Natural Beauty with Fat Grafting by Dr. JoAnne Lopes

When it comes to rejuvenating and enhancing your appearance, the solution may already lie within you. Fat grafting, an innovative procedure offered by the renowned Dr. JoAnne Lopes in Virginia Beach, artfully utilizes your body’s natural resources to restore volume and contour to desired areas. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lopes’ mastery in fat grafting has made her one of the most sought-after professionals in the field.

Fat grafting is a cutting-edge treatment that involves harvesting fat cells from one part of your body, purifying them, and then strategically injecting them into areas that might need volume or contouring. Whether it’s the subtle restoration of youthful plumpness to the face, enhancing the curvature of the buttocks, or revitalizing the hands, Dr. Lopes’ expertise ensures results that are both natural-looking and long-lasting.

What sets fat grafting apart, especially as performed by Dr. Lopes, is the personalized approach. Every body is unique, and Dr. Lopes takes the time to understand your individual goals and anatomy, crafting a plan that is uniquely tailored to you. Unlike artificial fillers, fat grafting uses your body’s natural materials, minimizing the risk of allergic reactions and ensuring a more harmonious result.

At Dr. Lopes’ Cosmetic Surgery Center, achieving the look you’ve always desired isn’t just a dream—it’s a reality that’s within your reach. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let Dr. Lopes guide you on a transformational journey that leverages your body’s own beauty to create a more confident, radiant you.

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Benefits of Fat Grafting with Dr. Lopes

Natural Results:

Fat grafting uses your own body fat to enhance and reshape specific areas, ensuring that the results look and feel completely natural, blending seamlessly with your existing contours.

Dual Benefit:

This procedure not only enhances the targeted area but also allows for the removal of unwanted fat from another part of the body. It’s a two-in-one benefit, sculpting one area while augmenting another.

Minimally Invasive:

Fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning shorter recovery times and less discomfort compared to more extensive surgeries. You can get back to your daily routine more quickly, with less noticeable scarring.


Fat grafting can be applied to various parts of the body, including the face, breasts, and buttocks. This flexibility makes it an ideal choice for individuals looking to address multiple concerns through a single procedure.

Long-Lasting Impact:

Under the expert care of Dr. JoAnne Lopes, fat grafting offers long-lasting and durable results. Unlike temporary fillers, the effects of fat grafting can be permanent, giving you the lasting enhancement you desire without the need for continual maintenance.

Our patients glow, and their reviews shine!

Answered all questions and discussed all options and likely outcomes before any treatments. I felt comfortable and in competent hands throughout! Did I mention it was my first time? Highly recommend Dr Lopes and staff. 🌞
Patricia C
Patricia C
I have had the best experience seeing Rachel for a number of things over the past couple of months. She has been attentive to every concern I have whether it’s knew or correcting something that wasn’t caused by her. She has a great way of meeting your expectations of a certain “look” or “feel” while also encompassing her professional opinion in a way that doesn’t undermine your own vision; this approach she takes melds her professional advise and your vision together to give you a result that’s better than you could have imagined. One of the best aspects about this approach is that her recommendations aren’t the ones that are the most expensive, but the ones that you actually need. I have been to offices that only recommended the highest cost solution and felt like I was just treated as another sale for their bottom line. The trust that I have developed with her is rare, and I will follow her wherever she goes for any filler, Botox, MOXY, laser, and other treatments I may want in the future. The rest of the staff however, are just as amazing. From the moment you walk in and are greeted by the front desk to the seeing the other staff in passing while you’re headed to your appointment room, you are welcomed in such a way it’s like seeing old friends. This is a wonderful establishment and highly recommended to anyone and everyone.
Jade McKeon
Jade McKeon
I had Sculptra done with Dr. Lopes and she is the best injector! I didn’t have any pain with the deep injections and I can tell that the Sculptra will work out great for my volume loss in my cheeks. And her office staff was so caring, Brook (her assistant)was very informative and super lovely and Rain made me feel so at home there. Thanks so much to you Dr. Lopes and your lovely staff!
Lisa Trematore
Lisa Trematore
Grab a drink, this is a long one! I have dealt with facial hair for almost all of my adult life and I almost almost 40. It was embarrassing to have someone stand close to me or touch my face because of the hair. Finally, I made the choice to get laser hair removal and found Cosmetic Surgery Center based on Google reviews! I requested an appointment online in December 2022 and received a phone call to finalize the appointment and understand what I was looking for. I arrived at my appointment and met Rachel. She gave me a price quote and treated my face and neck for the first time, that day. For about 8 months I have been getting the laser every 4-ish weeks. My neck has NEVER looked better! When I tell you it has changed my life, I am serious! It is the best investment and I have Rachel to thank for my new found confidence! Since the laser I have conquered my fears and got a new tattoo, a Brazilian wax and new brows. It has truly changed how I feel about myself. At first I was amazed that I didn't have to shave daily, now I go daysssss without a single hair and no makeup to cover my 5 o'clock shadow. I am pretty sure my face is now 95% hair free. There are a few stubborn hairs that won't die but compared to my full beard when I started, those don't even bother me. Rachel is nice, we have great convos and she is quick! She has also helped me remove a few pesky skin tags I had on my neck. She is truly a gem. I look forward to getting more treatments here. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! Meghan T
Meghan Tetreault
Meghan Tetreault
I felt very compelled to write to your office this morning concerning the treatments that I received yesterday at your office. I was a patient of Dr. Hugo’s years ago and decided to change cosmetic surgery centers during a transition time. I started my treatments at McDaniels Surgery at that time and have been going there ever since. You ran a special a while back with Representatives of Dysport, so I decided to try this new Botox replacement at your office and had good results. I then made another appointment to come back to receive Dysport again on July 24, 2023 at 1pm. Your office called and actually stated that the young lady whom I was supposed to have an appointment with, was not working on Mondays. I stated my week was tight and could I get another technician for the same timeframe? They accommodated me immediately with Rachel Strehle. I hope I am spelling her name correctly, this was such a blessing in disguise. To my astonishment, she was amazing. She was super informative, professional and compassionate. I have to say, in all the years that I have received filler and botox, never has someone taken so much quality time and explained procedures in the way that she did. She listened to my concerns and gave me options to consider. To my surprise, I did not bruise at all, which is rarely the case. I have always come home with bruises and blood spots from these treatments in the past, so this was quite amazing. Not only did I not bruise, but my skin (face) looks the best it ever has after having treatments like these. Rachel Strehle is definitely a huge asset to the Cosmetic Surgery Center, and I plan to switch over completely. I couldn’t be more satisfied with my results, thank you.
Bridgette Hoilman
Bridgette Hoilman
Dr JoAnne Lopes and her staff are excellent. They listened to what I wanted and were responsive and answered all of my questions. They never made me feel pressured to have a particular treatment or procedure done. They were great at giving me realistic expectations regarding my recovery and post- op results. I had: facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty ( bags under my eyes) and CO2 laser treatment. And what was so amazing I had no PAIN. I am sure everyone is different on pain but i had none. Thank you Dr Lopes again. Very please with my results.
Deborah dankmyer
Deborah dankmyer
On 4/7 I had a labiaplasty performed by Dr. Lopes and I could not be happier with the results and the whole experience with Dr. Lopes and her entire staff. Labiaplasty was not an option I was aware of until the past year and due to the sensitive nature I was a little embarrassed but Dr. Lopes and staff made me feel so comfortable and assured that it’s not as uncommon as I thought. The procedure its self was quick and painless and recovery a breeze. I am so thankful to Dr. Lopes and staff and highly recommend them for any cosmetic/plastic surgical needs.
Mary Copeland
Mary Copeland

