Fat transfer is a natural, nonallergenic injectable treatment available from our New York practice. The procedure, which is also known as autologous fat transplantation, involves relocating fat from one area of your body to another. This technique may be utilized in facial contouring, particularly adding fullness in the cheek area. It provides natural looking, long lasting results without the use of synthetic fillers.

Fat transfer, also called autologous fat transplantation, is a natural way to restore volume in ones face. This procedure is best for patients who have lost a lot of volume and need a fair amount of filling. It is a safe, non-allergenic way to recontour the face and add definition for a long lasting result. The fat is suctioned (using the tumescent liposuction technique) and harvested from the thighs or abdomen. Results can last for three years and is a cost effective way to treat major volume loss. This procedure takes place in our on-site surgical suite and performed under local anesthetic.



Fat transfer may be used in many areas of the body including:

  • Marionette Lines
  • Laugh Lines
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Under Eye Treatment such as dark circles
  • Cheek Enhancement
  • Many other areas

Benefits of fat transfer

Why choose fat transfer treatment?

  • Facial augmentation may last as long as 3 years using this method
  • Economical option for face or body recontouring
  • No risk of allergies

Before & After

About the Procedure

This technique makes use of excess body fat in areas such as the outer thighs. The procedure is performed in three steps.

  • First, a small needle, or a procedure such as liposuction, is used to remove the necessary amount of fat.
  • Next, the fat is filtered and purified in preparation for placement.
  • In the final step, the processed and prepared fat cells are injected at the treatment site.

Most people are potential candidates for fat transfer treatment, because there is no risk of allergy or intolerance. Fat transfer may be performed in conjunction with liposuction or other cosmetic treatments. It is especially popular among patients who wish to decrease fat in one area of the body, while enhancing contours in another area.

Liposuction often renders more fat than is needed for the current procedure. In this case, processed fat cells can be cryopreserved (frozen) for use in future treatments.

Call us at (212) 517-7900 to schedule a consultation and find out if fat transfer is the right choice for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is autologous fat transplant?

The procedure involves relocating fat from one area of your body to another.

What areas of the body can be treated?

The technique may be used in facial contouring, adding fullness in areas such as the cheek area, marionette lines, laugh lines, under eyes, and hand rejuvenation. When combining the treatment with liposuction, fat transfer can also contour areas such as butt and breast for a natural look.

How long do these results last? When will I start to see improvement?

Results will last up to three years. Results take place immediately.

How is the procedure done? Where it is performed?

First Dr. Ostad will insert a needle, or a microcannula, which is used to remove your unwanted fat. Next, we filter and purify the fat to prepare for placement. Finally, the prepared fat cells are injected into the treatment site.

This procedure takes place in our on-site AAAASF surgical facility, performed under local anesthetic.

Dr. Ariel Ostad has seen patients for this service from all over the tri-state area, including Manhattan, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Harlem, Astoria, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and more. If you are interested in any of the services offered at the Office of Dr. Ariel Ostad, please contact us for more information.

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