With fat injection treatments, patients can achieve a natural-looking increase in volume in the face by using unwanted body fat. Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center, with offices located in Vienna, Woodbridge, and Rockville, offers this and other facial rejuvenation treatments to men and women living in Washington, DC, Arlington, and surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia.
What is a Fat Injection?
A fat injection is a method of enhancing facial volume using unwanted fat from other areas of the body. This treatment involves harvesting excess fat from an area of the body, purifying it, and then injecting it into the face to address wrinkles and volume loss. Fat injection treatments are becoming a popular alternative to surgical facial procedures because they require significantly smaller incisions, accelerating recovery and reducing scarring. Patients can use fat injections to achieve the following benefits:
- Reduction in facial wrinkles and folds
- Increased volume in the cheeks or lips
- Rejuvenated appearance of the eyes
- Enhanced nose, earlobes, and other facial features
How Much Do Fat Injections Cost in Washington, DC?
The average cost of a fat injection 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 Injection Procedure Like?
The first step in a fat injection procedure is harvesting fat from the body. Patients often choose to remove fat from the stomach, hips, or thighs in order to contour these areas in the process. After the fat is collected, it is purified to prepare it for injection. Then, fat is injected into the desired areas of the face to rejuvenate your appearance.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Fat Injection?
One of the many benefits of fat injection treatment is that it exclusively uses fat from the patient’s own body. This minimizes the risk of rejection and other side effects that are often associated with surgical procedures. Patients can trust that the results from their fat injection treatment will be natural-looking and long-lasting. In some cases, multiple treatments may be necessary to deliver the desired results.
What is Recovery like Following a Fat Injection?
After a fat injection 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 few days of treatment with minimal discomfort. Any side effects usually fade within a week, revealing the full results of treatment.
To learn more about the fat injection procedure or schedule a consultation, contact us today. Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center welcomes patients from Washington, DC, Arlington, and surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia to visit our offices in Vienna, Woodbridge, and Rockville.