As you age there is loss of fat throughout the face, but fat may accumulate in the neck. The gaunt appearance of ageing around the eyes is due to the loss of facial fat. The surgery to redistribute fat in the face is a new procedure with variable results.
- Fat can be suctioned (harvested) from the neck, abdomen or any body sight with excess fat
- The most common sites for fat injection are around the eyes, cheeks, and lips.
- Fat injection requires multiple stages several months apart. Two to five or more stages may be required for large volume replacement.
The procedure can be done with local or general anesthesia.