Facial Fat Transfer


Facial volume loss is a natural part of the aging process that can give you a tired appearance. With a facial fat transfer, Dr. Gilpin can help you restore volume loss caused by aging or other factors, giving you a rejuvenated appearance. A facial fat transfer involves taking your natural fat cells from one area of the body and injecting it into specific parts of your facial skin, giving you a more natural alternative to fillers or implants.

Dr. Gilpin’s Approach to Facial Fat Transfer

Dr. Gilpin focuses on holistic facial rejuvenation, giving him the refined skills and experience needed for an effective, satisfying facial fat grafting procedure. The goal of the procedure is to achieve subtle rejuvenation with the use of your own natural fat cells.

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Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Facial Fat Transfer?

Ideal candidates for facial fat transfer in Nashville are those who are looking for minimally invasive yet long-lasting facial rejuvenation. Volume loss is a natural part of the aging process and can be sped up by sun exposure, smoking, and other factors. Fat injections can restore this volume loss for smoother, younger-looking skin.

Those who have undergone volume loss in the face after a dramatic weight loss also make for good candidates for facial fat transfer. The treatment can also benefit those who want to enhance naturally thin lips or poorly defined cheekbones. Facial fat transfer is an effective solution for those who are allergic to dermal filler formulas.

The most successful candidates will have excess fat in another area of the body like the abdomen or thighs that can be used for the transfer. People should be generally healthy and not have too much excess skin, which can affect how the transferred fat provides results.


  • Facial thinning
  • Age-related volume loss
  • Hollow cheeks, under eyes, or lips
  • Dark under-eye area


  • Long-term results
  • Additional body contouring
  • Minimal incisions
  • Smooth out wrinkles and folds
  • An overall rejuvenated appearance



Investing in your confidence is a big step, and your choice of facial plastic surgeon should reflect it. We offer a premier, luxury environment where you can focus on yourself.

With the help of our professional and knowledgeable team, you can begin your journey toward a more confident you. We’ll take every step to ensure you feel comfortable, pampered, and acknowledged. Begin your refined and cultivated experience here at Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics.

Understanding Your Procedure


The first part of your facial fat transfer will involve liposuction on another area of the body to obtain excess fat cells. Liposuction is performed using local anesthesia for your comfort. Tiny incisions are made over the decided donor area. A cannula device is then inserted to break up and remove the fat cells. Once enough fat cells are obtained, they will be processed and purified.

Fat Injection

The next step of the autologous fat grafting process is placing it in the face. The harvested fat cells will be carefully injected under the skin where volume loss has occurred until the desired volume is reached. Dr. Gilpin will make several small injections to ensure even distribution and natural-looking results throughout your treatment area.

Whey Is Recovery Like?

While the placement of fat to the face is minimally invasive, you will have some recovery to the donor site. This will involve several days of rest with some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort. This can be managed with the use of pain medication, and you may want to plan to take a few days off work. The injection sites in the face may also appear red and swollen for the first day or two but this will subside with time.


Every experience with Gilpin Facial Plastics + Aesthetics is better than the last. From the gorgeous location and caring team of skin care professionals, to the meticulous procedures, I always feel so well taken care of.

I cannot recommend Dr Gilpin highly enough. He is so extremely knowledgeable and considerate in making the patient comfortable with all decisions and during the procedure. The nurses go above and beyond to make one feel at ease all along the way. The staff is wonderful! The office is beautiful. My results are amazing! Most of all Dr Gilpin is a true kind and professional surgeon!

The team at GFP makes sure I feel secure and confident in my skincare choices and leave me feeling more youthful after every appointment. I wouldn’t trust anyone but Dr. Gilpin, Meredith, and their team to answer my questions and take care of my aesthetics needs.

How Long Will The Results Last?

The results of a facial fat transfer can be noticed right away for added volume. As swelling and redness continue to diminish, you can enjoy your final results for enhanced lips, smoothed wrinkles, or an overall more youthful appearance. While some fat cells will be reabsorbed by the body, the remaining, undamaged fat cells can provide long-lasting, and sometimes permanent results.

Facial Fat Transfer in Nashville

To learn more about facial fat transfer or to get started on your treatment in Nashville, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Gilpin. He’ll recommend the right procedure for your skin quality, age, and amount of volume loss, whether with fat grafting, dermal fillers, or another specialized procedure to help you restore lost volume and have a smoother complexion.

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