Unlocking natural beauty: your guide to fat grafting

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Dr. House specializes in fat grafting, an effective technique for facial rejuvenation. This procedure involves harvesting autologous fat, typically from the lower abdomen, flanks, inner, or outer thighs, and using it to restore youthful volume to the face.


Fat grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer, is a process where fat is removed from one part of the body and injected into another area needing volume enhancement. It's commonly used to add fullness to the cheeks, undereye, chin, and other facial areas, resulting in a more youthful and balanced appearance.

How iS FAT gRafting performed?


  • We start by gently removing fat from selected donor sites on your body. This is done using state-of-the-art liposuction techniques that ensure minimal discomfort and optimal fat cell viability.


  • The harvested fat undergoes a purification process using advanced systems like the Tulip fat grafting system. This step is crucial to cleanse the fat of impurities and prepare it for safe re-injection.


  • The purified fat is then carefully injected into targeted areas of your face. Our skilled practitioners use meticulous techniques to ensure a natural look, paying close attention to symmetry and facial balance.

Benefits of Fat Grafting and Nanofat

  • Natural Look and Feel: As it uses your own body's tissues, the results blend seamlessly with your natural facial contours.
  • Reduced Allergic Reactions: The use of autologous material minimizes the risk of allergic reactions and rejection.
  • Longevity: Fat grafting provides more lasting results compared to temporary solutions like synthetic fillers.
  • Versatile Applications: Suitable for a wide range of facial areas and concerns.
  • Enhanced Skin Quality: Particularly with Nanofat, patients can expect improvements in skin texture, elasticity, and overall radiance.

Fillers vs. Fat Grafting: Understanding Your Options

When considering facial rejuvenation, two popular choices are dermal fillers and fat grafting. Both have unique attributes and can be optimal for different needs and goals.

When deciding between fillers and fat grafting, consider the following:

  • Desired Outcome: Fillers are best for immediate, short-term results, while fat grafting offers a more permanent solution.
  • Recovery Time: If you prefer a non-surgical option with minimal downtime, fillers might be more suitable.
  • Natural Results: If you're looking for a natural and long-lasting solution, fat grafting might be the right choice. However, the amount of fat that survives after transfer can vary.
  • Overall Health: Fat grafting requires good overall health due to its surgical nature.
  • Age Factor: The effectiveness of fat grafting may diminish with age. Older patients often have a decreased fat quality and survival rate, potentially leading to less predictable results.

In conclusion, both fillers and fat grafting have their merits. Fillers offer a quick, non-surgical solution with immediate results, whereas fat grafting provides a more natural, long-lasting outcome. It’s important to consult with a qualified professional like Dr. House to determine which option aligns best with your aesthetic goals and lifestyle.

Nanofat: A Revolutionary Approach

Nanofat goes beyond traditional fat grafting. It involves a specialized morselization process that breaks down fat cells to create a highly concentrated solution of adipose-derived stem cells. This unique composition is particularly beneficial not for volume enhancement but for significantly improving skin quality. Nanofat is effective in diminishing wrinkles, scars, and treating conditions like radiodermatitis. It's also known for its regenerative properties, rejuvenating the skin at a cellular level and enhancing overall skin texture and tone.


The ideal candidates for fat grafting are those who have sufficient fat deposits in certain body areas and are in good health. It's important for patients to have realistic expectations and understand the nuances of the procedure. A thorough consultation with our experts will help determine your suitability for fat grafting or nanofat treatments.

Recovery and Aftercare

Post-procedure, you can expect a brief recovery period. While some swelling and bruising at the donor and injection sites are normal, these typically resolve within a few days. We provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and support to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.

Why should you choose Dr. House?

Dr. House offers a comprehensive expertise in fat grafting, combining a solid educational background with practical experience in aesthetic surgery. His training, under the tutelage of esteemed professionals in the field, has equipped him with specialized skills in facial rejuvenation through fat grafting.

Throughout his career, Dr. House has contributed to the scientific community with his research in fat transfer techniques. His findings, published in peer-reviewed journals, reflect a commitment to evidence-based practice and continuous learning in his field.

Dr. House's approach to patient care is rooted in professionalism and thoroughness. He ensures that each patient is well-informed about the procedure during their consultation and addresses their concerns with detailed attention.

Accessibility and patient support are key aspects of his practice. Dr. House provides his personal contact to patients, ensuring they have direct access for any post-operative questions or assistance.

Above all, Dr. House values the trust his patients place in him. His aim is to deliver natural-looking results that enhance facial aesthetics while maintaining the highest standards of safety and care. With Dr. House, patients can expect a professional, respectful, and supportive experience throughout their journey towards rejuvenation.

Choose Dr. House for a fat grafting experience that prioritizes your well-being and satisfaction, backed by professional expertise in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Interested in fat grafting at HouseMD Plastics? Schedule a consultation today to explore your options and start your journey towards a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance.

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About Dr. Adrian House
About Dr. Adrian House

Beverly Hills-Trained,
Bay Area-Raised

Dr. House is Board-Certified & Beverly Hills-trained Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.

He focuses exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face & neck.  

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