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I am looking into having facial fat transfer.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 06 December 2011


I am looking into having facial fat transfer.

I'd appreciate it if you could let me know the following:

  • What vacuum pressure is used?
  • Where is the fat taken from?
  • Is the fat enriched with stem cells?
  • Estimate cost for the procedure?


I am afraid I do not carry out stem cell enhanced fat transfer, at least for the time being.

The donor site depends on your preference and fatty tissue availability. Most frequently the lower abdomen is used.

Whilst vacuum pressure during harvesting has been portrayed as being relevant, it doesn't seem to hold true in all the studies. It is possible to harvest it at the medium negative pressure if it represents a specific requirement for you.

In my practice, facial fat transfer is classified as a small intervention if it is primarily targeting one area (instance malar region) or intermediate if it targets multiple areas.

For guidance regarding prices for the more common aesthetic surgery procedures or combinations of procedures, please visit my website at www.allaboutcosmeticsurgery.co.uk

For procedures not listed there, kindly contact my practice either by telephone at 0207 486 7757 or by email at contact@aesthetic-plastic-surgery.co.uk and my team will be delighted to assist you.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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