Question: I’m a 38-year-old woman. I am thinking of having a fat transfer to my cheeks under my eyes. Where is the fat taken from and how is it obtained? Can I choose wherever in my body the fat is taken from? Answer: Fat transfer to the face is a very common procedure and fat needs to be removed from somewhere through liposuction to be able to transfer to the face. This is usually taken from the most prominent area and the patient has a say in where we obtain the fat from.