Facial Fat Grafting in Fort Worth

What does it mean to undergo fat transfer?


Fat transfer can be combined with other procedures such as a face lift or upper blepharoplasty by obtaining fat that is harvested from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back. It is then purified and injected into specific areas of the face to produce subtle and natural enhancement.

The Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting

  • Restores volume of the face
  • Provides natural results
  • Enhances quality of skin
  • Liposuction can contour other body parts

What To Expect



The Westside Plastic Surgery team is excited to meet you! At your consultation appointment, Dr. Goggin will review your medical history,  discuss your goals, perform a brief physical examination, and then provide you with his professional recommendations. He will spend time reviewing before and after photos, discuss a variety of treatment options, and answer any questions that you may have. He takes his time to create a personalized plan to reach your desired aesthetic outcome. His team will then provide you information regarding recovery timeline, cost of procedure, and financing options. Dr. Goggin is knowledgeable in the latest research, techniques, and advances in the field to provide you the best care possible.



Before your surgery, our team will give you a pre-operative packet with a list of instructions in preparation for your surgery. We will spend time reviewing these instructions with you to ensure that you are confident and comfortable before your procedure. Our goal is to provide education and be there for you every step of the way. Patients should be off all blood thinners 2 weeks prior to surgery. We advise strict smoking/nicotine cessation 6 weeks prior to surgery and 6 weeks after. 

Recovery Timeline


Dr. Goggin and the Westside team will give you specific information regarding aftercare to optimize your post-op recovery. Our team will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Recovery time can be variable between patients and surgeries. After fat grafting surgery, recovery is typically 5-7 days. Most patients will require assistance for the first 24 hours after surgery.  We recommend you drink plenty of fluids, eat a healthy diet, and walk often to optimize healing. 

Facial Fat Grafting FAQs

What type of anesthesia is used during fat transfer?


Fat transfer can be performed using local anesthesia. However, depending on the extent of fat removal, general anesthesia may be used to ensure patient comfort.

Will there be scars after my fat transfer?


Tiny incisions are made at the liposuction site and the injection site that may result in minimal scarring. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time. 

How long will my recovery period last?


The length of your recovery will depend on which area(s) have been enhanced using fat transfer. The recovery period is typically 5-7 days. During your consultation, your surgeon can discuss more accurate recovery timelines based on your individual circumstances.

Are the results of fat transfer long lasting?


Fat that is transferred and takes is permanent. However, not all fat will take. Some is reabsorbed by the body. By 6 months, you should see your final result of what fat has taken.