A fat transfer can be used to correct skin defects such as deep furrows and wrinkles on the face and other depressions on other areas of the body. This procedure re-contours the face and corrects facial or body deformities. Both the area from which fat is taken and the area to be treated are anesthetized. A hollow tube attached to a syringe is used to harvest fat cells from areas such as the lower stomach, thigh or buttocks. These fat cells are prepared and then carefully re-injected into the treatment or recipient site. The process is repeated until the desired amount of fat has been transferred and the defect corrected. It usually requires more than one fat transfer session for full correction as some of the transferred cells will not survive. There is minimal pain afterwards, and strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.