Rediscover Youth, Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting

Discover the natural and enduring solution to facial aging with Facial Fat Grafting in New Jersey at Glasgold Group. Unlike other injectables that may cause adverse effects, this method uses your own fat cells, ensuring a lower risk of complications. You’ll not only restore facial volume but also enjoy the dual benefits of fat removal from other body parts, making it an increasingly popular and cost-effective choice.

Natural and Long-Lasting

Harvested from your own body, the fat offers a natural feel and appearance and typically lasts longer than synthetic fillers.

Low Risk of Rejection

Since the graft involves your own fat cells, the risk of adverse reactions or complications is significantly reduced.


Fewer sessions are required compared to standard dermal fillers, offering a cost-effective alternative for long-term facial rejuvenation.

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Restoring Youthful Facial Contours

Facial rejuvenation doesn’t always have to involve surgery to achieve an individual’s goals. The loss of volume in the face can produce a sunken, drawn appearance, contributing significantly to the appearance of aging, and “mini-facelifts” do not address this issue the way facial fat grafting can. Fat grafting is essentially taking fat from different parts of your body, like your abs, hips, or buttocks, and injecting it into the sections on your face that give off a hollowed-out appearance or other areas of the face with problems. We perform facial fat grafting treatments in Princeton, New Jersey, for patients looking to address facial volume loss.

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I saw Dr. Robert Glasgold for a blepharoplasty and fat transfer on June 1st. I was not happy with the way I looked, so I came to his office through a referral. After talking to a couple of doctors, it was Dr. Glasgold’s website that I really liked. I also liked his personality and the work I saw on his website. So far, I’m thrilled with my results. I look much younger and fresher, but only one day of discomfort. The whole procedure was absolutely worth it. Without hesitation, I will recommend Dr. Glasgold’s office to others.


Mark, I wanted to let you know how much better I like my face now after the fat transfer and cheek lift. I appreciate you going the extra mile for me and the integrity with which you run your practice. Thanks a million!

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What Is Facial Fat Grafting?

Facial fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that uses the patient’s fat, harvested from the abdomen, hips, or buttocks, and transfers it to problem areas in a patient’s face. Because the injected fat does not move or shift as it becomes incorporated as living tissue, it is extremely long-lasting, if not permanent. This outpatient procedure usually requires only local anesthetic or IV sedation, and there are no dressings or drains.

Used in tandem with a facelift or eyelid surgery, for example, this fat transfer helps add volume to the areas around the eyes, cheeks, and mouth, providing not only a younger, refreshed look but also ensuring your facelift results last longer.

This facial fat grafting procedure allows us to sculpt and restore the face to its natural beauty.

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Facial Fat Transfer Before and After Photos

* Each patient is unique, and individual results may vary.

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Preparing for a Facial Fat Transfer

Patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the results of their procedure. Dr. Robert Glasgold or Dr. Mark Glasgold will spend time discussing these expectations with you at your consultation so you are clear about what can be achieved.

No blood-thinning medications should be taken within two weeks of the surgery as these can increase hand and face swelling and may make bruising more visible.

During an initial facial fat transfer consultation, our doctors will provide an overview of what to expect during and after your injections, including how to care for the target area of skin post-treatment.

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How Facial Fat Grafting Is Performed

First, Dr. Robert Glasgold or Dr. Mark Glasgold will harvest your natural fat from locations such as the abdomen, hips, or buttocks. Once harvested, this fat will be processed and purified before injection into the face to restore volume lost over time due to aging or disease.

We perform facial fat grafting in New Jersey in our office setting using a local anesthetic or IV sedation. Because fat cells are living tissue, there is no need for sutures to close the incisions.

The procedure takes 1-3 hours, depending on the number of areas treated and how much fat is needed to achieve the desired results. Dr. Robert Glasgold or Dr. Mark Glasgold will discuss these details and recovery with you at your consultation.

The facial fat grafting procedure, all in all, takes around two to three hours to complete, depending on the severity of a patient’s case and how many areas are to be treated.

Facial Fat Transfer: What to Expect After / Recovery

Downtime is relatively easy and wouldn’t require much time off from work, though our doctors recommend a week to let some of the side effects post-treatment wear off.

We recommend our patients avoid any sort of strenuous or physical activity that may knock the injected sites off balance, such as gym visits and exercise. There may be some redness or swelling as a side-effect, as with any injectable treatment, but this occurrence is temporary and can be covered up with light makeup for appearance purposes.

