Fat Transfer

Autologous fat, or one’s own fat, is an ideal filler material. It is non-allergic, natural, easily available, and has the potential for long-term, natural-looking results. Fat transfer may also help patients from Arlington, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and other communities in the Washington, DC, metro area correct traumatic deformities such as scars and may allow select patients to avoid more extensive plastic surgery.

To learn more about fat transfer, request a cosmetic consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Houtan Chaboki online or call his office at (202) 800-2085.

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Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 316 Front View in Washington DC & Arlington , DC
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Lower blepharoplasty and facial fat transfer in a young woman

Many young women in the Washington DC area are concerned about dark circles and eye bags as they can affect their appearance. Fortunately, there are cosmetic treatment options available such as eyelid surgery, fat transfer, and facial filler injections that can help reduce eye bags and improve the overall appearance. Even young patients can e... Read More
Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 260 Front Close-Up  View in Washington DC & Arlington , DC
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Lower Blepharoplasty with fat transfer to rejuvenate the under-eye area in a middle-aged man

The eyes are one of the first areas patients want rejuvenated. Dark circles and under eye bags develop at a relatively early age. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is the method to modify eye skin and fat for a refreshed appearance.This Washington DC eyelid surgery patient disliked the appearance of excess lower eyelid skin and fat. He c... Read More
Before & After Neck Lift Case 87 Front View in Washington DC & Arlington , DC
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Neck liposuction with fat transfer to tighten and sculpt the face and neck of a middle-aged woman

Washington DC facelift candidates often ask plastic surgeons if alternatives exist for a traditional facelift. While nothing yet replaces face lift surgery for its rejuvenating effect, non-surgical options have been developed that can improve one's appearance without the downtime of traditional facial cosmetic surgery. Part of the reason non-... Read More
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Face/Neck Lift with silicone chin implant to rejuvenate the appearance of an older woman

Loose skin affects everyone to various degrees. Plastic surgeons typically observe skin laxity and sagging neck skin in patients over fifty. Fat also accumulates under the chin, and facial bones become thinner over time. Each anatomic factor (skin, muscle, fat, bone, etc) plays a different role in each patient to create a double chi... Read More
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Blepharoplasties and Brow Lift with facial fat transfer to rejuvenate the appearance of an older woman

Eyelid procedures are common in a Washington DC plastic surgery office. Both nonsurgical and surgical options are available to rejuvenate a person's appearance. Some may need smoother skin, while others may request improvement of eye bags and dark circles. The best plastic surgeons tailor procedures to the needs of each pa... Read More
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Facelift with facial fat transfer to refresh the appearance of an older woman

Facial skin, fat, and bone change gradually with time to various degrees in each patient to create a saggy and droopy appearance. As a result, plastic surgery treatment options will vary based on a patient's individual anatomy and personal preferences. Plastic surgeons will offer specific procedures so that patients c... Read More
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Revision facelift and neck lift to rejuvenate the face of an older woman

The face and neck continues to age despite cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgeons might be able to turn back the clock, however, cannot stop the clock of aging. Skin continues to sag and fat changes gradually with time. Each factor contributes to varying degrees to the appearance of the face, eyes, and neck in every patient. As a r... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 225 Right Side View in Washington DC & Arlington , DC
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Facelift with liposuction and facial fat transfer to achieve a naturally rejuvenated appearance

Men want plastic surgery of the face and neck too. Plastic surgery now has less stigma and greater acceptance as men are undergoing cosmetic surgery. This growth in plastic surgery offices from male aesthetic demand comes from men in all areas of life, from millennials to baby boomers and interns to chief executives.Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Is Fat Transfer Performed?

Fat transfer is commonly performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation. During the procedure, Dr. Chaboki takes small amounts of your own fat (usually from your abdomen) and injects the fat directly into your face to restore volume and augment facial structure.

Fat is gently harvested via a small liposuction cannula from your belly button, hips, legs, or buttocks. It is injected as tiny particles via a small syringe into the areas that require volume. These areas often include:

  • Upper and lower lips
  • Jawline and pre-jowl area
  • Nasolabial folds, often referred to as “parentheses”
  • Tear trough area under the eyes
  • Cheeks

Some patients may also benefit from fat in the temple areas, around the eye, and even the earlobe. A fat transfer is often complemented by other cosmetic surgery procedures like facelift surgery.

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Double Board-Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon

Houtan Chaboki, MD

Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Chaboki has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of the face and neck. When you choose him for your procedure, you’re choosing one of the most reputable facial plastic surgeons in DC, as well as a nationwide leader in preservation rhinoplasty.

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What Can I Expect After Fat Transfer?

Most patients have minimal swelling, discomfort and bruising after the procedure, which lasts a few weeks. Touch-up injections may occur several weeks after the first injection, once a majority of the swelling and bruising has subsided. In most cases, Dr. Chaboki will wait at least 6 to 8 weeks before considering repeat injection.

Alternatives to Fat Transfer

Restoring youth commonly involves adding volume, but some patients may have too much facial fat. These patients may benefit from buccal fat reduction to reduce facial volume and to create a more defined look.

This technique may allow select patients to avoid more extensive plastic surgery procedures such as facial implants. Many other options are available for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. For wrinkle reduction and enhancing volume, these options include facial fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic.

How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost in Washington, DC?

Facial fat transfer is a highly customized procedure, and the price you’ll pay for yours here in D.C. is largely dependent on a number of factors, including the details of your unique procedure. During your initial consultation, we offer you a personalized quote that includes the cost of the procedure itself as well as all associated fees. You can learn more about paying for plastic surgery on our Fees & Financing page.

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