Fat Grafting is a procedure wherein fat cells are extracted from the body (usually stomach area) and re-inserted into the face — nasolabial folds (mouth to nose folds), under eyes, cheeks, chin, temples, etc. It is expected that some of the fat inserted will be re-absorbed into the body, while the rest remains permanent. Read more about facial fat grafting in Los Angeles in our Ask the Experts section. This procedure can be done in an operating room with general anesthesia, or, in some cases may be done in-office using local anesthetic.