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Fat grafting to the cheeks

Fat grafting to the cheeks is used to repair defects of adipose tissue in the face, produced by aging or pathologies that affect this tissue such as AIDS, trauma inyeciones or steroids aimed at correcting other defects.

This technique corrects the facial volumes highlighting certain facial areas (point of incidence of light) such as the cheeks or lips and mandibular border and harmonizing depressed areas in the center of the cheeks.
It is recommended for patients who have lost fat in certain areas of the face, or constitutionally show lack of development thereof. It is also advisable in patients who present facial asymmetries.

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What is fat grafting to the cheeks?

Fat grafting is a technique used in plastic surgery for decades, with proven results and success. Its use is necessary to refill defects and subcutaneous tissue irregularities. The Dr. Sydney Coleman has developed his own technique for improving cosmetic defects mainly in the cheeks. It corrects the reduction of fat tissue that occurs with ageing and highlights certain areas of ​​the face (points of incidence of light) such as the cheekbones or the border of the mandibular and lips.

Who Needs It?

Patients who have lost due to aging fat padding in certain areas of the face, or show a lack of constitutional development of the same. It is also recommend to use this technique in those with facial asymmetries.


It can be performed under local anesthesia, or for the patients comfort to support this with a sedation administered by an anesthesiologist.


The fat is extracted from the donor site, usually using the periumbilical abdominal region. Then the material obtained is centrifuged to separate the useful fatty tissue, the serum used for the anesthesia and oily material that is reabsorbed inevitably not contributing to the result. After this step the fat is ready to be injected into the desired area. The procedure was performed in small quantities and at different depths. Its aim is that the particles of grafted fat tissues remain encircled in the recipient zone, it will be of this way, in which it gets the nutrients needed to maintain its vitality.

Duration of intervention

About an hour.


The donor zone will recover with after a small swelling that lasts a few days. area treated swells fairly during the first 48 hours, so it is advisable to apply cold locally and orally anti-inflammatories.

What risk is there?

  • Infection: Any surgical procedure may be affected by contamination and infection of germs. We recommend prophylaxis antibiotics.
  • The bruising (bruises) and inflammation maybe to a greater or lesser extent it is a logical consequence and could not consider to be a complication.
  • Asymmetries: It is rare, but like all plastic surgery procedures may require retouching for a correction

Frequent questions on Fat grafting on the cheeks.

Is the fat absorbed?
The reabsorption is discreet of a percentage of the injected material But if the technique is properly carried out. Dr. Coleman recommended not to overcorrect (not placing over the amount needed), as could be that the absorption is minimum.