Fat Transfer

For the active lifestyle of the typical San Francisco Bay Area patient, a fat transfer can provide an alternative to more invasive 'full facelift'. In past decade it has been recognized that loss of facial volume is a key element of the aging process. Part of this volume loss is due to loss of fat. (Research by Dr. Most has shown the importance of the midface fat in facial expression and possible changes in the malar/cheek fat pad with age).

The result of this is the realization that restoration of volume is beneficial and indeed necessary in some patients. The areas of volume loss include many areas of the face, such as the cheek, areas around the mouth, lower lids, etc.

The restoration of a youthful, natural look is the goal.

The Procedure

Typically, a small amount of fat is harvested from one of several possible sites (for example, the lower abdomen or thigh). The fat is purified and then injected into the face to replace lost volume. The procedure can be done under 'twilight' anesthesia or completely asleep. Dr. Most can help you decide which type of anesthesia would work best for you.

Patients may expect 7-10 days of swelling in the injected areas with some mild bruising.

Why should I choose Dr. Most?

As a double-certified Facial Plastic and Head & Neck Surgeon, Dr. Most is uniquely qualified in surgery of the face. Dr. Most has many years experience and has served as Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at two of the top medical centers in the United States. He is now Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. A leader in the field, he has received national awards for his work. He performs hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures each year. His patient comments reflect his personal philosophy for excellence. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® for 2007-2016.

I am interested! What is the next step?

If you are interested in this procedure, Dr. Most will personally evaluate you to determine if it is right for you. Please contact our Care Coordinator, Amy Mladineo, at (650) 736-3223 to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Most. We look forward to seeing you!

About Dr. Most

Dr. Sam Most is a highly trained specialist in plastic surgery of the head and neck. His training has included:

  • facial cosmetic surgery
  • complex reconstruction after head & neck cancer resection, and
  • craniofacial trauma reconstruction

His specialization in plastic surgery of the head and neck allows him to concentrate on delivering the most up-to-date techniques to his patients.

Schedule a Consultation

(650) 736-FACE (3223)