Fat Injections (For the Face)

Using What Your Body Gives You

There are many chemicals that can be injected into the facial region to general a youthful, radiant look. But you might prefer a more natural route, and for that we often recommend a Fat Injection. When it comes to Fat Injections in the Houston Area, Dr. Polsen is here to answer your questions and consult with you to accomplish your goals.

A Natural Look

Fat injection is a great way to challenge the lines of aging and achieve a more youthful appearance. Rather than relying on artificial compounds, this procedure uses your body’s own natural fats (purified, of course), avoiding some rejection and allergy issues and resulting in a more natural look. Fat Injections are a less invasive alternative to all out facelifts, and can even be performed on an outpatient basis, however it should be noted that extracting the fat is usually achieved through a minimally invasive liposuction procedure. It should also be noted that a Fat Injection is not the same thing as a fat graft procedure, which takes living fatty tissue from a donor area of your body and grafts it into the lips, for example.

That said, Fat Injections can leave your face looking more youthful and radiant, so if you’re looking for Fat Injections in the Houston Area, Dr. Polsen is here to answer your questions. Contact us online or call our Clear Lake office at (281) 538-6600.


  • Uses liposuction techniques to extract fat
  • Injects purified fat into your face to achieve a youthful look
  • Recovery: Generally around a week

Who is a Good Candidate?

Candidates seeking out Fat Injections generally do so because they have mild signs of aging but are looking to avoid major surgery, such as a face lift. You should also be in relatively stable health and have realistic expectations in terms of what the procedure can and will accomplish.

The Procedure

Fat Injections are usually accomplished on a day patient basis, which makes them an attractive alternative to more invasive procedures, such as surgical face lifts. In essence, fat is extracted from your body using liposuction techniques, purified through a centrifuge, then injected into strategic points of your face. Because the fat comes from your own body, there is no chance of allergic reaction. The procedure usually takes around 60 minutes to complete. Combined with our Houston Area location, it’s often a very convenient procedure for our clients.

Dr. Polsen will work with you to help eliminate those wrinkles which will achieve the greatest effect. Because the procedure already uses liposuction elements, some patients will also elect to have liposuction performed for cosmetic purposes.


Every case is different because the amount of fat removed and the areas of removal change for each patient. However, if the procedure remains minimally invasive, patients will often return to daily activities shortly after the Fat Injection is complete. Bruising and swelling may last several weeks. Pain can usually be managed by medication.

Dr. Polsen will work with you to develop a recovery regimen that will help you achieve best results.