Fat Transfer (Micrografting)

Facial Fat Transfer

Facial fat micrografting (transfer) is an exciting new approach for restoring a youthful appearance. A youthful face is defined by its shape and fullness. Facial volume acts as a scaffold for the skin. As we age, the element of facial fullness is gradually lost. Losing this scaffold results in facial laxity and produces a sunken or deflated facial appearance. Facial fat micrografting recreates a natural, youthful and healthy appearance by restoring facial volume.

During the procedure your own fat is harvested, distilled, and the face is precisely sculpted to restore your youthful appearance. Dr. Steiger’s technique meticulously restores your facial tissues to a more youthful state. Facial fat grafting can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial cosmetic procedures.


To restore missing facial volume, creating a more youthful appearance.

The Procedure

Fat is hand harvested from the body under meticulous technique. The fat is then processed in order to distill it and maintain its viability so that longevity is ensured. The processed fat is then injected into the face in order to restore facial volume. Dr. Steiger’s technique for facial fat transfer does not require any incisions.


Sedation/twilight sleep is preferred, however some patients opt for a general anesthetic.

Length Of Time

Facial fat grafting takes approximately 1-2 hours to perform, depending upon the amount of fat necessary. It is performed in a state of the art, fully accredited outpatient surgical facility or at the hospital. Other procedures can be combined with a fat grafting, and may be recommended after a detailed consultation with Dr. Steiger.

After Procedure

Most patients go home comfortably on the same day and are cared for by their family and/or friends. Professional in-home nursing care is available upon request. Overnight suites with professional nursing care are also available. Our friendly staff will assist you in coordinating these services upon request.


Recovery time ranges between 1-2 weeks. Depending on your type of work, you may return as early as 1 week. Full, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 2 weeks after the procedure. Bruising and swelling may occur after surgery, which may be camouflaged with makeup. This generally resolves after 2 weeks. Most patients do not complain of pain after this procedure. We will prescribe analgesics to help alleviate any pain if necessary.

Dr. Jacob D Steiger MD is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. He practices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida treating patients from Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, as well as patients from all over the US and from around the world.