Full Facial Rejuvenation in Virginia Through Fat Transfer

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While there are a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures that may be able to address signs of aging, a fat transfer at Exclusively Faces in Virginia can offer full facial rejuvenation in a single treatment.

What is a Fat Transfer?

A fat transfer extracts excess fat from a patient’s hips, thighs, abdomen, or lower back (donor sites) and re-injects it to another part of his/her face or body (recipient sites).

This procedure is often used to restore volume, lift the skin, smooth wrinkles, and increase blood circulation.

Common treatment areas include the cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline, under eyes, lips, buttocks, and hands.

How is the Treatment Performed?

The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation and is completed in three stages.

The first step involves the use of a thin cannula to liposuction fat from the donor site. Then, the removed adipose fat tissue is filtered using a centrifuge. Lastly, the purified fat is re-injected to the face or body.

Within two weeks, the treatment area will be fuller, tighter, and appear more youthful.

Fat Transfers vs. Dermal Fillers

While dermal fillers restore volume for facial rejuvenation with substances such as hyaluronic acid, fat transfers offer a more natural alternative by using the patient’s own adipose tissue.

In addition, a fat transfer may be a more involved procedure, but it can also extract greater amounts of fat to correct larger volume deficits compared to fillers.

Post-Care Instructions

After a fat transfer, patients are instructed to wear surgical tape on the treated area for 5 days, sleep on their back for 1 week, and see their surgeon in follow-up 5 days after the procedure.

They should also plan to take 1 week off from work and 2 weeks off from exercise.

Cost of the Facial Rejuvenation Treatment

Depending on the number of treatment areas and the type of anesthesia used, fat transfers can cost between $4,500-$8,200.

To learn more about fat transfer for facial rejuvenation, please call our office at (540) 667-3223 or visit us online to schedule a consultation.