Are You a Candidate for Fat Grafting with Dr. JoAnne Lopes?

Determining if you are an ideal candidate for fat grafting involves a thorough consultation with Dr. Lopes, where your unique needs, goals, and medical history will be considered. Typically, good candidates for fat grafting:

  • Have Adequate Fat Reserves: Since the procedure requires fat to be harvested from one area of the body to be used in another, candidates should have enough excess fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs, or flanks.

  • Desire Natural Enhancement: Individuals looking for a natural way to enhance or reshape specific areas of the body without synthetic implants may find fat grafting to be the perfect solution.

  • Are in Good Overall Health: A healthy body can better handle the surgery and heal effectively, ensuring optimal results. Those without significant medical conditions that could affect healing are often ideal candidates.

  • Have Realistic Expectations: Understanding what fat grafting can achieve and maintaining realistic expectations about the results is essential. Dr. Lopes will ensure you have a clear vision of what to expect from the procedure during your consultation.

  • Non-Smokers: Smoking can negatively impact the healing process, so non-smokers or those willing to quit before and after the surgery tend to have better outcomes.

If fat grafting sounds like the right choice for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Lopes’ Cosmetic Surgery Center in Virginia Beach. Schedule your personalized consultation today and take the first step toward the enhanced appearance you’ve been dreaming of. Dr. Lopes’ expertise in this innovative procedure ensures a tailored approach that puts your unique needs and desires at the forefront of your transformation.

About Your Consultation


Comprehensive Health Evaluation

During your consultation with Dr. JoAnne Lopes, expect a thorough review of your medical history and current health status. This will include any pre-existing conditions, medications you’re currently taking, and any past surgical procedures. It’s crucial to provide complete and accurate information to ensure your safety and the success of the surgery.


Discussion of Goals and Expectations

Dr. Lopes will take the time to understand your cosmetic goals and expectations. She will give you a realistic picture of what the procedure can achieve and ensure your goals align with these possibilities. This discussion will help you develop a shared vision for the results of the procedure.


Physical Examination and Procedure Explanation

Dr. Lopes will perform a physical examination, which is crucial in planning the procedure. She will discuss the procedure in detail, explaining the steps involved, the techniques she uses, and what you can expect during recovery. This information will help you feel informed and confident about the process.


Semaglutide Weight Loss Program

A high BMI can sometimes pose challenges to both safety and results, we are proud to offer a comprehensive Weight Loss Program for patients with a BMI over 35. Central to this program is the use of Semaglutide, an FDA-approved medication known for its efficacy in weight management. Semaglutide works by mimicking a hormone that targets areas of the brain which regulate appetite and food intake. When integrated with a balanced diet and regular physical activity, our Semaglutide Weight Loss Program can be a powerful tool for achieving a healthier weight, making you a better candidate for surgery, and paving the way for optimal surgical outcomes.

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Where artistry meets innovation in cosmetic solutions.

The Cosmetic Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art facility featuring advanced examination, operating, and recovery rooms. From the instant you step into our office, you'll be immersed in a serene, inviting environment. Dr. Joanne Lopes' team of experts combines clinical excellence with a warm, compassionate approach to ensure your utmost satisfaction. Conveniently situated just off the Virginia Beach Expressway on Louisa Ave, our center is easily accessible for all your cosmetic needs.

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Experienced Doctors

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Professional Environment

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Compassionate Care

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Convenient Location

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Cosmetic Surgery Center

A Woman's Touch, a Surgeon's Hands

Dr. Joanne Lopes, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

(757) 497-5400

328 Louisa Ave #110, Virginia Beach, VA 23454