Facial Fat Grafting

During the natural aging process, we tend to lose volume in our faces. This loss of volume contributes to a less youthful appearance. Volume replacement with your own fat can help counteract this process and restore a more youthful appearance. Facial fat grafting is a minimally invasive option for full facial rejuvenation.

When selecting a cosmetic surgeon to perform fat grafting in Calgary, it is extremely important you choose a surgeon who truly understands the anatomy of the face. Whether considering a surgical or a non-surgical procedure for your face, the key is to obtain a result that preserves your natural beauty. Rather than produce drastic change, Dr. Dawes will subtly enhance and refine your facial features.

Is Facial Fat Grafting for Me?

If you are concerned about any of the following, then you may be a candidate for facial fat grafting:

  • Deep horizontal lines in your forehead
  • Deep lines between your eyebrows
  • Wrinkles and lines around your eyes
  • Hollow and depressed areas around your eyes
  • Hollowing of the temples
  • Deep lines around your mouth and nose
  • Jowls
  • Poor Lip Definition
  • Small or deflated lips
  • A loss of cheek volume
  • A small chin

How Facial Fat Grafting is Performed

Facial fat grafting begins by gently harvesting fat from an area on the body such as the abdomen, hips, flanks, or thighs. The harvested fat is then centrifuged and only the finest fat cells and growth factors are used for facial fat grafting. Dr. Dawes uses extremely fine cannulas to inject the fat into the areas of concern, such as the temples, jawline, nasolabial folds, lips, and cheeks to help restore the youthful appearance that fades as our faces lose volume with age.

Recovery Expectations

You may experience a small amount of swelling and/or bruising for a few days to weeks. Many individuals go back to work within a few days after their facial fat grafting procedure.

All Face Procedures Offered


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“My role, in part, is to assist patients through the process of determining which surgical or non-surgical options would help them meet their aesthetic goals and realistic expectations”

Jeffrey C. Dawes MD, FRSC


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