Ever wished you could get rid of fat in one area and use it to enhance another? Fat transfer allows you to do just that! By harvesting fat from a trouble area, typically the abdomen, hips, or thighs, our board certified plastic surgeons are able to re-inject it to fill in depressions, wrinkles, and scars on your face, as well as restore lost volume to the cheeks and lips.
Am I a Candidate for Fat Transfer?
If you would like to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, enhance your cheeks, or add volume to sunken or hollow areas, fat transfer may be an option for you. Good candidates typically:
- Have indentations, depressed scars, or deep wrinkles
- Wish to enhance the size and shape of their lips
- Have an area with sufficient fat to be transferred
- Are healthy non-smokers
About Fat Transfer
Fat Injection: This treatment is usually better for small depressions. Fat injection is performed on an outpatient basis. Small amounts of fat are injected into the deep skin layers under the depression or defect.
Fat Transfer: The patient’s own fat is collected (suctioned) from a distant donor area and re-injected into the treatment area.
Fat injections are an outpatient procedure. Fat transfer may require sedation plus local anesthesia if larger amounts of fat are to be collected, though small amounts of fat can be collected and transferred under local anesthesia. The treated areas usually look normal within a few days, though you may experience slight swelling and bruising in the areas where fat was harvested
Additional procedures that could enhance the result of Fat Injections are other facial cosmetic procedures such as Facelift, Eyelid Lift, and Nose Reshaping. The best way to determine which options will give you the best results is to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. If you are in the Hampton Roads area, give us a call today! We’ll be happy to work with you to design a surgical plan that suits your needs.
Payment for Plastic Surgery
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.