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Fat Transfer Specialist

Anteneh Roba, MD -  - Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-Aging & Wellness Center

Zinnia Aesthetics And Anti-Aging Clinic

Anteneh Roba, MD

Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-Aging & Wellness Center located in Fairfax, VA

Fat transfer involves transferring fat from one area of the body to another area to increase size and improve shape.The procedure involves removing fat by suctioning it out either manually (manual liposuction) or using a power assisted device to suction the fat (power assisted liposuction).

Fat Transfer Q & A


The procedure could be limited to one small area or involve a full-blown liposuction of an entire section of the body. It can be done in the operating room under general anesthesia, less common nowadays, or it can be done in an office or surgery center under local anesthesia using a solution called tumescent fluid which is a combination of medications to anesthetize the area treated, reduce bleeding. The anesthesia achieved allows the patient to have the surgery awake and pain-free.

What are the indications for fat transfer?

Areas on the body that have lost volume and are amenable to fat replacement treatment

What areas are usually treated with fat transfer?

1. Face
2. Breast
3  Hands
4. Penis
5. Buttocks (Brazilian butt lift)

What are the advantages of fat transfer?

1. It’s totally natural
2. No chance of allergic or immunologic reactions
3. Lasts for a long time
4. If done appropriately by qualified and experienced physician results can be excellent
5. Minimal downtime.

What are the side effects of fat transfer?

1. Infection
2. Bleeding
3. Fat emboli (rare)
4. Fat loss ( fat reabsorption or fat cell death)
5. Skin irregularities 
6. Swelling & Bruising
7. Pain
Considering the alternative, in most cases being full-blown surgery, fat transfer procedure is relatively non-invasive, less cost prohibitive, very safe procedure when done by an experienced and well-trained Doctor, with potentially excellent results.

Request more information about facial fat transfer today. Call 703-239-8392 or contact Dr Anteneh Roba online

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