Fat Grafting vs Fillers: Which One is Best?

When it comes to restoring lost volume in your face the two best options to consider are fat grafting and fillers. These are two of the most popular cosmetic procedures requested due to their benefits. We want to look our best but age can continue to make it difficult as we get older. So naturally you want the best for you and your individual needs. Here is how fat grafting and fillers stack up and which one should be best for you:

Fat Grafting


The safest and most reliable filler for your face comes from your own body. Fat grafting utilizes your own body fat to fill in the gaps left behind in your face. Your fat tissue can restore lost volume and provide a youthful appearance where injected; the stem cells found in your fat tissue creates this welcome benefit. This allows you gather an improved body contour from where the fat tissue is retrieved and put to good use. Finally, most fillers can add up in price as they are maintained. Fat grafting is associated with lower costs for the long run in upkeep.


Fat grafting is more invasive than your standard fillers and often requires local anesthesia. The procedure upfront can cost more than other fillers and may require a longer recovery time. Patients can experience swelling, bruising, and lumps during fat grafting but is not common. These same risks are also associated with the other part of your body used for the procedure.



The most common filler used for these treatments are hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. The most popular brands have excellent patient approval and are safe to use. These treatments are quick to administer and will use a topical anesthesia to help with the injection. The downtime after receiving an injection is very short, with most patients returning to work after their procedure. Best of all, these fillers are reversible if you do not like the results.


Injectable fillers may vary for how long the effects will be noticeable resulting in follow up treatments to maintain the effects. While the cost of the procedure is cheaper up front, it has a higher cost long-term for patients with regular up keep.

Choosing the Skin & Vein Center

If you are looking to replace lost volume in your face, look no further than the Skin & Vein Center. We provide a variety of injectable treatment options available for you. Contact us today for your free consultation and see which treatment is best for you.

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