Fat Transfer/Grafting for Body Contouring in Fredericksburg, VA
Dr. R. Shane Palmer of Surgical Arts of Virginia is recognized for the phenomenal results that he achieves with various body contouring procedures, such as fat grafting. When diet and exercise fail, his techniques help men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas of Virginia achieve the toned bodies that they desire.
What is Fat Grafting Body Contouring?
Fat grafting involves the transfer of fat from one area of the body to another. Fat grafting can be used to improve the face, hands, breasts, or buttocks. This safe, effective procedure produces natural-looking results without incisions. At Surgical Arts of Virginia and Ageless Innovations Medical Spa, Dr. R. Shane Palmer and his team use fat grafting to restore volume in the patient’s desired area.
What is the Cost of Fat Grafting Body Contouring in Fredericksburg, VA?
The cost of body contouring with fat transfer starts at $2,000. The cost does vary by patient, so we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Palmer to get a more accurate cost. Surgical Arts of Virginia accepts payment by cash, personal check, money order, and credit card. Financing is available through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending.
What Are the Benefits of Fat Transfer Body Contouring?
Fat grafting provides a variety of benefits for patients, including:
- Fat from your own body is used.
- Dramatic results.
- Fat transfer results are natural, long-lasting, and safe.
- Stem cells associated with fat help to rejuvenate overlying skin.
- Using your own fat allows for large volume enhancement not practical with other fillers.
- Intradermal fat grafting can help get rid of wrinkles and scars.
- Easy add-on to liposuction procedures
Is Fat Grafting Body Contouring Right for Me?
People choose fat grafting to the breasts if they want enlargement, but do not want implants. If you want rounding of the hips and/or projection to the buttocks, then fat grafting is an excellent choice.
If you are in generally good health, do not smoke, and have volume loss of the face or hands, then fat grafting may be a good choice. It is very important that all nicotine products are given up at least two weeks prior to the procedure and for several weeks afterward. If you are diabetic, your sugar should be well controlled and less fat “take” should be expected.
How is Fat Transfer Body Contouring Performed?
The goal of Dr. Palmer and his staff is to help you achieve the most appealing and natural-looking results, while making your surgical experience as easy and as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Palmer performs fat grafting under IV sedation with local anesthesia in the office’s surgical suite. He will harvest fat with a special liposuction cannula from a site predetermined with the patient. This fat will be processed and then injected into the area to be re-volumized. For smaller areas like the face and hands, the fat will be centrifuged and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) added before injection. For larger areas like the breasts and buttocks, the fat is processed with decanting before injection.
What is Fat Grafting Body Contouring Recovery Like?
After surgery, you will receive instructions regarding your post-surgical care. Most patients take one or two weeks off from work to recover. Patients can expect swelling in the treated areas that resolves within a few days to weeks, depending on the area(s) treated. While you will see visible results several weeks following your procedure, your results will continue to improve over the next few months. Results are often everlasting; however, touch-up procedures are occasionally necessary.
If you would like to learn more about our fat transfer body contouring for men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville and the nearby communities in Virginia, contact Surgical Arts of Virginia to schedule a complimentary consultation.