What is Microfat Grafting?

We’re excited to offer microfat grafting at RG Plastic Surgery. Also referred to as a “fat transfer procedure”, microfat grafting uses your own fat to add volume, contour, and shape to areas of the face where needed. Microfat grafting can be performed on its own, or it can be done in conjunction with a breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, blepharoplasty, or facelift procedure.

The Benefits of RG Microfat Grafting

Microfat grafting can be used to add volume to small, precise areas like the under-eye hollows and temples. Patients love this procedure because it allows two areas to be treated at once: 

  • The area where the fat is extracted (the donor site) is made slimmer, tighter, and leaner
  • The area where fat is injected (the target area) receives extra volume and definition

Treating Your Aesthetic Concerns Holistically

Dr. Ramirez Gavidia is a double board-certified aesthetic surgeon of the face, breast, and body who performs procedures holistically. This means that he never carries out just one procedure for a patient. Instead, he sets your appearance in balance by looking at you as a whole so that he can combine procedures and achieve a more comprehensive outcome. In facial contouring, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia doesn’t just focus on the cheeks or jawline; he will concentrate holistically to improve your overall appearance.

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Microfat Grafting Procedure Details

The first step of a microfat graft is extraction. During this part of the procedure, fat is removed from the donor site using a liposuction cannula, which is a thin, tube-like syringe. Although every patient will be different, the fat is typically taken from the stomach, thighs, buttocks, or flanks.

After the fat has been extracted, it’s prepared and purified. Once the purification process is complete, the fat is carefully injected into areas of the face where more volume is needed. Both the donor site and treatment area are numbed before extracting or injecting the fat.


Following a microfat grafting procedure, you’ll be able to return to your normal daily activities. While swelling and bruising at the injection site are expected, these side effects typically subside within a few days. Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the specific areas where fat was removed.

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Am I Candidate for a Microfat Graft?

Nearly anyone is a candidate for microfat grafting. This procedure can be performed on people of all ages and skin types, as long as they are in general good health. Microfat grafts have an extremely high rate of success.

Microfat Grafting with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia

Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia has a unique view of the artistic side of plastic surgery, viewing it like sculpting or painting. 

This, along with his holistic technique and attention to detail, has earned him an excellent reputation in the greater Nashville area, where he has been practicing for five years. At RG Plastic Surgery, you can expect high-end, luxurious service. If you’re interested in undergoing a microfat graft, don’t hesitate.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia. We look forward to hearing from you.

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