Risks or Side Effects of Facial Fat Transfer

Overall, our patients have reported minimal to no side effects afterward. The most common side effect is temporary bruising, but this is not considered a serious risk since it wears off within days.

Nothing specific has been noted as a direct risk from fat injections; however, receiving treatments such as BOTOX or dermal fillers alongside them may increase the chances of having adverse allergic reactions if they remain on one’s skin for long periods. If you are concerned about the risks, talk to your doctor before undergoing any treatment.

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Facial Fat Grafting vs. Fillers

Before facial fat grafting was first introduced, fillers were the only “fat” option. Now that another method was created to help patients achieve a refreshed look, we have noticed an increase in the number of inquiries regarding which procedure is better for them.

We want to let our readers know that there is no definite answer when it comes to choosing one over the other; both come with their pros and cons, but each has its strengths depending on the individual case.

Since facial fat grafting has been around longer than filler injections, more studies have taken place concerning this topic. The results show that fat injections tend to last longer since they are natural, which is why they may be a better choice for those who are trying to achieve more of a permanent result. Fat injections also have a smaller chance of rejection than any other type of injection since these cells are the patient’s own-induced fat cells rather than being artificially grown or injected into the skin.

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Why Choose the Glasgold Group?

We treat various patients from Princeton and surrounding areas for facial fat grafting, amongst other non-surgical procedures. The New Jersey plastic surgeons at Glasgold Group are internationally renowned experts in facial fat transfer procedures. Dr. Mark Glasgold and Dr. Robert Glasgold authored a medical textbook on fat transfer and often instruct peers on the procedure. The Glasgold Group’s expertise in facial fat transfer reflects our unique approach to evaluating and correcting the signs of aging. At Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience, and patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they consistently produce.

By choosing the Glasgold Group in Princeton, New Jersey, for your procedure, you can expect results of the highest caliber and the knowledge that your safety and satisfaction are top priorities.

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Experience the Glasgold Difference

For over 50 years, the Glasgold Group has been a beacon of excellence in the field of aesthetics, standing out for its unparalleled legacy and commitment to innovation. Founded in the 1960s by Dr. Alvin Glasgold and continued by Dr. Robert Glasgold and Dr. Mark Glasgold, the practice has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of plastic surgery. This rich history ensures that patients receive a level of experience and expertise that is unmatched in the industry.

When choosing Dr. Mark Glasgold and Dr. Robert Glasgold for facial fat transfer, you're selecting two surgeons with an extensive history of excellence in plastic surgery. Performing only one surgery a day, they prioritize thoroughness and precision, never rushing or compromising any aspect of your procedure. With utmost compassion and care, they educate their patients so they understand all options and feel completely confident in their choices.

What sets the Glasgold Group apart is our approach to patient care, which goes beyond the procedure itself. Each patient is treated with compassion and understanding, with their questions, emotions, and apprehensions at the forefront. Our commitment to helping patients feel completely secure throughout the entire process ensures complete harmony between patient and surgeon. The Glasgold team prioritizes a positive experience along with exceptional results.

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Facial Fat Transfer FAQ

How long do facial fat transfer results last?

How much does facial fat grafting cost in New Jersey?

How much fat is needed for facial grafting?

How long does swelling from facial fat grafting last?

What facial fat grafting office is near me?

How long do facial fat transfer results last?

Facial fat grafts can last from 18-24 months. Because it is a treatment plan of multiple sessions, it is difficult to say how many times you would need to have it done for your desired results.

How much does facial fat grafting cost in New Jersey?

This is a difficult question to answer and one that varies between individuals. Because of this, we recommend our prospective patients schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our surgeons so you can explain their goals and receive a final quote.

How much fat is needed for facial grafting?

The amount of fat needed for facial grafting is not as big of a concern as some may think. The fat we have in our bodies is constantly being replaced, so the intake of food and water generally dictates how much fat can be used for any procedure like this.

How long does swelling from facial fat grafting last?

Swelling is normal, and it should go down by itself over time. However, if you notice that your swelling becomes worse after the first three days, contact us right away to avoid any complications.

What facial fat grafting office is near me?

If you live near Princeton, NJ, The Glasgold Group offers facial fat grafting among its services and is conveniently located at 4390 US-1 #100, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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