Facial fat transfer procedures can restore a natural volume to the face that helps to alleviate wrinkles and take years off the appearance. At Younger Image Plastic Surgery, we offer this technique to men and women living in Washington, DC, Arlington, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia from our offices in Vienna, Woodbridge, and Rockville.
What is a Face Fat Transfer?
A facial fat transfer procedure can add natural volume to the face to enhance facial contours and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Fat transfers, also called fat transfer and injections, involve collecting unwanted fat from the body and injecting it into the desired areas of the face. Many patients choose fat transfer procedures over dermal fillers and injectables because they only require fat from the patient’s body, eliminating the use of foreign substances. The fat transfer technique is commonly used to enhance the following areas:
- Mouth and nose
How Much Does a Facial Fat Transfer Cost in Washington, DC?
The average cost of a fat transfer procedure for the face is about $1,500 but can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver your desired results. During your consultation, we will evaluate your cosmetic goals to develop a personalized treatment plan. At this time, we will be able to provide the full cost of your treatment. To schedule any treatment, we ask for a $1,000 deposit that is nonrefundable. Two weeks before surgery, the patient will have a pre-op appointment where his or her full balance is due to be paid in full.
We offer flexible financing options, including Alphaeon® and CareCredit® to ensure that each patient has access to the treatment that they need. Alphaeon® and CareCredit® pay us in full and the patient pays the financing company a monthly fee. We also accept cash, checks, and major credit cards for your convenience.
What is the Fat Transfer Procedure Like?
The first step in a fat transfer procedure is harvesting fat from the body. We take unwanted fat from areas of the body such as the stomach, hips, and thighs, which helps patients contour these areas of the body during their facial fat transfer procedure. Once collected, the fat is purified to prepare it for injection. Then, it will be injected, much like a dermal filler, into the desired areas of the face.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from My Fat Transfer Procedure?
The results from a fat transfer look and feel natural because they use natural body fat to enhance volume and appearance. In most cases, patients will notice results immediately after their treatment. However, the body tends to absorb some of the injected fat after the procedure, so not all of the injected fat will remain. For this reason, many patients undergo a series of fat transfer treatments to achieve the results they desire.
What is Recovery like Following a Fat Transfer?
After a fat transfer treatment, recovery is much like that following injectable and dermal filler treatments. Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the treatment area that lasts for a few days. Typically, patients are able to return to work within a week of treatment with minimal discomfort. We recommend that patients avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for at least a month following their procedure.
If you are located in Washington, DC, Arlington, or the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia, contact us today to schedule a consultation for fat transfer at any of our three locations in Vienna, Woodbridge, and Rockville. Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center is proud to offer this and other advanced rejuvenation techniques to help patients achieve a holistic sense of well-being and confidence.