Fat Transfer and Injections Near Washington DC
Need more volume in your skin? If you live in Washington, D.C., Columbia, MD, or any of the surrounding communities, Nia Banks, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, is a perfectionist who treats your body like a work of art, and she can help you with fat transfer and Injection treatments at the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, located in Lanham, MD.
What is Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat transfer, or fat grafting, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using your own fat, which can typically be taken from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, or buttocks, to enhance your appearance in those areas that have lost volume. Once the fat has been harvested and purified, it is then injected into areas that need more volume, including your lips, nasolabial folds (which are the folds from the corners of your mouth to your nose), under your eyes, your cheeks and chin area, and those other parts of your face and body that need augmentation. Because it’s fat taken from your own body, you don’t need to worry about allergic reactions or complications, and the results can last longer than with dermal fillers or other forms of treatment.
What are the Benefits of Fat Transfer and Injections?
Facial fat grafting offers an alternative to facial fillers, with longer lasting results based on all natural substances taken from your own body and then purified, before being re-injected to add volume where it’s lacking on your body. If you’re a patient who likes the quick results you can see from temporary facial fillers, then you will be thrilled with the natural and more permanent results that can be achieved with facial fat grafting. Microlipoinjection, also known as autologous fat transfer and injections, is a phenomenal way to restore your youth without any risk of allergic reaction. Contact us now to set up your consultation with Dr. Banks!
Who is a Candidate for Fat Transfer and Injections?
Do you have areas on your body that could benefit from greater volume and smoothness? Whether it’s wrinkled, folds of skin or lack of volume, fat transfer and injections is an ideal way to give yourself more volume, while losing unwanted fat from another area of your body. Almost any area can be used for harvesting, but the abdomen is easily accessible, and incisions can be hidden within the umbilicus or in the hair-bearing skin of the pubic area. Once the fat is purified, it can be injected into any area that you and Dr. Banks choose to target for volume restoration.
What is the Procedure for Fat Transfer and Injections?
Fat grafting takes from one to two hours, and it is performed as an outpatient procedure using a local anesthetic. The facial fat grafting procedure starts with Dr. Banks using a small syringe or cannula to harvest fat from a donor site. The fat is then spun in a centrifuge and purified to separate any excess fluid and impaired fat cells so that only undamaged fat cells are used again. The fat is then placed in small syringes and re-injected into those natural fat compartments in your face where volume has been lost. After your fat grafting procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room where you will be monitored until you are ready to be released. Any discomfort can be controlled with medication prescribed by Dr. Banks, and you will be advised to rest for a few days following your procedure. There is usually some minor bruising and swelling, but that will quickly diminish, and your overall results can last for up to three years.
How Much Do Fat Transfer and Injections Cost?
Your costs for fat transfer and injections will vary based on your unique needs. Every patient is different, and each patient’s unique needs are different as well, so take the time to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Banks who will go over in detail all of your options and personal goals. It’s her goal to make sure every treatment is uniquely customized to each patient, so give us a call today to set up your appointment. During your initial consultation with Dr. Banks, you will find that she not only has an extremely comforting spirit but that she is a perfectionist who will treat your body like a work of art. She is very professional and spends your visit talking about the procedure, which gives you much more time to discuss your concerns about the procedure. Our entire staff is courteous and professional, focused on making sure you have a very good experience in a very comfortable atmosphere. But most importantly to you, from a patient’s perspective, is our entire team’s knowledge and willingness to explain every detail and to answer any questions you may have about your treatment or procedure, in addition to questions about payment and financing.
“Amazing…absolutely amazing.” That’s what past patients of Nia Banks, M.D., have had to say about her work. Dr. Banks and the entire staff at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery is courteous and professional, focused on making sure patients in Washington, DC, Columbia, MD, and the surrounding communities have a very good experience in a very comfortable atmosphere. Contact us today to set up your complimentary fat transfer and injections consultation with Dr. Banks!
Meet Dr. Nia Banks
Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Click to read more