To enhance facial contours, fat recycled from the patient’s hip or stomach area serves well for injections. Essentially the procedure involves a form of liposuction, known as Syringe Tumescent Liposuction, to harvest fat from other areas of the patient’s body. The fat is purified before being transferred to the face, where it can highlight lips, cheekbones and the jawline.
Although collagen has been used for facial contouring, it is more expensive than recyclable body fat. Plastic surgeons have found that re-injection of body fat restores a youthful appearance to the face.