John R. Barbour, MD, FACS, offers fat transfer and injections as part of our anti-aging treatments. Dr. Barbour is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon offering his services to men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia.
What is Fat Transfer and Injections?
Dermal fillers are used to soften wrinkles and add volume to the facial features. Although these injectable treatments work very well, some men and women prefer alternative procedures. Fat transfer and injections uses your own fat to achieve results similar to dermal fillers.
What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer and Injections?
- Little to no downtime
- May reduce wrinkles and add volume to facial features
What Should I Expect from Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting is a two-step process. First, fat is harvested from an area of your body, such as the thighs, abdomen or back. The fat is purified and loaded into a syringe with a very small needle. The purified fat is then injected into the treatment area.
Liposuction is used to harvest the fat for the procedure, and this requires some recovery and healing. We provide aftercare instructions before you leave our practice. The area where the fat was injected may feel tender, bruised and swollen for a few days.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Your body breaks down the fat over time, and each person’s body breaks down fat differently. We recommend you schedule a follow-up appointment after four months so Dr. Barbour can monitor how much of the injected fat is still present. He may recommend dermal fillers or additional fat transfer and injections.
How Much Do Fat Transfer and Injections Cost?
We can best discuss pricing and financing after your consultation with Dr. Barbour. The cost of fat grafting is based upon the individual treatment plan you develop with Dr. Barbour.
Dr. Barbour offers fat transfer and injections as part of our medical spa treatments. The procedure is an anti-aging option for men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia. Contact Barbour Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.