Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer in Korea
Restoring the youthful skin and natural contours of your face

What is a Fat Transfer Surgery?

Fat transfer, a representative surgery of anti-aging

People experience sagging skin, fine wrinkles resulting from the repetitive use of facial muscles, and weight loss from their face with age.

Many young people with a flat face look vacant and older than their actual age. The anti-aging procedure aims to grafting fat into wrinkles, hollows, and a flat face, we create a bright and youthful appearance. Fat transfer surgery offered by JW Beauty Clinic Korea is also known as fat grafting or fat injection. It will immediately make you look young by injecting your own fat into an area where it needs volume. The common areas for fat transfer are forehead, temples, nasolabial lines, front cheeks and chin.

It can not only improve fine wrinkles around your face, but also give you a gentle and brighter image. Unlike fillers, fat transfer can treat larger areas and once the fat is grafted properly it lasts permanently.

  • Surgery Duration30 mins - 1 hour
  • HospitalizationNot required
  • # of Postoperative visits1 - 2 times
  • SedationSedation or local anesthesia
  • Removal of Stitches1 - 2 weeks
  • Recovery PeriodReturn to normal life 1 - 2 weeks after the operation
Autologous fat transfer is recommended for:
  • Those whose cheeks consist of sunken or indented skin under the cheekbones that causes one’s face to appear more distinctive and older than their actual age.
  • Those whose smile folds are so noticeable that they cause one’s face to appear older than their actual age.
  • Those who have concerns about his/her flat forehead, short chin, and flat cheeks.
  • Those who want to receive fat transfer from around their temples, nose, lips and backs of their hands.

JW’s Special Fat Transfer

#1 | 3-Dimensional Facial Fat Sculpture Technique

JW’s 3-dimensional facial fat sculpture technique is a surgery that revitalizes your facial contours by creating facial balance and harmony through transforming facial tissues to achieve the most ideal shape.


Remove excessively distinctive or sagging fat

Autologous Fat Transfer

Fill volume around the sunken or indented areas on your body

After the operation, certain areas of your face will not be so distinctive that the overall facial shape becomes smaller and leaves you with a soft and polished image.

Fat transferred to fill volume without balancing whole face that causes too big face with strange swelling. We can remove and re-position fat inside face while fat transfer so it improves facial 3-dimension and helps to achieve smaller face.

#2 | Harvest Jet 2 Fat Transfer Technique

Harvest Jet 2 Fat Transfer is a super strong water jet, and it harvests each fat granule in the same fashion as one can imagine taking off a berry stalk from a bunch of grapes. In this way, the harvested fat has almost no damages and can be transferred immediately to other parts of body. Thus ensuring that the graft survival rate is high.

Harvest Jet 2 Fat Transfer has been growing in popularity among patients of late, as it increases the graft survival rate when fat transfer is applied to the overall face. This technique is usually used for the breasts and buttocks where large amounts of fat are needed.

Procedure of Autologous Fat Transfer

Step 1

The operation takes approximately 1 hour and is performed using local anesthesia with sedation.

Step 2

Harvesting only clean fat from the areas of your abdomen or thighs, and separating fat for transfer.

Step 3

Inject your desired amount of fat into subcutaneous skin, muscle or facial plane of your desired area, using a tiny needle, alongside invisible creases.

Step 4

Stitch the injected areas, if necessary.

Face aging appears as a combination of the sagging of the skin, fine wrinkles by repetitive muscle use and sunken areas of the face due to facial volume changes. Even for young people, a flat profile makes the person appear older than his actual age. These wrinkles and sunken areas can be reduced and recovered by autologous fat transfer on your face. When volumes on the desired area are filled, you can have a younger, more vivid and distinctive face.

Autologous fat transfer is a surgery that can graft volume and contours around the desired areas of the body with the harvested fat from any area on your body, including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, etc.
In addition, you can enjoy the dual effects of this treatment by reducing excessive fat where we’ll harvest.

Face Fat Graft - Before & After

Operational Procedure

Step 1

Confirm the surgical area

Step 2

General anesthesia with sedation (or local anesthesia)

Step 3

Harvest fat

Step 4

Separate pure fat

Step 5

Inject fat

Step 7

Complete a natural-looking baby face

Pre-operative Care

  • Please consult with your doctor about the medication you are taking. In particular, you must stop taking blood clot and thrombus related medications, including various anti-inflammatory and painkillers, at least 2 weeks before an operation.
  • You must stop taking various dietary supplements, including red ginseng, nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, vitamin A/E, antibiotics, at least 2 weeks before an operation.
  • Please consult with your doctor if you have high blood pressure before an operation. You should normalize your blood pressure before an operation.
  • Please avoid undergoing an operation right before your menstruation or during your menstruation.
  • You should stop smoking and drinking alcohol at least 2 weeks before an operation.

Post-operative Care

  • You are not required to be hospitalized but may receive outpatient treatment.
  • Please wrap a compression bandage around your legs or abdomen for 3 days where your fat has been harvested in order to reduce swelling or bleeding after an operation.
  • Ice packs or heat packs are not required after an operation, however, the surgical area shouldn’t be pressed or shocked for at least 2~3 weeks.
  • You can return to your normal life immediately following an operation, but you can only begin to wash your face and rinse the make-up from your face starting from the third day after removing the bandage from around the surgical areas.
  • All stitches will be removed after 3~5 days from an operation.
  • You can experience some light pain, bruising, swelling and some tension on your face, however, these symptoms will eventually disappear within 1~2 weeks.
  • You are recommended to refrain from drinking alcohol and smoking, going to a sauna and swimming for at least 1 month after an operation.

With 21 years of experience, surgeons specialized in fat transfer.

JW surgeons for face fat transfer have been performing surgery with know-how from various clinical experiences, as well as dedication to achieving the best result by medical research.