At Sherber+Rad, we’re witnessing a rising trend in facial rejuvenation. Many people prefer non-surgical treatments that work well and are less harsh. These treatments, such as facial fat transfer and dermal fillers, can make your face look fresher and more natural with little recovery time. This shift towards non-surgical approaches is reshaping the landscape of facial aesthetics.

Allow us to introduce our team of experts. Dr. Rad is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a pioneer in facial cosmetic surgery. He puts your satisfaction first, helping you select the best facial procedure involving fat grafting. Dr. Sherber is a board-certified dermatologist and a master of filler treatments. She offers a range of services, including dermal fillers, Botox, laser skin rejuvenation, and skin cancer treatments.

Understanding Facial Fat Transfer

Facial fat transfer, or fat grafting, involves harvesting fat from one area (e.g., the abdomen or thighs), purifying it, and strategically injecting it into facial regions. At Sherber+Rad, Dr. Rad employs precise techniques, using advanced cannulas to sculpt facial contours with the patient’s own purified fat. This approach ensures natural and enduring results. 

Dr. Rad’s approach at Sherber+Rad ensures the longevity of outcomes by using the patient’s purified fat to enhance facial contours. The procedure restores volume and minimizes scarring, providing a refreshed and harmonious appearance. 

Ideal candidates for facial fat grafting are those seeking a safe and minimally invasive option with long-lasting results. This procedure suits individuals with deflated or hollowed facial areas who desire a rejuvenated look.

The Role of Fillers in Facial Enhancement

Dermal fillers are a non-invasive method that can help address the signs of aging, such as volume loss and wrinkles. They come in a variety of forms, including hyaluronic acid, collagen, and poly-L-lactic acid, each playing a unique role in enhancing facial aesthetics.

At Sherber+Rad, these fillers are meticulously injected into specific areas to restore facial volume and smooth out wrinkles. For instance, hyaluronic acid fillers work by attracting and retaining moisture, creating a natural plumping effect, while collagen fillers help stimulate skin elasticity.

The benefits of fillers extend beyond their rejuvenating effects to include minimal downtime, making them a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles. Ideal candidates for dermal fillers are seeking a non-surgical solution for volume loss and wrinkles, desiring a swift and effective treatment with natural and refreshed results.

For patients who are new to aesthetic treatments starting with filler offers the comfort knowing that small improvements can be done with immediate feedback from patients about the results, as well as the ability to layer more filler at subsequent visits and, in the rare circumstance where one wants to reverse the result, filler can be easily dissolved. If one likes the filler results then s/he can move on to permanent volumization with fat transfer. 

Comparing Outcomes and Longevity

In comparing outcomes and longevity, facial fat transfer and fillers present distinct advantages. Facial fat grafting, using your purified fat, offers natural and enduring results by restoring volume and minimizing scarring. Dr. Rad’s expertise ensures precision in sculpting facial contours for a harmonious appearance. 

Conversely, fillers provide immediate results with minimal downtime, including hyaluronic acid and collagen variants. While they offer convenience, their longevity may vary. You will know more about this after consulting with Dr. Sherber. 

Testimonials from Dr. Rad’s and Dr. Sherber’s patients emphasize the exceptional care, expertise, and natural-looking results they have experienced under their guidance. Patient satisfaction is high for both procedures, with individuals often achieving their desired aesthetic goals. The choice between facial fat transfer and fillers depends on individual preferences, with Dr. Rad and Dr. Sherber guiding patients toward personalized solutions for lasting and natural-looking results.

Safety and Recovery

Safety is a top priority when it comes to facial fat transfer and fillers. Under the expertise of professionals such as Dr. Rad and Dr. Sherber, who are highly qualified in these procedures, there’s a track record of safety and reliability.

Recovery times can vary, but patients can usually return to their regular routine quickly. Some swelling and bruising may occur after a facial fat transfer, but these effects are typically short-lived. If you get fillers, you may experience temporary redness or swelling.

It is crucial to follow post-procedure care guidelines diligently, including avoiding excessive sun exposure and adhering to prescribed medications. Hydration and gentle skincare routines are emphasized for optimal recovery, ensuring a smooth and comfortable healing process.


The choice between facial fat transfer and fillers depends on individual preferences and desired outcomes. Dr. Rad’s expertise, artistic vision, and commitment to patient well-being make him a trusted choice for those seeking facial rejuvenation. Dr. Sherber’s expertise in skin diseases and collagen biology should assure you that if you need fillers or similar treatments, she can guide you toward the right solution. Choosing a qualified and experienced practitioner is crucial for achieving natural-looking results with minimal risks.

Contact Us Today

Schedule a consultation at Sherber+Rad in Washington, D.C. today. Call us at 202 . 517 . 7299 or fill out the online form on our website to book your consultation.