Structural Fat Grafting

Structural Fat Grafting

Structural Fat Grafting in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit

Restore Natural Facial Volume


Structural fat grafting, also known as fat transfer injections, is a technique that involves removing fat from the body and transferring it to the face to enhance volume. This treatment produces natural and permanent results.

With structural fat grafting, patients can rejuvenate the face with natural volume. By reversing volume loss in the face, patients can enjoy reduced lines and wrinkles and a more youthful appearance. Plus, patients can simultaneously enhance another area of the body by removing stubborn fat in areas like the buttocks, thighs or abdomen.


The Procedure



What Structural Fat Grafting Treats

  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Any facial volume loss
  • Under the eyes, the cheeks and more

Procedure time

Up to two hours

Recovery time 

Approximately one week, with minimal downtime required. Some bruising and swelling can be expected.


Results will be visible immediately and will continue to improve in the months following treatment. Driven by natural and long-lasting fat cells, your results will be permanent.

Is a Fat Transfer Painful?

The structural fat grafting procedure is performed with varying anesthetic techniques, eliminating any discomfort during the treatment process. You may experience some discomfort during your immediate recovery, but these symptoms can be easily managed with pain medications and the appropriate recovery protocol.

How Long Does a Fat Transfer Last?

It’s important to note that in the months following a fat transfer, some of the transferred fat will be reabsorbed by the body. This is accounted for during treatment by injecting extra fat into the desired areas. Approximately six months after treatment, the transferred fat should have fully settled, representing your final results. At this point, you can expect your results to be permanent. However, keep in mind that the face will still age and natural volume loss will continue to develop gradually.

Am I A Good Candidate for Structural Fat Grafting?

If you’re looking for a natural alternative to dermal fillers, structural fat grafting treatments may be right for you. Ideal candidates for structural fat grafting are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results. The best way to find out if structural fat grafting treatments are right for you is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Charles Boyd. During your consultation, you can discuss your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best possible results. If you’re located in or around Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, contact us today to get started!