This procedure falls into the realm of liposculpture. It calls for a degree of artistry on the part of the surgeon who is going to remove relatively small quantities of fat from specific areas of the face and may use the removed fat to reinsert it at other areas to build up depressions, such as deep naso-labial folds.
Typically the patients are relatively young, of either sex, and have specific areas they wish corrected, rather than a generalized facial problem. These specific areas may be residual fat masses after a program of weight reduction. The most common areas treated are the jowls, under the jaw line (“double chin”), and the cheeks.