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Facelifts, Fat Transfers, and Fillers … Oh My!

By: Austin-Weston


facelifts and fillers

When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you often wish for the fountain of youth? Droopy jowls, hollow cheekbones, and lost facial volume are just a few of the inevitable signs of aging. If you are searching for ways to look more youthful, rest-assured, you are not alone. The popularity of facial contouring and rejuvenation for both men and women is on the rise as everyone is looking for a solution to look younger. Whether your quest takes you to choose a more temporary or long-term route, finding the right, highly specialized plastic surgeon is crucial. Today’s noninvasive options are often temporary, but the choices are plentiful, such as BOTOX and dermal fillers. Other, more invasive procedures like a facelift or fat transfer provide men and women with long term results. The first step in facial rejuvenation is to find the right plastic surgeon who understands the resources needed to fight the aging process, coupled with experience and training to deliver stunning results.

The plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, have performed countless facial rejuvenation procedures for women and men in Northern Virginia. Their expert advice helps navigate patients through the details and steer them in the right direction towards the appropriate treatment and possible combinations to make patients look like themselves, only better. If you are looking for a more youthful appearance, then dermal fillers, fat transfers, or a facelift could be the solution for you.

Dermal Fillers

As we age, our bodies naturally lose fat, especially in the face. Your once voluptuous cheeks and eyes may be now hollowed-looking and dull. Dermal fillers temporarily restore fullness and reduce wrinkles in the soft tissue of the face. Fillers are carefully injected under the skin’s surface to target expression lines and fine wrinkles. The plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers a wide variety of customizable cosmetic injectable fillers to women and men in Northern Virginia who are seeking help to erase the signs of aging.

Below are some of the injectable dermal fillers we offer at Austin-Weston:

  • Juvéderm XC: Treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles, deep frown lines, and folds around the nose and mouth.
  • Juvéderm Ultra Plus: This option is slightly more plumping than XC. It is used in similar areas of the face.
  • Juvéderm Voluma: Provides a smooth, natural-looking lift in the mid-face and restores a youthful contour to the cheek area.
  • Juvéderm Volbella: Increases lip fullness and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines.
  • Juvéderm Vollure: Treats laugh and marionette lines.
  • Radiesse: Reduces wrinkles by stimulating the body to produce new collagen.
  • Restylane: Fills in wrinkles and facial folds
  • Restylane Lyft: Augments cheeks for a fuller cheekbone area that lifts the lower face.
  • Restylane Defyne and Refyne: Erases lines around the mouth.
  • Belotero: Softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
  • Bellafill: Addresses nasolabial folders or smile lines.
  • Kybella: Melts fat beneath the chin.


The plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston are skilled and trusted experts in facial cosmetic surgery procedures. Many patients in Northern Virginia have loose skin and less elasticity in their faces, resulting in saggy cheeks, jowls, folds around the nose and mouth, and sagging neck skin. A facelift has long-term results and restores the facial contour to a more youthful appearance. This procedure removes excess fat, tightens muscles, and pulls the skin of your face and neck into a tighter shape. Whether you need a traditional facelift or a mid-face lift, which focuses on the lower eyelid to the upper lip, you can anticipate a younger looking appearance. It is also common for patients to include a neck lift simultaneously with a facelift to reduce excess fat deposits and eliminate sagging neck skin.

Fat transfer

With aging, comes fat loss in the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. A fat transfer aims to restore the heart-shaped face reminiscent of younger years. A fat transfer, also known as facial fat grafting, is the transfer of fat, typically taken from the abdomen or thighs via liposuction, to the face to create fullness, plump creases, and add volume. This procedure is less invasive than a facelift and only requires small incisions while still producing a more radiant appearance. Some patients even prefer this method to dermal fillers since it is inherently more natural in substance by transferring the patient's own fat. Another advantage over dermal fillers is its ability for a larger volume of fat to be injected at a lower cost along with longer lasting results. Patients in Northern Virginia who do not have excess fat may not be candidates for this procedure, and fillers may be the better option. Whether you choose dermal fillers, a facelift, or a fat transfer, they can all make you look and feel great. These facial rejuvenation techniques all have the unique ability to take years off your face, restoring your confidence. The plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA are leading experts in the most current facial cosmetic procedures in the Northern Virginia area. Attention to detail and achieving patients’ goals are of utmost concern for the entire staff. If you are noticing signs of aging and are interested in any of the procedures mentioned, we encourage you to call our office today to set up a consultation with one of our experienced, plastic surgeons.


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