Fat Grafting with Dr. Hubbard

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Dr. Hubbard offers fat grafting for Virginia Beach patients who want to rejuvenate their facial appearance while removing unwanted fat from other parts of the body. When used on the face, fat grafting can replace youthful volume that is often lost as a result of aging or weight loss. It is extremely natural-looking and actually re-creates a contour much closer to that of the past, before the changes of age. Fat grafting can create supple-looking skin and restore facial contours.

The best way to determine how fat injections in Virginia Beach can work for you is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hubbard. When appropriate, Dr. Hubbard will use photo imaging to demonstrate the physical changes possible with surgery. Dr. Hubbard has performed hundreds of these grafting plastic surgery procedures and is committed to your safety and satisfaction.

Request a consultation online or contact our office by calling (757) 687-1900 to discuss your options.

Fat Grafting
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    This 69-year-old from North Carolina lost a very large amount of weight. This weight loss although very healthy, did accelerate all three aspects of aging of the face: sagging, wrinkling and gaunt... View Case 

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    This woman in her late forties traveled from central Virginia to meet with Dr. Hubbard about her eyes.  She felt that the excess skin on her lids and the bags under her eyes made her look olde... View Case 

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    This 58-year-old Face Lift patient also underwent blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) and had ... View Case 

Is Fat Grafting for Me?

Virginia Beach fat grafting patients often choose this procedure because they are bothered by facial hollows that appear thin or sunken. Common treatment areas include beneath the eyes, the cheeks (either next to the nose or toward the cheekbones), nasolabial folds (laugh lines), the lips, temples, jawline and chin. In some cases, fat grafting can also minimize the appearance of "jowls," especially if a little fat is suctioned from the jowls at the same time.

During Your Procedure

This procedure involves harvesting healthy fat cells from an area of the body where excess fat is present, and then transferring the fat to parts of the face where hollowing has occurred. Fat harvesting is accomplished by using liposuction to remove fat from a donor area – typically the stomach, love-handles, or thighs. The removed fat is then purified and injected into the appropriate locations on the face.

Healing after Surgery

Recuperation time from fat grafting will vary depending on the number of facial locations injected. Typically, patients can return to their normal routines in 7 to 10 days. You may feel slightly sore after liposuction, as though you have just finished a strenuous workout. This is normal and will resolve within a few days.

Facial swelling is common after fat injections. This swelling can sometimes distort the results temporarily. It may take a few weeks for the more obvious swelling to resolve. After 4 months, the fat grafting results change very little.

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A Complete Makeover

Fat grafting is very effective when used alone, but it can also accompany other procedures such as a facelift or eyelid surgery. Performing laser skin resurfacing in addition to fat grafting can provide further improvements in the skin's overall texture and tone.

You May Also Need to Know

Fat grafting is perhaps the greatest advancement in surgical facial rejuvenation in the past 20 years. In the early days of fat grafting, the technique was quite controversial and many surgeons questioned its long-term effectiveness. Now, the debate is over. In fact, at international cosmetic surgery meetings, surgeons who do not use fat grafting for facial rejuvenation are usually not included in major panel discussions.

The amazing success of fat grafting (which some call "liquid gold") has developed for a number of reasons. We now know how much fat to inject, and in which areas, in order to achieve consistent, successful results. Instrumentation has advanced far beyond what it was in the past. Today, Dr. Hubbard injects fat through a thin needle that causes only a pin prick and leaves no after mark. This modern method makes fat grafting extremely safe.

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