Fat Transfer and Injections in Richmond, VA
Anti-aging has never been easier! Now you can use your own fat to soften lines and wrinkles. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers fat transfer and injections for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is Fat Transfer and Injections?
Do you daydream about moving fat from one part of your body to another? Now you can with fat transfer and injections at Richmond Plastic Surgeons. The procedure can be used to address common cosmetic concerns on your face, such as lines, wrinkles and poorly-defined cheeks.
Benefits of Fat Transfer and Injections
The primary reason that our patients choose fat transfer and injections over dermal fillers and injectables is that the procedure only uses your own fat. No synthetic substances are used.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Fat Transfer and Injections?
The ideal candidate for our innovative fat transfer and injections is someone who wants to reduce the signs of aging or enhance facial contours with the most natural process possible. You will need to have adequate fat on an area of your body so that we can harvest the proper amount, but most patients meet this requirement.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer and injections are a two-step process that requires liposuction, a surgical procedure to remove fat from an area of your body. In order to minimize the risks associated with the fat harvesting, you should meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your procedure at our medical spa.
What Should I Expect During My Fat Transfer and Injections?
During the first part of the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions in the skin where the fat is to be removed. A small tube, known as a “cannula,” is inserted through the incision and used to dislodge and suction out the fat. We purify the fat through a special process and then inject it into the treatment area.
The area where the fat is removed may be sore, so you might want to rest at home for the remainder of the day, although this is not required. We will schedule a follow-up appointment to check how the incision is healing.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Fat Transfer and Injections?
The incision that is used for the liposuction is less than one inch long, so the scar is very difficult to discern from the surrounding skin.
When Will I See the Results?
You will see results immediately after the procedure.
What Are Possible Complications of Fat Transfer and Injections?
There is a very small possibility that some of the transplanted fat cells will not survive the injection process. Your plastic surgeon may recommend a second treatment to fill in any imperfections that appear.
How Long Will the Results of Fat Transfer and Injections Last?
The results of fat transfer and injections are permanent, but some of the fat cells can die over time.
How Much Does Fat Transfer and Injections Cost in Richmond?
Fat transfer and injections are elective and not covered by insurance. After your consultation, we provide a detailed cost so that you can review your budget and be prepared to pay for the procedure. We accept several payment options, and financing is available through CareCredit®.
Would you like to use your own fat for anti-aging and facial enhancement? Now you can at Richmond Plastic Surgeons. If you live in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia, contact Richmond Plastic Surgeons to schedule your personal consultation.