Facial Fat Grafting London (Fat Transfer to the Face)

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Restore volume, without the need for fillers

As you age, youthful facial suppleness, contours, and volume become depleted due to age-related fat loss and skin ageing. The mid-face is a common problem area as facial volume loss here leads to a marked groove under the eyes, flattened cheeks and the appearance of folds between the nose and mouth.  For many years, patients have favoured facial fat transfers as it allows them to defy the signs of ageing without resorting to implants or temporary dermal fillers. Using fat harvested from other areas of your body with excess weight, facial fat grafting leaves you with more youthful, rounded cheek contours as well as a subtle lift to the lower face.

What is facial fat grafting?

Facial fat grafting, also known as a fat transfer, is a cosmetic procedure that involves harvesting a patient’s own fat from one part of their body and injecting it into the mid-face area of the face to enhance volume and rejuvenate appearance. 

The process typically consists of three steps: harvesting, purification and injection. Initially, excess fat is obtained through liposuction from donor sites like the abdomen or thighs. The extracted fat then undergoes purification to remove impurities and is then meticulously injected into the mid-face area to restore lost volume.

This technique not only addresses volume loss but also promotes improved skin texture by encouraging collagen production. Facial fat grafting offers a natural and long-lasting alternative to synthetic fillers, providing patients with a personalised and rejuvenated facial aesthetic. 

What are the benefits of facial fat grafting?

Facial fat grafting often presents more favourable benefits to facial fillers:

Enhanced volume: Restores lost volume, providing immediate and noticeable improvements in facial contour and fullness.

Non-invasive procedure: Facial fat grafting offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods, minimising downtime and recovery.

Natural-looking results: The use of the patient’s own fat ensures natural-looking outcomes that harmonise with their facial features and proportions.

Stimulates collagen production: The transferred fat stimulates collagen production, contributing to improved skin texture and elasticity over time.

Customisable results: The procedure allows for precise contouring and customisation, addressing individual concerns and achieving personalised aesthetic goals.

Long-lasting effects: While not entirely permanent, the results of facial fat grafting are often long-lasting, providing enduring benefits compared to some other interventions.

Dual benefits: The liposuction component of fat harvesting offers contouring in areas with excess fat.

Why choose Karidis Clinic for your fat transfer to face surgery?

When you choose to undergo a fat transfer at Karidis, you choose excellence and a personalised approach. In fact, the benefits speak for themselves:

✔ Boost your self-confidence: enjoy a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance

✔ VIP care: we look after you with five-star consultancy and aftercare 

✔ A bespoke service: we understand that everyone has different aesthetic goals

✔ Peace of mind: your surgeon is the best in their field 

Combine treatments: access to our whole team for your convenience 

Quick Reference


45 mins to 1 hour


1 week

Anaesthesia used

General anaesthesia

Hospital Stay

Day case but can stay overnight if preferred


6 weeks

Final Result

2 - 3 months

Pre admission tests

Blood tests, MRSA, +/- ECG


Facial volume loss due to ageing


2 - 4 weeks

What our clients say about us

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Mr Alex Karidis at the Karidis Clinic

Mr Karidis is one of London’s most in-demand cosmetic surgeons and it is important for us to be able to offer you the option of another trusted surgeon, capable of producing the naturally beautiful results that are the hallmark of the Karidis Clinic.

Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe at the Karidis Clinic

With over 25 years’ cosmetic surgery experience, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe has worked with our medical director Mr Karidis for many years and is the only other cosmetic surgeon Mr Karidis would trust his patients to.

What to expect from your procedure

Some key information for what to expect in the lead up to, and during your procedure can be found below. We ensure our patients have all the support they need but if you do have further questions these will be addressed at your initial consultation.

How much does facial fat grafting cost?

Facial fat grafting is a personalised procedure that involves removing fat from specific areas. As a result, the cost may vary for each patient and their desired outcome. Further details on the cost of this procedure will be addressed during your consultation.

FAQS FOR fat transfer to the face


Chin liposuction


Our chin, neck and jawline liposuction helps to remove fat from those stubborn areas and you can combine it with facelift and neck lift surgery for optimum results.

Deep plane facelift London

Neck and lower facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure performed to improve the most visible signs of the ageing process, by eliminating excess fat, tightening the muscles beneath the skin of your face and neck, and removing any sagging skin.

Facelift consultation

Cheek Lift and Mid Face Lift

The midface area covers the cheek area below your eyelids, just next to your nose and your nose-to-mouth lines.

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