Fat Grafting for Men

Fat Grafting for Men Overview

Fat grafting, also known as lipoinjection or fat transfer is a procedure with much promise in the world of plastic and reconstructive surgery, it aims to harvest the patient’s own fat and reinjects it into the area where a deficiency exists.

Such common areas for a deficiency include/but are not limited to:

  • The sunken areas beneath the eyes
  • The nasolabial folds (the deep wrinkles on the sides of the mouth that are often referred to as “laugh lines”)
  • Forehead creases
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Aging hands

The ideal candidate for fat grafting surgery is:

  • Someone who has excess fat in an area that can be harvested
  • Someone who is physically healthy
  • A non-smoker
  • Someone with realistic expectation

One advantage is the ability to provide an element of permanent retention of approximately 35-50% of injected fat each session, with the average person requiring 3-4 sessions to obtain optimal results. Studies are now proving that the injected fat is providing localized tissue rejuvenation as well as increasing the volume which is something that dermal fillers cannot provide. Most dermal fillers are absorbed by the body within three to nine months, forcing the patient to maintain a regular injection schedule as well as consistently increasing costs.

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Final Thoughts

Fat grafting procedures are often done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or as an independent procedure such as full-face fat grafting or hand rejuvenation. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.


Fat grafting is the process of taking fat from one location of the body and placing it in an area of needed improvement, volume enhancement, or restoration such as for facial rejuvenation or butt and breast augmentation.

The fat for fat grafting can be taken from any area of the body with excess fat. Usually a small incision is made such as in the belly button, and the fat is then suctioned out through a small cannula that is moved back and forth into the area. The fat is then collected in a collection tube to either reuse or throw away.

It depends on the amount of fat that lives through the “take”. Not all the fat will take and stay in the area that is injected, the loss of fat is called fat resorption. However, the fat that does survive, will be permanent in most cases.

There are various factors that determine the survivability. From the harvest to injection, fat cells have potential to die. The fat must be harvested and injected properly and in a timely and delicate manner so that the fat is not damaged.