  • Under Eyes/Tear Troughs: Hollows and dark circles under the eyes can be visibly improved, making you look more refreshed and well-rested.
  • Lips: Whether you desire subtle enhancement or more noticeable volume, Fat Transfer can beautifully augment the lips for a natural and attractive pout.
  • Temples: Volume loss in the temples can cause a sunken appearance, which can be rejuvenated through Fat Grafting, leading to a more harmonious facial balance.
  • Nasolabial Folds: Deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth can be softened, reducing the appearance of aging and creating a smoother complexion.
  • Jawline: Enhancing the jawline can improve facial symmetry and definition, accentuating your natural beauty.
  • Marionette Lines: The lines that extend from the corners of the mouth to the chin can be softened, imparting a more youthful and relaxed look.

What Results Can You Expect from a Face Fat Transfer Procedure?

Facial Fat Transfer yields remarkable results that are both natural and long-lasting. By using your body’s own tissue, this procedure offers numerous benefits and can address multiple concerns:

  • Enhanced Volume: Fat Transfer restores volume to sunken areas, helping you achieve a more youthful and vibrant appearance.
  • Improved Skin Quality: In addition to adding volume, the transplanted fat can enhance skin quality and texture, contributing to a smoother and more radiant complexion.
  • Long-Lasting: Since Facial Fat Grafting utilizes your body’s own tissue, the results are typically long-lasting, reducing the need for frequent touch-ups compared to temporary fillers.
  • Safe and Natural: The procedure is safe, as it uses your own fat cells, minimizing the risk of allergic reactions or adverse effects.
  • Age-Defying Effects: By addressing the signs of aging, such as volume loss and facial sagging, Facial Fat Transfer can help turn back the clock and restore a more youthful appearance.

At The Aesthetic Centers, our talented team of plastic surgeons combines their refined surgical skills with an artistic eye to deliver beautiful and natural-looking results. We take pride in our commitment to patient care and provide ongoing support throughout your journey to rejuvenation. Schedule a consultation today to explore how Facial Fat Transfer can help you achieve your cosmetic goals and rediscover your confidence. Our team is excited to guide you through a transformative experience that enhances your unique beauty.

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Why Choose Dr. Lee L. Q. Pu for your Face Fat Grafting Procedure

Face Fat Transfer – Newport Beach, CA

Prof. Dr. Lee L. Q. Pu MD, PhD, FICS, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon renowned globally for his expertise and innovative techniques. With over 20 years of experience and 18,500+ successful procedures, his outstanding safety record speaks for itself.

As an esteemed Emeritus Professor of Plastic Surgery of the University of California – Davis, he has made significant contributions to the field of Facial Fat Grafting and his publications in fat grafting are widely recognized. He edited one major textbook in fat grafting and three special issues of Clinics in Plastic Surgery on fat grafting. In addition, he has published over 200 scientific publications in numerous peer-reviewed journals and 110 book chapters to demonstrate his innovative plastic surgery techniques including fat grafting.

Dr. Pu holds distinctions from the most prestigious plastic surgery societies in the country, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and more. He is a founding board member of the International Society of Regenerative Plastic Surgeons, an international plastic surgery society focusing on advances in fat grafting and regenerative surgery.

Dr. Pu’s dedication to patient care ensures personalized and compassionate treatment, and he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese for effective communication if such service is needed. Entrust your facial rejuvenation to Dr. Pu’s exceptional skills and experience, and achieve natural, beautiful results. Schedule a consultation now and discover the transformative power of Facial Fat Transfer.

Dr. Pu is an extremely skilled surgeon who has an impeccable eye. He also has a wonderful bedside manner and takes the time to explain your procedure and answer all of your questions. I had a great experience with him and his office staff is also extremely professional and helpful.


How Does Prof. Dr. Lee Pu Do a Facial Fat Transfer?

Dr. Lee Pu’s technique uses fat from the body to enhance facial appearance. This approach has several advantages, making it a cost-effective, natural, and permanent alternative to synthetic fillers. While fat grafting initially had limitations, recent advancements and Dr. Pu’s techniques have transformed it into a great option for rejuvenating and contouring the face.

Choosing the Right Donor Sites

Certain areas with surplus fat, such as the abdomen and thighs, are selected as donor sites. These regions are rich in fat cells enhancing the survival rate of the transferred fat.

Fat Harvesting

Using a gentle approach, fat is extracted using a syringe, often through small incisions. The harvested fat is mixed with a special solution for easier handling and processing.

Anesthesia for harvest of fat grafts can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with or without intravenous sedation.

The tumescent solution used for donor site analgesia or hemostasis should contain the lowest concentration of lidocaine possible because its high concentration may have detrimental effect on the adipocyte function and viability.

Fat Graft Processing

A crucial step involves processing the harvested fat. Dr. Lee Pu prefers centrifugation, a technique that concentrates viable fat cells and essential growth factors. This increases the chances of the fat grafts surviving and thriving in their new location.

Preparing The Recipient Site

Unlike other areas of the body, the face typically does not require pre-expansion. Local anesthesia is used along with vasoconstrictors to minimize swelling and complications, ensuring a safe and successful procedure.


The key to achieving satisfying results lies in evenly distributing the fat grafts within the recipient site. This promotes graft survival by allowing contact with surrounding tissues, promoting absorption of essential nutrients and fluids and formation of new blood vessels over time.


After the procedure, patients can expect some swelling, which is a normal part of the recovery process. Overcorrection is avoided to prevent complications. Dr. Lee Pu’s technique prioritizes balanced outcomes and natural-looking results.

How Do You Recover from Facial Fat Transfer Surgery?

At The Aesthetic Centers, we prioritize your safety, comfort, and successful recovery. Our comprehensive post-operative care ensures that you experience a smooth healing process, allowing you to enjoy your results fully. Here’s what you can expect during recovery:

  • Minimal Downtime: Facial Fat Transfer is a minimally invasive procedure with almost no skin incisions, and many patients can resume light daily activities within a few days.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Some swelling and bruising are normal after the procedure, but they typically subside over the following weeks.
  • Pain Management: Discomfort is generally mild and can be managed effectively with prescribed pain medications, although many patients find over-the-counter pain relievers sufficient.
  • Avoiding Pressure: To ensure the best results, gentle care should be taken to avoid applying any pressure to the treated areas during the initial healing phase.
  • Following Post-Op Instructions: Our dedicated team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions regarding the treated areas and fat graft donor sites, and skincare recommendations, to optimize healing and achieve the best possible outcome.