Fat grafting

Natural ability to rejuvenate ageing skin

Fat grafting

Natural ability to rejuvenate ageing skin

Your face deserves the best. As we get older, the volume of the face changes. These changes can mainly be seen around the eyes, cheeks, jaw line and around the mouth. Loss of volume can make us look older. We get sunken cheeks, wrinkles and folds and our skin looks tired and generally less healthy. Everyone is affected by facial fat loss over time. Facial fat is one of the essential elements that keeps us youthful, healthy and vibrant. Loss of volume begins to become visible when we are in our mid-30s and gradually increases every year.

Fat grafting

Fat is transferred to your face with fat grafting, to fill where needed, restoring your face to its youthful shape and contours. this procedure involves removing activated fat tissue from another part of your body, to fill volume loss and enhance forms, mainly in the face, hips and breasts. Fat grafting is mainly used in the medical world for therapeutic purposes to restore trauma or natural asymmetry, including correction of secondary contour defects after breast reconstruction, scar contractions, as well as the treatment of burns or radiodermatitis. Fat grafting is a well-tried and tested method that is extremely suitable for cosmetic adjustments to the face, breasts and hips.

Cosmetic surgery

Did you know that studies show that fat transplantation can also help improve the thickness and quality of radiation-damaged tissue and skin? Fat transplantation is a safe surgery when performed by a surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic surgery. For a successful fat transfer with the best of results, the surgeon must have a good understanding of the 3-dimensional changes that occur with ageing and know what “normal” youthful facial contours look like. This process is very similar to sculpting, which is why it makes a big difference if your treating surgeon has an eye for aesthetic beauty, in combination with the right expertise. Make an appointment for a personal consultation

What happens during a fat grafting procedure?

Fat is harvested from a part of your body, washed and purified and then carefully reinjected with needles specially designed for the areas being treated. It may be necessary to repeat this process several times to achieve the desired result. Fat harvesting is a three-stage process: (a) harvesting (b) purification and transfer (c) and placement.

Harvesting fat cells: you choose, together with our doctor, an area of fat removal that the doctor will locally anaesthetize. The doctor then makes a small incision at the fat removal site and, using a sterile technique, places a cannula connected to a syringe to gently harvest or “extract” fat (better known as liposuction).

Purification and transfer: As soon as sufficient fat has been harvested, our specialist prepares the fat cells and places the purified fat in small syringes used for fat injections. The purification sometimes requires a centrifuge to centrifuge the fat or a filtration process to remove impurities.

Placement procedure the body part where the fat cells are to be injected is prepared. Our specialist works with a needle or cannula that is usually inserted several times into the area and removed again. Each time the needle or cannula is pulled back, a line of fat tissue is carefully secured in the natural tissue surfaces. The doctor repeats this procedure until the desired correction is achieved with a grid of grafted fat. Our team will of course help you before, during and after the procedure by making it as easy and comfortable for you as possible. Our goal: the most natural and beautiful result!

Where is the procedure performed and what type of anesthesia is used?

Most fat grafting (fat transplantation) procedures in our practice are performed with local anesthesia, so you are awake but feel no discomfort or pain. Of course, it is also possible to undergo this procedure with us under general anesthesia (full anesthesia) in a certified and accredited surgical center. The choice is always yours. Most patients choose local anesthesia for faster recovery and lower costs. Local anesthesia is a less invasive procedure with minimal risks.

Why does fat grafting work so well?

Our facial fat transfer procedure works so well because it is the most natural replacement for facial fat. Restoring lost volume with your own fat gives the most natural rejuvenation results. Your fat cells have an abundance of stem cells. Stem cells have been associated with long-lasting rejuvenation effects, such as clarity of skin, improvement of skin tone and texture and even pore reduction.

How long will the results last?

Although you immediately see a difference, it takes a while before the fat cells have done their job and the optimal effect is achieved. This process takes several months. The final result is achieved after 2-3 months. Not less, though you will already have noticed a desired increase in fullness, because the fat grafts make the transition from surviving in a new environment to returning to their biological natural ways of storing fat.

Risks and complications

The most important complications are contour irregularities (such as lumps or bumps), no optimal cosmetic distribution and poor fat removal. All these possible complications are minimized by our experienced fat grafting surgeon.

