Fat Grafting

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Introduction to Fat Grafting

Discover the transformative power of Fat Grafting, a technique pioneered nearly a century ago but truly embraced by the Plastic Surgery Society only in the past few decades. Unlike traditional methods, Fat Grafting offers a unique advantage—utilizing the patient’s own tissue, eliminating the risk of rejection, and allowing for tailored sculpting of desired areas. In the skilled hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, remarkable results are not just anticipated but expected, provided the patient possesses sufficient healthy fat reserves. 

Our approach emphasizes open communication and collaboration between patient and surgeon, encouraging individuals to share their vision and aspirations, ensuring that the result reflects a rejuvenated and enhanced version of themselves rather than an imitation of someone else.

Located in Arcadia, CA 13 miles north of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, Dr. Arthur Yu provides facial fat grafting for patients from his boutique plastic surgery office.  If you think Fat Grafting is a procedure that can work for you, keep reading and contact us today.

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What is Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting in Los Angeles and Pasadena (also known as fat transfer or fat injection) is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing fat from one part of the body and injecting it into another area to enhance volume, shape, or contour. This technique utilizes the patient’s own fat tissue, typically harvested from areas like the abdomen, thighs, or arms through liposuction. Once collected, the fat is processed and purified before being meticulously injected into areas requiring augmentation, such as the face, breasts, or buttocks. 

Fat grafting offers a natural and long-lasting solution for adding volume and restoring youthful contours, making it a popular choice for patients seeking subtle yet significant enhancements.

Areas we can treat

Explore the wide possibilities of Fat Grafting across various areas of the body, where targeted injections can rejuvenate, sculpt, and enhance your natural contours.

Breast Augmentation Fat Grafting 

Breast Augmentation using Fat Grafting, also known as natural breast augmentation, is an extremely popular procedure that utilizes our patient’s own fat to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. Unlike traditional breast augmentation with implants, Fat Grafting offers a more natural alternative without the use of synthetic materials. During the procedure, fat is harvested from donor areas of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, using liposuction techniques. The harvested fat is then purified and injected strategically into the breasts to achieve the desired volume and contour. 

This technique not only provides natural-looking results but also allows for more precise customization to address asymmetry or shape irregularities. With breast augmentation Fat Grafting, patients can enjoy enhanced breasts with minimal scarring and a shorter recovery period compared to traditional implants.

For more information on Breast Augmentation Fat Grafting, please refer to its dedicated page HERE. [LINK]

Brow Ridges

Brow ridges are augmented with coarse fat, but the periphery is finished with fine fat for a good feathering effect. This, in conjunction with temple Fat Grafting, helps to create a much-desired “Double Ogee” structure on the face, when looked at a 45-degree angle.

Chin Fat Grafting

The chin could be augmented all around, better than any chin implant, except for severe chin deficiency cases, in which a chin implant may be added. Along with the chin, the lower lip could also be enhanced with fine Fat Grafting.


Coarse/thick fat is used for the deeper loose connective tissue layer, while fine fat is for the subcutaneous and the muscle layer. The mid-forehead depression is filled up to just enough, and so is the outer/lateral portion where depression is often seen. Mid-forehead bossing with a flat brow ridge structure, fashioned by many plastic surgeons in Korea, Japan, and China is a taboo in Dr. Yu’s practice. The bossing (prominent, round, and protruding forehead) not only makes a person look like a new species but also destroys the harmonious coordination of all the surrounding structures, including the eyes, nose, brows, and forehead.

“Funnel Chest” Fat Grafting

If you think your chest has a “funnel” deformity and is embarrassing, you could have Fat Grafting done to get help improve the appearance.

Hand Fat Grafting

When people age, the skin becomes thin, and the underlying tissue disappears. At times, the hands could easily be 20 years older than a person’s face. Luckily, Fat Grafting could easily solve the problem.

Lip Fat Grafting

If the upper lip is thin, with a gummy smile appearance, Fat Grafting into the upper lips, canine fossa, and medial cheek regions not only improves the lip aesthetics but also effectively relieves the gummy smile. Again, the combination of variously sized fat helps to further increase the survival rate of the fat. Hence, the final result is better.

Nasolabial Fold

The nasolabial fold is grafted with both fine and coarse fat. There is no need to worry about overfilling this area, since not much fat can survive in this highly mobile region. However, it is necessary not to address the lower portion of this fold, to avoid forcing the lateral aspect of the upper lip down.

Nose Fat Grafting

Nose Fat Grafting can be employed to correct minor defects of the nose, such as the radix region or a minor saddle-back nose. Sometimes it could also be utilized to correct the columella show (veiling) when it is mild. Nose Fat Grafting plays a heavy role in Dr. Yu’s hands because he utilizes Fat Grafting to sculpt the nose, brow, and forehead structures to provide his patients with the looks that only “Cover Girls” could enjoy in the past. 

