• Improves facial contours with natural looking results
  • Minimally-invasive treatment
  • Restores volume to the mid face and chin
  • Best Clinic Group UK and Trustpilot 5 star rating
  • Considerably less pain and no scarring

Face Fat Transfer

The Problem

As we get older our fat content in the face – particularly the mid-face and chin area – loses some volume, helping to draw the skin downwards.  This can make our cheeks look rather sunken and the whole face a little empty.

As we get older our fat content in the face – particularly the mid-face and chin area – loses some volume, helping to draw the skin downwards.  This can make our cheeks look rather sunken and the whole face a little empty.  A similar appearance is evident if one loses a significant amount of weight.  To regain the appearance of youth again one can volumise the mid-face by transplanting fat taken from different part of the body (typically the abdomen and thighs but we can utilise many other excess areas of body fat).  This can give you a healthier glow and restore and rejuvenate what added years have been taking away.

Fat Transfer is also an increasingly popular alternative to using fillers and implants for chin augmentation. Demand for chin implants have increased by 50% in the UK over the past 3 years.

The Problem

As we get older our fat content in the face – particularly the mid-face and chin area – loses some volume, helping to draw the skin downwards.  This can make our cheeks look rather sunken and the whole face a little empty.

Face Fat Transfer

We use an advanced, innovative technique of fat grafting to the face -“THE ORGANIC FACELIFT” – which utilises your own fat tissue to restore volume: an autologous procedure.

This process involves carefully taking some fat from any other donor site you wish, maintaining its viability, filtering it and injecting it into the areas that have lost volume.  The minimally invasive procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and takes approximately 1.5 hours.  You are able to go home immediately afterwards.

Mr Roberto Uccellini is our Fat Grafting specialist Doctor who use a novel technique of fat grafting to the face – The Organic Facelift, named so as it uses your very own organic fat tissue.

Face Fat Transfer Advantages

  • Fat Transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anaesthetic as opposed to general anaesthetic
  • It is a walk-in walk-out procedure, so no hospital stay is involved
  • Results are more natural-looking
  • Considerably less pain and no scarring
  • No lengthy time off work or away from daily activities

You will notice the results immediately – your face will look fuller, healthier, more youthful and healthier.


Although specialised techniques keep it to a minimum, occasionally some bruises develop in the face.  Depending on these, you could return to work or social activities within a few days.  There is also the option of using camouflage cream.  The harvest sites generally settle within a week or two. Compared to surgical facelifts, the downtime is significantly minimal. Depending on the area in which you opt to have Liposuction, you may be advised to undergo a course of Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, which your team will explain in relation to your individual case.


What does the treatment involve?

The VASER technique for liposuction is used to help harvest the fat cells. VASER liposuction differs greatly from surgical liposuction because it targets fat cells specifically, without damaging nerves and connective tissue in the donor area – minimising pain, bruising and swelling after the procedure as well as helping to speed up the recovery process. Once the fat cells have been harvested, they are filtered and injected into the required sites, with an immediate effect.

Does the procedure hurt?

As it is a relatively small amount of fat being transferred, compared to fat transfer to the breasts, the procedure is very unlikely to cause much discomfort. Some bruising may occur but developments in the technique have significantly reduced the amount of bruising involved.

How long does the procedure take?

It is a walk in walk out procedure. The full result can be achieved within a couple of hours, with the procedure itself taking around 90 minutes.

How soon will I see the results?

The results are instant but the full effect will be evident after the minimal swelling and bruising has gone. Expect the swelling and bruising to last 1-2 weeks.

How long will the results last?

Each patient reacts differently but our extensive experience as well as medical and industry experience has shown that results can last for many years. More information is available at a consultation.

Are there any complications associated with the procedure?

You will need to take extra care with your face to allow it to fully respond to the fat transfer. Avoiding intense exercise and anything too strenuous for your body is advised.

How much does Face Fat Transfer cost?

Prices for Facial Fat Transfer, including VASER Liposuction, start at £2,850.

A full consultation with one of our fat grafting surgeons is priced at £100.

Why You Should Choose The Private Clinic

We are the UK’s leading authority in minimally invasive fat removal and body reshaping procedures, and have some of the most experienced doctors in the industry working with us. Click here to find out more about the team.

  • There are no hidden costs
  • We afford all our patients the right care well before, during and long after every procedure
  • You will have a dedicated Patient Coordinator, who you can call as much as you need, throughout your Private Clinic journey
  • You will only be treated by industry-leading, highly experienced doctors and surgeons
  • Our Medical Team, including nurses and laser assistants, are all highly experienced and well trained.
  • Our aftercare promise – you can call, email and visit us to discuss how we tailor-make each procedure and offer ethical and professional aftercare for every patient
  • We are contactable 24/7, 365 days a year for patients
  • We are competitively priced for the expertise and professionalism we provide every patient

Is the procedure safe?

As it is using your own fat cells, which remain completely viable after the extraction, there is no risk of rejection or infection that is often associated with implants and invasive techniques.

What aftercare is required?

Every action is taken to minimise bruising and swelling but some may occur due to the effect of injecting into the skin, with some very small blood vessels affected.

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    “I would like to say an enormous “Thank You” to Dr Dennis Wolf at The Private Clinic for the brilliant work they did and the terrific results achieved with the Fat Grafting (Organic Facelift) they performed on me for facial rejuvenation! They are highly professional and highly skilled in their area of expertise with the added advantage of an eye for fine detail and proportion, which is vital in this field in order to achieve 100% success and client satisfaction. From my first visit with Dr Wolf, and then subsequent visits with him I felt very comfortable in the knowledge that I was with a highly skilled professional team. The great detail that everything is discussed in and the actual explaining of where the grafting will be done to regain areas where fat has been lost without exaggerating any aspect left me feeling very confidant that I had selected the very best possible team in this field. What is absolutely wonderful about this procedure too is the fact that unlike fillers the grafting is soft and allows the muscles and the face to move naturally so that you don’t have the typical mask appearance that one so often sees with fillers! It takes years off without leaving you with a “plastic unnatural look”! Dr Wolf is very quick to inform you and guide you should they feel that anything you request would not leave you with the best possible outcome! Thank you also to the nursing staff for the excellent care in theatre and post procedure, an excellent team!! Sincere thanks and best wishes.” *

    Rosetta, London

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