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Fat Transfer To The Face in Danville

Conveniently located to serve Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.


As we age, we lose the facial fat in our face that creates our youthful appearance. The loss of this fat impacts all aspects of our face; the forehead can appear more wrinkled and the brow becomes more prominent. The temples can appear hollow and veins under the skin become more noticeable. The upper eyelids can appear more sunken and the lower eyelids, tired and dark. Our cheeks droop to create jowls and our neck profile becomes more obtuse while the skin quality can deteriorate. A transfer of fat to the face restores the fatty volume and a youthful look.

Aging, along with genetics, plays a part in why this occurs. The process of facial fat transfer is a very simple one and creates both volume and smoothness to the skin for an overall sense of youth. This procedure is very simple and can be repeated if necessary. Our goal is never to augment, only to rejuvenate your face. We don’t want you to look like someone else, simply a younger version of yourself.


Benefits of Facial Fat Transfer

*Individual results may vary

Surgery and Details of Recovery

The use of needle sticks harvests the fat from where it is not wanted elsewhere on the body. A facial fat transfer adds fat to key areas of your cheeks and face to create a more youthful look. With needle stick fat replacement, the skin improves, leaving skin radiant and softer.


There are two options to improve the face with injectable fillers; the first include hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvaderm, etc.) and polylactic acid (sculptra). We typically use 1-5 cc but these have a less permanent results and often need to be redone in 6 months. The benefit is that the procedure is completed in two minutes and there is no recovery time required. Injectable fillers cost is based upon volume injected and can become costly over time with the need for repeat injections and touch ups.
The second option is your own fat. With fat transfer, we are able to use 20-70cc for a more holitistc, dramatic, and sustained result. In addition to using more per treatment with fewer needles, using your body’s natural fat is a more permanent solution that lasts longer and brings vibrancy back to the face. Putting fat back in the skin improves the texture and the quality of the skin. Fat grafting is often used in combination with laser treatment for dramatic improvement with minimal recovery time. The surgery recovery of fat grafting is about one to two weeks for a full recovery.

Why Choose Blackhawk?

With the Facial Fat Transfer method, we keep things as simple as possible while creating dramatic results. Visit Blackhawk Plastic Surgery for a free consultation to learn how this procedure could bring back youth, naturally!

Patient Examples

Patient 1
*Individual results may vary
Dr. Ronan restored volume to this patient’s cheek and added a slight chin implant with fat (not an artifical implant). This creates an aesthetically pleasing ‘S’ curve in her profile, and adds lift to her lower eyelid.
Patient 2
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This patient received fat transfer to add height to her cheek projection and a laser treatment to remove skin damage and reduce lines. The overall effect is that she looks younger and less tired.
Patient 3
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For this patient, Dr. Ronan filled in her cheeks and tightened her neck with liposuction. This creates a younger looking face, and improves skin texture as well.


An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.
Your Fat Transfer To The Face will be performed in Dr. Ronan’s surgery center located in Danville.
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*Individual results may vary