Alloderm is also becoming more and more popular in nose jobs, especially for minor defect corrections, because it is readily available, and the absorption is minimal.

“O” Leg (Bowleggedness) Fat Grafting

Our doctor has done quite a few Fat Grafting to correct “O” legs, helping patients avoid the more involved and much dreaded orthopedic surgeries.

Tear Trough

Tear trough defects are safely sculpted with fine and nano fat. 


Temples are usually full when young. With aging, the temporal fat pad is atrophic, and so is the temporalis muscle. Consequently, Fat Grafting/sculpturing here is to make sure that fat is grafted not only in the superficial subcutaneous layer and the layer below the superficial temporal facial but also into the deeper muscle structures. For more severe hollowness, at least three entry points are made, utilizing crisscross patterns for a 3-D structured Fat Grafting, to obtain a satisfying result.


What are the benefits of Fat Grafting?

As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Los Angeles County, Dr. Yu has seen the benefits of fat grafting in his patients firsthand. Below, we’ve provided some of the top advantages patients can look forward to after getting the surgery.

  • Natural-looking results
  • Dual benefits
  • Minimal scarring
  • Long-lasting results
  • Customized enhancement
  • Reduced risk of rejection or complications

Who are the best candidates for the Fat Grafting?

The best candidates for the Fat Grafting procedure in Los Angeles or Pasadena areas typically exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Adequate fat reserves
  • Good overall health
  • Stable body weight
  • Realistic expectations
  • Non-smokers
  • Commitment to recovery
  • Desire for natural enhancement
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Fat Grafting First Step

What’s The First Step?

The first step in your Fat Transfer treatment in our Arcadia office with Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yu. During this initial appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have. 

Dr. Yu will take the time to listen to your needs and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to achieve the results you desire. Whether you’re considering surgical procedures or non-invasive treatments, our team is here to provide expert guidance and support every step of the way. Schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards a more confident and vibrant you!

What to Expect on the Day of Fat Grafting Surgery

On the day of your Fat Grafting surgery with Dr. Yu, you can expect personalized care and attention from our dedicated team. The Fat Transfer typically takes place in our state-of-the-art facility, where you’ll be made comfortable and relaxed.

Once you’re ready, your procedure will begin by harvesting excess fat from donor areas of your body, such as the abdomen or thighs, using advanced liposuction techniques. The harvested fat is then carefully processed and purified to prepare it for injection into the desired treatment areas.

Throughout the procedure, your surgeon will utilize their expertise and precision to sculpt and contour your target areas, ensuring natural-looking and long-lasting results. The entire process is conducted with the utmost attention to detail and patient safety.

After the surgery is complete, you’ll be given post-operative instructions to follow, including information on managing any discomfort and caring for the treated areas. Our team will be available to answer any questions you may have during your recovery period, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience from start to finish.

With Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, you can trust that you’re in skilled hands, dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with care and precision. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a more confident and rejuvenated you.

Fat Grafting Recovery

Immediately after your  Fat Grafting procedure in Los Angeles, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which are typical and expected. We will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to help manage any discomfort and promote proper healing. It’s important to rest and avoid strenuous activities during the initial recovery period, allowing your body time to heal. 

Additionally, wearing compression garments as recommended by Dr. Yu can help minimize swelling and support the treated areas. Throughout your recovery journey, our team will be available to address any concerns and ensure that you are well-supported every step of the way. Your comfort and satisfaction are our priorities, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible care during your Fat Grafting recovery.

Fat Grafting Cost

How much does Fat Grafting cost in Arcadia, CA?

The cost of Fat Grafting in California can vary depending on several factors, including the specific areas being treated, the extent of the procedure, and any additional services or techniques utilized. 

To receive an accurate cost estimate tailored to your individual needs and goals, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Yu. During this appointment, Dr. Yu will evaluate your concerns, discuss your treatment options, and provide you with detailed pricing information. 

Our goal is to ensure transparency and provide you with comprehensive care that aligns with your budget and aesthetic aspirations.


Why Choose Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa?

There is no shortage of options in California, but the decision to go with us is as easy as avoiding the 101 in rush hour. Choosing Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa for your aesthetic needs offers a blend of expertise, innovation, and personalized care that sets us apart. Dr. Arthur Yu is affiliated with prestigious organizations including the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Serving Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the surrounding Arcadia areas, our state-of-the-art facility offers a comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including Fat Grafting and more. Dr. Yu combines surgical precision with an artistic eye to achieve natural-looking outcomes tailored to each patient’s unique goals. Moreover, our commitment to patient-centered care ensures that you receive individualized attention and support throughout your aesthetic journey.

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