While some adult men and women have a naturally full, rounded face, others may experience sullen, sunken in areas such as the cheekbones and around the eyes. This can cause a gaunt appearance that contributes to an aged look. Cheeks can droop, circles can develop underneath the eyes, and patients might even notice a hollowed look midface. To address these issues, patients have a few options to choose from at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, including fat transfers.
What is a fat transfer?
The doctors of the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads educate patients on how fat transfers work. By using liposuction to remove fat cells from one area of the body, the doctor can then reinject this fat elsewhere to add volume where it is needed, such as the face. The fat transfer procedure is done quickly and easily and eliminates any risk of allergic reactions to cosmetic injectables. Since the fat was harvested from the patient’s own body, it is a safe and effective way of augmenting the face. This procedure, sometimes known as fat grafting or fat injections, continues to be a great way to achieve long-lasting results and address unwanted hollowing of the facial area.
Who is a good candidate?
Most healthy adult men and women who are interested in augmenting the angles of the face are encouraged to ask the team at our practice about the advantages of fat transfers. We provide a thorough evaluation to ensure patients are not on any medications that could complicate surgery and that patients have realistic expectations in regards to what can be achieved using this technique. We offer before and after photos in our office of past patients who have had the procedure performed to give patients a visual of the results they may enjoy with this treatment.
Discuss treatment options with our team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads
Have you considered the advantages of undergoing fat transfers as an alternative to cosmetic injectables? Patients of Virginia who want to speak to a provider about their options are encouraged to take the time to book an appointments with our staff. Call (757) 873-3500 to schedule a visit and learn more about the cosmetic treatments used in our practice for the face and body.