Aging skin typically tends to sag, wrinkle and crease. This is directly a result of the skin’s natural tendency to lose elasticity. With a technique like fat transfer, there is a way to help fight the signs of aging by using your own natural body fat!

Fat transfer is a cosmetic surgical technique provided by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. JoAnne Lopes where fat is taken from one area of the body and transferred to another area.

Often times, fat is taken from the hips, thighs or buttocks — places where there is excess fatty tissue. This can be done with liposuction or with a syringe.

The fat is then injected into areas of the face like the cheeks and neck in order to create a more youthful, perky appearance. It restores volume and fills wrinkles.

To learn more about fat transfer, consult with Dr. Lopes. Contact us at our office in Virginia Beach to schedule an appointment.