Plump Your Facial Contours

We all lose facial fat without exception. However, the fat tissue in our face is one of the primary elements of a youthful, vibrant complexion, and the loss of volume can make us look more tired and aged than we may actually feel inside. At MG Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, we can use your tissue to restore the lost volume and revitalize your face.

Why Choose Facial Fat Injections?

  • Rejuvenates the face for a more youthful contour
  • Safe and minimally invasive
  • Long-lasting results with no required upkeep
  • Completely natural – uses fat from your very own body

Meet Your Doctor

Cosmetic procedures require great precision and expertise to rejuvenate the face and produce a natural-looking outcome that aligns with the individual’s unique anatomy. Dr. Manuel Gigena has over two decades in the medical field, delivering quality care in a comforting environment. You can trust that he will keep your best interest in mind as he enhances your facial structure and help you feel relaxed throughout the process.

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How Does It Work?

Fat transfer is typically performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation – general anesthesia may be used if preferred. Using liposuction, Dr. Gigena will first remove fat from an area of the body with a higher volume, such as the lower abdomen, hips, buttocks, or thighs. The harvested fat tissue is decanted and processed through a centrifuge. Then, small amounts of this prepared fat are injected directly into the face until the desired aesthetic is achieved.

Fatty tissue contains stem cells, which have the ability to repair damaged skin and promote the health and survival of the transplanted fat. Not only does the injected fat rehydrate the face by adding volume and supple contouring, but it also harnesses the rejuvenating power of the stem cells, which restores a youthful complexion and reverses the effects of aging on the facial skin. With a skilled, artistic surgeon like Dr. Gigena, your face will naturally look years younger.

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Most Commonly Treated Areas


Over time, the temples subtly begin to hollow as the fat volume naturally decreases in the area. Injecting fat into the site can restore a youthful contour.


As the brows lose volume, the bones can seem more prominent. Fat grafting can lift the brow without the need for surgical intervention.


Hollowing cheeks can make a face look gaunt. Facial fat transfer can add life back into those cheeks, so they regain the supple appearance of youth.

Eye Area

Volume loss in the upper and lower eyes can cause dark circles that make a face look more fatigued. Fat injections can make the eyes look more rested.

Am I a Candidate?

If you look in the mirror and notice that your face has lost its youthful volume in certain areas, such as your lips, cheeks, forehead, temples, or around the eyes, you may be a good candidate for facial fat transfer. The ideal candidate is in good health and has realistic expectations about the outcome.

Facial Fat Grafting Recovery

Mild to moderate discomfort may be experienced and can be managed with oral pain medication prescribed by your doctor. Swelling and bruising are common and can be reduced by using gentle cold compresses for the first couple of days and sleeping with your head elevated.

These post-procedure symptoms typically dissipate within the first couple of weeks, and your final results will be visible. Although a small amount of transferred fat may not survive, the majority will be integrated into the body, forming its own blood supply that will be permanent.

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Regain Your Youthful Complexion

Facial fat transfer is an outstanding option if you are looking for long-term, lasting results. Your body has what it needs, and with the expert finessing of an accomplished plastic surgeon, you can fill the hollowed facial features using your own tissue. Fat grafting can help you regain the supple complexion of your youth, so you walk through the world radiating confidence.

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