Injection of fat that is harvested from the body either to fill lines in the face, increase volume in any part of the body, or rejuvenate the hands.

Procedure Facts

Takes about 30 min and can be undertaken in the clinic under local anesthesia.

Side Effects

Mild to moderate swelling (or bruises) usually appears and lasts for 2 to 4 days.


Depending on many factors, usually 20 to 40% of the fat injected remains after one month. Thus, to obtain the desired final volume that is permanent, 2 to 4 injections are required.