Facial fat grafting

As a part of this surgical procedure, adipose tissue is taken from various parts of the body and is transplanted into problem areas of the face.

Adipose tissue transplant surgery helps to improve facial contours, reduces facial wrinkling, forms more expressive facial features, corrects ageing-caused changes, improves skin condition and could help to correct facial asymmetry resulting from injuries, illnesses or operations in the past.

Procedures performed by

Jonas Drąsutis MD/PhD


Most often, the surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. With the help of a special fat suction cannula, adipose tissue is removed from donor areas of the body (including abdomen, waist, thighs and others). Following special preparation, adipose tissue can be transplanted into different facial areas (including cheeks, lips, smile lines, temples and other facial areas).


Adipose tissue contains many regenerative cells, so following this surgery the quality of facial tissue and skin improves dramatically. Patient’s activities must remain limited for about 2-3 weeks, because during this period major tissue swelling and bruising are observed. Final results become visible after approximately 3 months.


It has become apparent that regardless the part of the body, not all adipose tissue adheres well in its new location. Transplanted tissue survival rate can vary greatly with each individual patient depending on their general health, bad habits and dietary choices. Scientific literature states that on average it reaches 50-70%. To achieve the desired result, you may need to perform an additional fat grafting surgery.

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