Fat Transfer in Fredericksburg, VA

What Is A Fat Transfer?

When individuals age or experience weight fluctuations, they lose fullness in specific body features where volume once existed. A new way to regain volume that has been lost is through an aesthetic procedure known as a fat transfer. This process extracts fat from a section of the body and transfers it into another area that needs additional volume. A fat transfer can be performed on widespread areas, such as the buttocks or breasts, or on small features, such as the lower eyelid, cheeks, or lips. Fat transfers are generally chosen when an individual wants a natural enhancement versus using implants or fillers. Plastic surgeons Dr. Howard Heppe, Dr. Harold Bautista, and Dr. Pejman Aflaki are skilled at using the most advanced grafting techniques for performing fat transfers. This cosmetic enhancement at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg creates gorgeous, soft outcomes.

How Does a Fat Transfer Work?

During this procedure, you will be placed under anesthesia. The type of numbing medication will depend on how much fat is being removed, including the area where it will be reinstated. A state of the art liposuction is used to complete a thin, special cannula to carefully extract the fat so it can be purified and harvested inside a centrifuge (which prepares the viable fat for syringes). After preparing the injection site, the fat will be added to the area that needs volume. The process of injecting is performed in layers until even smoothness has been attained. For certain body parts, multiple injections will be used and massaged layer by layer.

What are the Benefits of a Fat Transfer?

Fat transfers offer numerous advantages to enhance and renew your appearance as an alternative to traditional injectable fillers. The upsides of a fat transfer at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, VA include:

  • Redefines and contours the physique
  • Shorter healing period
  • Wipes out stubborn fat in troublesome body parts (thighs, abdomen, back, and more)
  • Brings out natural curves
  • Enhances requested body areas (cheeks, lips, buttocks, or breasts)
  • Replenishes missing volume for a more radiant appearance (hands or face)
  • Little chance of scarring
  • Provides a more natural treatment
  • Outcomes have a natural feel and look

Saw Dr. Bautista for breast augmentation and extremely pleased with my experience. He was patient with my questions and educated me on realistic results. I’m overwhelmingly happy with the outcome and without hesitation recommend him!

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I had such a great experience here. Everyone in the office is so helpful and professional. I’ve had 5 large babies and had quite the muffin top situation going on. I can’t believe the difference the tummy tuck made. I’ve heard of other people traveling far away to get procedures done, but I’m super grateful we have such a high caliber plastic surgery office here in Fredericksburg!

K.B. Google

I had a breast augmentation done in May and I could not be happier. Dr Heppe and his staff were very professional, helpful and supportive in making sure that what I wanted is what I got. I’ve waited my entire adult life for this surgery and would do it again with this team in a second. A+ all the way around!

K.L. Google

I recently underwent a transformative journey with Dr. Aflaki, a highly skilled plastic surgeon, on March 15th. I opted for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, and I must say that my experience exceeded all expectations. From start to finish, Dr. Aflaki’s commitment to precision and the compassionate care provided by his team made my surgical experience truly remarkable. Dr. Aflaki’s attention to detail was evident from the moment we began discussing the procedure. He took the time to understand my aesthetic goals and concerns, ensuring that I felt comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. His expertise in the field of plastic surgery was apparent, and he skillfully guided me towards the best approach for achieving my desired results. On the day of the surgery, Dr. Aflaki’s expertise shone through as he performed the tummy tuck and breast augmentation with incredible precision. His surgical skills combined with his meticulous attention to detail resulted in outcomes that surpassed my expectations. Specifically since he had to correct errors made in my breast augmentation years 15 years ago. His ability to adapt to the unexpected was outstanding. The results were natural and beautifully enhanced my figure, leaving me feeling confident and delighted with the transformation. I must also commend Dr. Aflaki’s team of nurses who were kind, attentive, and exceptionally supportive during my recovery period. They ensured that I received the utmost care and comfort, promptly addressing any concerns or questions that arose. Their empathy and dedication made a significant difference in my recovery journey, and I am incredibly grateful for their presence. Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Aflaki as a plastic surgeon. His attention to detail, expertise, and genuine care for his patients set him apart. As you can see on his great collection of before and after pictures on instagram. My tummy tuck and breast augmentation experience was truly exceptional, and I am thrilled with the results. If you are seeking a highly skilled surgeon who prioritizes patient satisfaction and surrounds themselves with a compassionate team, Dr. Aflaki is undoubtedly an excellent choice.

J.E. Google

The whole staff was amazing. I had a breast lift with augmentation and I love the results. I am no longer embarrassed about my chest. I also had filler under my eyes and everyone at work has commented on how rested I look. My only regret is I wish I would have done this procedure years ago.

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Am I A Candidate for a Fat Transfer?

Individuals who desire additional smoothness and volume on the body or face that appear depleted of natural fullness may be appropriate candidates for the fat grafting (transfer) procedure. This procedure is even more advantageous because it offers a natural approach to creating results by introducing the patient's own fat. This way, there is less risk or worry for rejection. Patients at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg considering this procedure must be at a healthy weight and have enough fat to remove for the transfer.

What Can I Expect After a Fat Transfer?

Following this procedure at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, you will enter a healing period. Keep in mind there are at least two sites on the body that require healing: the area involving liposuction and the injection sites. The overall recovery may be longer if a larger section on the body was addressed. For example, a fat transfer to the lips will generally only warrant a 1 – 2-day recovery whereas a transfer to a larger section, such as the breast or buttocks, can take many more days. The sites will appear red and slightly swollen, but the results can be noticed almost immediately. The added bonus is the area where liposuction was used will look slimmer. Fat grafting yields beautiful and lasting results, but there will be some fat that reabsorbs back to the body. For some, an additional transfer may be necessary later on. There is minimal scarring associated with this treatment.

How much does a fat transfer cost?

Fat transfer prices will vary depending on many factors. In fat transfers to the butt or breasts, a larger volume of fat is needed, so surgical liposuction is used, and a lengthier process is incorporated to purify the fat and graft it where needed. Smaller fat transfers, like adding facial volume, require less fat and time. The volume amount required to reach your goals will be explained during your consultation with a team member, along with pricing estimates and payment methods we accept.

Where can I have fat transferred?

A fat transfer can be performed almost anywhere on your face or body that you want to add volume. Some of the most common areas are the buttocks (typically called the Brazilian butt lift), breasts, hands, and face. Fat grafting may be performed with breast implants or breast reconstruction to fix imperfections. Volume loss caused by aging in the face and hands can also be corrected with a fat transfer, particularly in the hollows under the eyes or to add shape to your lips. Talk to a team member during your initial consult about where you want to add volume so they can develop your personal fat transfer treatment plan.

How long will the results of a fat transfer last?

A fat transfer offers beautiful, effective results that can last long with proper care. We use the latest techniques to graft fat that minimizes reabsorption. However, there is generally a certain amount of fat that does not attach to its new location, so we often add slightly more fat than is needed. If you would like to touch up or enhance your appearance after a while, another fat transfer can be performed.

Take the Natural Approach

If you want to get fuller lips or fill in hollow areas or lines, this procedure may be a great option. Moreover, a fat transfer is an outstanding option for the body, such as the breasts. Drs. Heppe, Bautista, and Aflaki can use this procedure to help you achieve the look you wish without undergoing an invasive surgery requiring a lengthy recovery. We welcome you to contact our Fredericksburg, VA office to schedule your consultation at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

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