Fat Grafting (Face)

Fat grafting is the process of removing fat from one area of the body which may be in excess and then transferring it into another body location where it is needed or is useful.

Liposuction is used to harvest the fat. The fat is re-inserted using special needles or cannulas. I have been performing fat grafting procedures for over 14 years! I have a special meticulous protocol which I have refined over the years to assure my patients the highest rate of successful fat grafting. This involves gentle aspiration, gentle filtration, sterile handling, and rapid reinsertion.

I have done fat grafting for lower eyelids, cheek enhancement, jaw line, nasolabial folds, lip enhancement, breast enlargement, chest wall reconstruction, male breast reconstruction, partial female breast reconstruction, as final camouflage in breast cancer mastectomy reconstruction, in buttock lift, augmentation, enhancement, shaping, as secondary correction of scar defects and previous liposuction, and in hand rejuvenation.

Why do you do fat grafting in your face lifts?

Volume is an essential component to a youthful appearing face. As we age, particularly if we are trying to stay fit, the volume in our face diminishes leaving hollows and voids which accelerates aging. Taking fat from other areas, processing it, and re-injecting small amounts into key areas of the face (lid cheek junction, temples, nasolabial folds, lips, jawline, and marionette (puppet) lines, help tremendously in reversing the aged appearance. It is a permanent solution.

The applications are limitless, the outcomes can be magical!

We take pride in what patients say about us

I was hesitant to undergo cosmetic surgery, especially to my face.  I never liked the way many people look after procedures.  They look plastic and stretched, and no longer themselves.  Nevertheless, I was very unhappy with the bags under my eyes.  And in recent years, my upper eyelids had also become very droopy and heavy.  I found Dr. Spiro in New Jersey Top Doctors.  I did some research and liked what I read about him.  Not only was he a top-rated plastic surgeon, but also an artist.  I read about his philosophy on cosmetic surgery, and I liked what I read. Once I called for the appointment for a consultation, one of the first things the nurse asked me was if I smoked.  I admitted that I had just quit (for the hundredth time).  She told me that Dr. Spiro would not perform surgery unless the patient is “smoke free” for at least six weeks.  And, don’t try to get away with cheating because he will perform random nicotine tests.  That’s how strongly he is against it.  He said smoking can really affect a positive outcome.  I knew right away I was in good hands.  And wanting to have the surgery performed by this innovative, extremely talented and caring doctor only reinforced my desire to quit smoking. It is now five weeks after my upper/lower eyelid surgery, fat transposition and lateral cheek lift.  I am thrilled with the results.  My eyes are so big and open and the bags are GONE.  I look and feel great.  I had no pain at all.  Dr. Spiro has the nicest bedside manner.  He is gentle, sweet, attentive, caring. He explained everything in detail from beginning to end.  He always made me feel special and cared for.  His office staff, the nurses, everyone is professional, and caring. Besides having a new refreshed face, I am no longer a smoker. I thank you Dr. Spiro from the bottom of my heart.  You are an amazing surgeon and a beautiful caring person. 

I selected Dr. Spiro for his subtle artistry as much as his professional surgical technique. I wanted to look like me – but more refreshed. From my first appointment, where Dr. Spiro explained his approach exactly, I felt I was in good hands. His support staff is equally amazing making this a comfortable process through a bit longer than expected recovery (as is often the case in eyelid revision surgery). I have no doubt, however, that I am being well cared for at every step – and I can see that the results will be exactly what I wanted. Dr. Spiro was able to precisely revise an earlier eye surgery (30 years prior) that did not age well – a very difficult technique he performed skillfully. I highly recommend this practice.