Nano-Fat Grafting


Patients who want to reverse the effects of aging without resorting to surgery are constantly seeking treatments that are safe but also bring results. Louisiana residents now have a ground-breaking, minimally-invasive procedure that is highly effective in restoring a youthful appearance.

Nano-fat grafting involves removing fat from the patients body, filtering and emulsifying it, and delivering it to treatment areas that have lost volume and exhibit poor skin quality. This transfer is effective in reducing volume loss, under-eye bags, facial wrinkles and fine lines, among other cosmetic improvements. Because nano-fat grafting uses the patient’s natural tissue, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. Also, because the emulsified fat is natural and contains stem cells and growth factors, the results are longer lasting than traditional non-surgical procedures.

To learn more about nano-fat grafting, call us at (504) 533-8848 or schedule a consultation.


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Nano-fat grafting is a refined aesthetic use of fat transfer, where a relatively small amount of fat is removed from a donor site, filtered and emulsified, and then injected into target areas that need cosmetic help. The term nano refers to the tiny particles of fat which are emulsified and delivered to the treatment area to reduce volume loss, wrinkles, and fine lines. Nano-fat differs from traditional fat in that all the fat cells are filtered out, limiting the risk of unpredictable fat take and lumps/ bumps.

The procedure is a convenient treatment that uses a cannula and needle to deliver a precise injection of natural nano-fat to the treatment area. It is most commonly performed in conjunction with facelifting surgery but can also be performed alone.

First, nano-fat grafting utilizes liposuction to extract autologous (patient’s own) fat from a selected donor site like the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, or love handles. Next, we isolate, filter, and emulsify these fat cells to isolate the high quality growth factors and stem cells present. Next, it is mixed with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) / Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF). What’s left is a golden emulsion of liquid fat, PRF, growth factors, and stem cells. Lastly, we inject these cells into the treatment area to provide collagen stimulation and improved tissue quality within the living tissue.


Suitable candidates for nano-fat grafting include patients who wish to resolve:
· Under-eye hollows
· Poor skin quality
· Wrinkles
· Fine lines
· Areas of volume deficiency

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Trust your face and body in the expert hands of Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick. Contact us today to learn more about the cosmetic, reconstructive, and non-surgical treatments tailored just for you. 

Ready, Set, Let's Go!​

Trust your face and body in the expert hands of Dr. Velargo and Dr. Hendrick. Contact us today to learn more about the cosmetic, reconstructive, and non-surgical treatments tailored just for you. 


Most common sites for nano-fat grafting include the temples, cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips and lines around the mouth, under-eyes, and hands. The goal in each area is to reverse the effects of aging by improving skin quality, increasing volume, and eliminating wrinkles, lines, or scarring. Because nano-fat grafting stimulates new collagen growth, the results are permeant in the sense that you’ll always retain the benefits of this collagen, but you will continue to age. Nano-fat, unlike traditional micro-fat injections do not result in permanent fat growth in the treated areas because all live fat cells are removed in nano-fat grafting. Nano-fat relies on growth factors, stems cells, and fibrin collagen matrix to achieve its long term results.


  • Nasolabial folds/ Marionette lines
  • Lips and lines around the mouth
  • Under-eyes / Tear Troughs
  • Temples
  • Cheeks
  • Declotage/ Neck/ Chest
  • Hands


Nano-fat grafting improvements include resolving facial blemishes including depressions, acne scarring, sunken cheeks, undereye hollows, and thin lips. The treatment itself is not only effective but safe and cost-effective. Results vary from patient to patient and depend on how much fat will survive the transferring process. However, we have seen amazing results on the neck, hands, chest, and face.

Often times, this treatment can be combined with traditional micro-fat grafting where the fat is not emulsified and is used for volume purposes. Using the patient’s own fat, instead of a synthetic filler, yields longer lasting results because the fat cells which survive will live in the treatment area. Unlike dermal fillers, this volume enhancement treatment can provide permanent results and eliminate the need for touch up appointments in the future. 


With a board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and experienced medical team, we offer the most advanced aesthetic treatments in New Orleans, Metairie, and our adjacent communities. Dr. Parker Velargo (facial plastic surgeon) has lectured at numerous national facial plastic surgery conferences regarding nano-fat grafting and is a respected leader regarding this procedure.

If you would like to learn more about how he can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, call (504) 533-8848 or schedule a consultation today.


Liposuction removes target fat which we use to help resolve aesthetic issues in certain areas of the face. Once this fat extraction is complete, it is carefully processed to ensure successful grafting.

A special device known as a cannula (or even a tiny needle in some cases) is used to inject treated fat through tiny injections to improve skin quality and boost volume (if micro-fat grafting is used). This delivers the best results and effectively addresses issues like wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and hollows.

In most cases, nano-fat is only done once in conjunction with aging face surgery; however, we may perform other adjacent procedures to help you achieve your goals. This may include surgery, PRP/PRF treatments, additional injections to help aid in volumizing deficient areas, or treatments to help maximize skin quality.

To learn if this procedure is the best option to address your concerns, schedule a consultation at New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery today.

During the consultation process, we may suggest other procedures to enhance your appearance in time for the holiday season. These include non-surgical treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, face or neck lifting, laser skin resurfacing, or chemical peels.