Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting is a natural approach to rejuvenation that can restore beauty and contour to your face. At Reflections at St. Luke’s, Medical Director and plastic surgeon Nicolas Villanustre, MD, will provide you with information to help you decide if this procedure is right for you.

Dr. Villanustre specializes in advanced surgical anti-aging techniques and treatments. “The main concerns that we hear from patients are about facial aging – loss of skin elasticity and loss of skin volume,” says Dr. Villanustre.

While many people would love to get rid of their fat, others find that fat is their best friend. In facial fat grafting, Dr. Villanustre uses your own body fat to help fill in wrinkles or to augment specific features.

Over time, facial fat becomes depleted, eventually leading to hollow cheeks and heavy jowls. Facial fat grafting can restore some of the volume and definition to your facial features in an effort to make you look years younger. This natural approach can also help plump up lips and reduce fine wrinkles.

If your face has lost volume due to aging, facial fat grafting may help. It can add some volume and definition to your temples, cheeks, jawline, and chin. This technique also can be used to help  with wrinkles and folds, depressed scars, and thin lips.

Treatment: During fat grafting, Dr. Villanustre removes excess fat from another part of your body, such as your thighs or abdomen. The fat is then purified and injected into areas that need more volume. While some fat is re-absorbed by the body, much of it will remain, allowing for lasting results.

Why Patients Count on Reflections at St. Luke’s


A full-service surgical facility with board certified, fellowship-trained surgeons in key areas of specialty, Reflections at St. Luke’s has a team dedicated to supporting you on your journey of renewal.

Our Medical Director, Nicolas Villanustre, MD, is passionate about learning your goals and developing a customized treatment plan that takes into account your bone structure, skin condition, health, and personal priorities.

Reflections at St. Luke’s offers today’s innovations in cosmetic and medical skin rejuvenation. It was designed as a luxurious, spa-like cocoon to exude warmth and tranquility, helping you feel relaxed and cared for — before, during and after your procedure.

To make an appointment with Dr. Villanustre to discuss chin surgery and other plastic surgery procedures, call Reflections at St. Luke’s: 727.210.8899.