Restore Facial Volume Using Your Own Body Fat
Fat transfer is a revolutionary surgical technique that utilizes your body’s own excess fatty tissue to reduce the depressions and hollows caused by aging skin, fill in lines and wrinkles, and create full, plump, and fresh facial contours for a healthy, rejuvenated, and youthful appearance.*
Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injections, involves harvesting your body’s own fat from donor areas (usually the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs) and using it to restore facial volume and enhance the appearance of hollow, gaunt, or thin contours, usually the mid-face, chin, cheeks, and lips. Fat grafting is an ideal procedure for any patient looking to achieve a more youthful appearance, augment facial contours, and improve the shape of the face, as well as augment thin, dry lips. While fat transfer is a good procedure for older patients seeking to reduce lines and wrinkles and correct loss of facial volume, it is also ideal for younger patients who are dissatisfied with their appearance and want fuller cheeks, more rounded facial contours, or full, luscious lips. Individual results may vary.*
Fat grafting is a rejuvenation and facial reshaping treatment with some benefits over more traditional rejuvenation techniques. It is a minimally-invasive technique that can be performed at the comfortable offices of the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in Richmond and Vienna, VA. Natural looking, successful results requires extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and advanced grafting techniques, and unfortunately, when performed by an unskilled or inexperienced practitioner, the procedure can lead to cosmetic concerns that can be difficult to correct. Board Certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin have both the experience and skill to preform advanced facial fat grafting techniques. *
Your Fat Grafting Procedure
Your facial fat transfer procedure will involve harvesting excess fat from a donor site (usually the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs) using a small, sterile cannula which minimizes both incisions and scarring. The harvested fat is then spun in a centrifuge to sterilize it and to remove all impurities. It is placed in a state-of-the-art micro-syringe, enabling it to be injected in extremely small quantities, thereby ensuring smooth distribution and increasing the likelihood that the transplanted fat will become fused with existing tissue. Immediately after the procedure, excessive facial expression and massage should be avoided to avoid migration of the tissue. Patients may experience minimal swelling and slight bruising, and your results will continue to improve as the swelling subsides over the course of the next 2-3 weeks.
Contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery
At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices conveniently located in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, our ultimate goal is to help you achieve naturally-gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality, while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both Board Certified in plastic surgery with extensive specialized training and decades of experience, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. Their dedication to the powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is sure to maximize your safety and comfort.
If you are interested in a fat grafting procedure or you would like more information on any of our surgical or non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!
*DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary. Results are neither guaranteed nor permanent. All patients must have realistic expectations of what plastic surgery and/or non-surgical procedures can achieve.