At the London Transgender Clinic, we provide fat grafting as a facial feminisation surgery. Generally, females carry more fat than men and this can be seen on their faces too, which gives softness to the underlying bony skeleton. Fat volume in the face decreases with age in both men and women. Therefore fat transfer/grafting can be used to both feminise and rejuvenate the face.

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Summary of Fat Grafting (Face)

Surgery Time
Varies depending on volume transferred
General/Local depending on volume transferred
Hospital Stay
Day case
Reasonably Mobile
Same Day
Time Off Work
7-10 days
Sleep Position
45 degrees
Following day
Dressings & Garments
6 weeks (to area where fat was harvested)
Exercise inc. Gym
6 weeks
Full Recovery
6-12 weeks


The goal is to create a soft, curved face that creates a more feminine, rejuvenated appearance.


This result can improve self-confidence and boost self-esteem, allowing you to feel confident in your female gender.


  • How much does facial fat grafting cost?

    The cost of fat grafting starts from £5,765. Prices vary depending on the amount of fat that needs to be transferred to achieve your goals. Our quotations include all of your pre and post-operative aftercare up to one year, as well as services provided to you while you are in hospital/Clinic. For an exact quotation please book a consultation with a member of our team.

  • What happens at the consultation?

    You will meet your surgeon and one of our nurses who will ask you about your goals and concerns. A full medical history and examination will be done, before agreeing on a plan for you and discussing the surgery and recovery and risks in detail.

    You may be required to undergo medical investigations such as blood tests, ECG, or other, as medically advised by your surgeon.

  • How do I prepare for my surgery?

    Once you have your consultations and your surgery is booked, you will have a pre-operative assessment with your nurse 2 weeks before surgery, during which any outstanding questions will be answered. Your preparation for surgery will be reviewed and information will be provided regarding medications, diet, and post-operative care.

    You will not need to stop your hormone therapy.

    You must stop smoking a minimum of 2 weeks before your surgery and up to 12 weeks postoperatively.

  • What happens on the day of my surgery?

    On the day of your surgery, you will attend the hospital where your surgery is taking place. You will be reassessed by your surgeon and your anaesthetist before going to the theatre. The hospital team will complete the necessary pre-operative health checks.

    Following your surgery, you will be bed-bound and closely monitored by the hospital medical team. They will assist you with anything you need. You will be tired and spend most of this time resting. You will be provided with something to eat when you are alert and slowly mobilised with assistance.

    Once you are awake and mobile, you will be discharged from the hospital to your home. You must have a chaperone to bring you home and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours.

  • What aftercare will be provided for me?

    LTC provides a premium aftercare service. You will be assessed 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1-year postoperatively to monitor your progress.

    You will be provided with post-operative manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy to reduce swelling and promote better healing.

    LTC also has a nurse on call 24/7 in the event you have any emergencies following discharge from hospital. You will be seen immediately if medically required or appropriate advice will be provided.

  • What happens if there is a complication?

    In the event of a complication, you will be medically assessed as soon as possible by your surgeon or a qualified member of our nursing team. In the unlikely event you need to return to the theatre this will be arranged for you by our team. Hospital and anaesthetist fees may be charged, however, there will be no surgical fee. Further information is outlined in our terms and conditions.

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5 5 Star Rating

Super warm and friendly welcome from all the staff here. Mary Burke is an absolute star and made me feel amazing, I’m very positive about my course of treatment. I had a very honest conversation with Mary and it is refreshing to have this in modern medicine. I never felt rushed and the consultation was completed with a relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to my next meeting with Mary and the team


by Dani

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