Facial Fat Injection

Fat injections take fat from areas of excess and relocate it to areas of the face lacking fat volume.

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1 Hour

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Not Required

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1 Week

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1 Week

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Schedule a consultation to get your exact cost for facial fat injections.

What are Fat Injections?

Dr. Bray performs fat injections by transferring fat from body area(s) with excess fat into those lacking volume. Most commonly, fat from the abdomen, flanks and outer thighs are moved into the breasts, face, or buttocks regions. If you are looking for buttock, thigh, or breast injections, please click here

When patients have sunken or creased areas in the face, facial fat injections can be very worthwhile. However, these injections can fill any body depression, such as those caused by scars and in the hand. Favorable to injection-fillers, it provides a permanent correction compared to temporary fillers

The Process

Removal of the fat is performed using gentle liposuction. Dr. Bray makes a small incision to remove the fat using a cannula. Since he has various liposuction techniques, he is able to select the most appropriate tool and technique. Once he has removed the fat, he purifies it in a centrifuge. The pure fat is now ready for injection into the desired area using a small cannula. 

What You Should Know About Fat Injections

Fat injection’s purpose is to fill in deficient areas. Patients considering it should have depressions in the hands or face caused by scarring, previous surgeries, or age. Dr. Bray can fill any area; however, these are the most common target areas. Candidates must have sufficient fat to withdraw from donor sites. If not, Dr. Bray is unable to perform the surgery. Finally, candidates should be non-smokers in good overall health. If you have questions regarding your candidacy, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bray.

Because of Dr. Bray’s fat purification process the results are generally permanent – barring significant fluctuations in weight and location of the injection. By selecting only the healthiest fat cells and best locations, the injected fat is given optimal blood supply and longevity.

Dr. Bray’s goal is always focused on natural-looking results. Although scars are inevitable in any surgery, Dr. Bray works to reduce their visibility. He chooses carefully placed incisions, and is very involved in the post-operative care process. He provides guidelines and schedules meetings to assess the healing process and address concerns.

When you begin your initial consultation, it’s essential to have an active role and ask questions. Although Dr. Bray will likely have already answered many of your questions, some to consider are:


  • Are the results I am seeking realistic and reasonable?
  • Am I a candidate for fat injections?
  • Do you have before and after photos of fat injection procedures?
  • Will I have visible scars?
  • What type of anaesthesia will be used?
  • What is the cost of the procedure?
  • What is the recovery period? When can I resume normal activities?

Preparing for a Fat Injection

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Medical conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension, thyroid problems, diabetes or the regular use of certain medications might affect your surgery. If any of this applies to you, you should consult with your family physician and ensure these other medical conditions are optimized. Dr. Bray will further advise if your health conditions might have an impact on your anticipated surgery.

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No smoking of any sort of nicotine, vape or marijuana products for approximately two to four weeks before your procedure. Continuing to do so might adversely affect your surgical outcome. We also advise not consuming alcohol at least a week prior to surgery.

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Follow Dr. Bray’s instructions concerning diet, hygiene and medications. Before any kind of surgery, your stomach should be empty, which is why you should not eat or drink after midnight the day before the procedure.

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Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to allow easier change of clothes before and after surgery. Please arrive without any jewelry, makeup and nail polish on the day of the procedure. If you wear contact lenses, please switch them out for glasses.

Ask someone to drive you to your appointment and pick you up after surgery.

In line with COVID-19 regulations, we have reassessed our cleaning and sterilization protocols. Upon arrival in our office we conduct symptom screenings with a questionnaire and check our patients’ temperature. We also require mask wearing for our staff and patients. COVID-19 testing before surgical procedures is mandatory in order to protect our staff. Please inform yourself regarding testing centers in your area and arrange for testing prior to your surgery.

We require a number of lab tests, diagnostic tests and medical evaluations leading up to your surgery. The nature of these tests will vary according to the procedure, your age, health, history, and other key health factors. Make sure to run all the necessary blood work and receive clearance before any surgical procedure. Necessary testing may change based on procedure, age, health, history and other factors.

It’s of utmost importance to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions regarding diet, supplements and medications. Stop drinking alcohol and smoking of any kind. Avoid exposure to sick people and quit taking blood thinning medications, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and a number of supplements. Post-surgery preparations should be made, such as arranging transportation, getting time off from work, stocking up on food and anything else you will need post-surgery and making sure someone will stay with you during the first two days after the procedure.

Figure out what you are going to wear, follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding pre-surgery fasting and any other preparation measures. Go to bed early and get well rested before your big day. We also recommend getting your house in order and buying ice packs to help with swelling after the surgery.

What is the Cost of the Procedure?

It is very difficult to determine the cost of a facial fat injection. Various factors such as how much is being removed, and where it is being removed from, then injected to, are considered. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bray for a better estimate of your unique needs.

What to Expect After a Fat Injection

Dr. Bray will give you detailed instructions about the post-operative care process. It will involve information about expected symptoms, drainage practices, and signs of potential complications.  He will also schedule meetings to assess the healing process and address any concerns. 

After the surgery, bruising and swelling for the first 1-2 weeks is significant and expected. Dr. Bray recommends taking off work and social responsibilities until the bruising lessons. At 3 weeks, nearly all bruising and swelling will have subsided.

Potential Complications from Facial Fat Injections

Complications from fat injections can cause mild symptoms such as:

  • Excessive swelling & bruising
  • Itching
  • Infection



Contact Dr.Bray

Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Bray by submitting the form below or calling his offices directly at 416-323-1330.

Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Bray by submitting the form below or calling his offices directly at 416-323-1330.

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