Fat Transfer and Injections in McLean, VA

Fat transfer and injections are a popular technique that use unwanted fat from the body to enhance facial volume. This produces results that are both natural and incredibly long-lasting. At Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics, we offer this treatment to men and women living in Virginia including McLean, Falls Church, Tysons, Arlington plus the Washington DC area.

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What Are Fat Transfer and Injections?

Fat transfer and injections are a facial rejuvenation treatment that use your body’s natural fat to restore volume to the face. This treatment involves removing fat from an area of the body,  like the abdomen, legs or buttocks, and injecting that fat into the face. By using fat from your body, we are able to eliminate the risk of allergic reactions and other effects that may occur with dermal filler products. Plus, body fat will produce results that look completely natural and last much longer than traditional dermal filler treatments. This technique is also referred to as fat grafting.

What is the Fat Transfer and Injection Treatment Like?

The fat transfer and injection treatment begins with liposuction to collect the required fat. Many patients choose to remove fat from their legs, abdomen or buttocks, achieving a more sculpted appearance in these areas as a benefit. Once the fat is collected, it is purified to prepare it for injection. Then, the fat will be injected into and around the desired areas of the face. This process can take about an hour but may take longer depending on your specific treatment goals.

What is Recovery Like After Fat Transfer and Injections?

Recovery after fat transfer and injections is unique because you will be healing in two areas. You will be healing at the injection site, similar to after a dermal filler treatment, and in the area where liposuction was performed. As a result, most patients take a few days off of their normal activities to heal and let the initial swelling and bruising fade. Most patients are able to return to their usual routine within about a week of treatment.

What Results Can I Expect from Fat Transfer and Injections?

The results from your fat transfer and injections will be noticeable immediately. However, not all fat will survive the fat grafting procedure, and you may notice some initial swelling after your treatment. For these reasons, your initial results may be a little more exaggerated than you can expect your final results to be. Your final results should be visible within a few weeks. Unlike dermal filler products, the body will not break down the transferred fat over time; you will only notice gradual changes in facial volume due to the natural aging process. This means that the results from fat transfer and injections are essentially permanent.

If you are considering fat transfer and injections at Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We are proud to offer this and other injectable treatments to the residents of Virginia including McLean, Falls Church, Tysons, Arlington plus the Washington DC area.