Recovery time after fat grafting

Swelling and sometimes bruising are part of the healing phase. The swelling is worst on day 2-4, followed by an accelerated healing process from day 5. Sometimes patients have recovered sufficiently after 1 week and have minimal post-operative swelling. Normally patients need a little more time, after 1 to 2 weeks most of the swelling and sometimes the bruising is resolved. In addition, the cells continue to develop positively over a period of 4-6 weeks. After 6-8 weeks most fat cells are present. Many patients take 4-5 days off to recover, depending on the type of work.

Request a free consultation

Make an appointment for a free consultation. Use the free (and obligation-free) consultation, to ask any questions you may have. The doctor will examine, together with you, the possibilities that best suit your body. Should you want another appointment after this one or need more information, we would be delighted to oblige. This is your body we are talking about, you deserve the best so make that appointment. Essential Aesthetics is proud to have already helped so many patients on their journey to a more beautiful body and is honored with a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. Now it is up to you! Because you are essential to us.


  • Fat grafting 1 zone local treatment including pre & aftercare 1800 euro
  • Fat grafting full face local treatment including pre & aftercare 2850 euro

Use the free (and obligation-free) consultation, to ask any questions you may have. The doctor will examine, together with you, the possibilities that best suit your body. Should you want another appointment after this one or need more information, we would be delighted to oblige. This is your body we are talking about, you deserve the best so make that appointment. Essential Aesthetics is proud to have already helped so many patients on their journey to a more beautiful body and is honored with a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. [Read the reviews here]

Now it is up to you! Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists 070 220 2222. Because you are essential to us.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon costs € 50 and is then deducted from the cost of the surgery. Even if you do not go forward and book a treatment with us after the second consultation, you will still have received, for € 50, an extensive and medically sound consultation which will provide you with a lot of information, and a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.



Why choose Essential Aesthetics

Pleasantly surprised by the care I received at Essential Aesthetics. Top doctors and staff are very kind and caring!  definitely recommend this clinic!


Essential Aesthetics is a special clinic with ISO 9001 certification, in a beautiful monumental building in The Hague. We are specialised in plastic surgery, injectables, weight loss and anti-ageing treatments. From our vision, Essential Aesthetics offers you as much guidance as possible in all disciplines necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Our clinic was born from the passion of one woman. The passion for beauty and a deep sense of gratitude for all that our body gives us has led to the life work of the owner and founder: a clinic that encourages women to become more self-confident and empowered and to enjoy more of the gift of a beautiful and healthy body. And that’s what Essential Aesthetics does with a passionate team of Dutch, international doctors and experienced experts. Essential Aesthetics is a brand made by women, for women. It’s a lot to trust your body to someone else. We understand that and therefore offer you only the best and safety from our ISO 9001 certified clinic.
You can come to our clinic with ISO 9001 certification for fillers,
Muscle relaxants treatments but also for plastic surgery: breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, facelifts, liposuction and more. What makes our clinic unique is that from September 2020 we will also be offering you professional DNA research, nutritional advice, connective tissue massage and sports guidance.

Meet our specialists

Our ISO certified clinic only works with experienced qualified specialists with passion for the profession, who care and have an eye for your needs and wishes as our patient, with respect for your natural beauty. Our business is built around fulfilling your wishes! We bring in the commitment to details, to the highest quality and safety requirements, to ensure the best result. Thanks to our international doctors active in the field and up to date with the latest trends and techniques, we can help you to get the best result possible. Our specialists are looking forward to working with you to see how we can make your dream come true. The Essential Aesthetics care team is there for you before, during and after the journey. From the intake to the aftercare. With us you are in capable, safe hands because you are essential to us.

Dr. Gabriel Jansen

Senior Dutch plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery requires a personal,
tailor-made approach, something that
Dr. Gabriel Jansen is always aware of.

Dr. Aniel Sewnaik

ENT doctor and head and neck surgeon

Dr. Sewnaik is a BIG-registered physician with years of experience in reconstructive surgery to the head and neck.

Dr. Luca Piombino

Italian plastic surgeon

Dr. Luca Piombino is an Italian trained and registered expert in plastic surgery.

Dr. Professor Philippe Levan

Renowned French plastic surgeon

Dr. Professor Levan is a leading French plastic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in plastic surgery and a pioneer in the field of remodelling. He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of buttock implants and the inventor of biconvex implants.


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