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Can you burn the fat from a fat transfer or just your own original fat?

Can you burn the fat from a fat transfer or just your own original fat?

Fat absorption: The fat that has been transferred to a different area of the body can loose volume because some of the fat can be absorbed in comparison to native fat. ...Read more

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Dr. John Walker
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Fat Transfer (Definition)

Harvesting fat, usually through liposuction, and putting it in a distant area, usually without an attached blood supply. Other types include attaching "flap"s through various methods of reattaching blood flow. Fat transfer by injecting a patients own fat, never someone else's, into flatter, or hollow areas to add volume relies on new blood vessel formation that the area fat ...Read more


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Is fat transfer ever done with just a local anesthetic? Does fat transfer always require general anesthesia, or can it be done with a local? .

Is fat transfer ever done with just a local anesthetic? Does fat transfer always require general anesthesia, or can it be done with a local?

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Fat Transfer Anes: For limited areas of fat harvest and transfer - for example just on the face, it is often done in the office or under local anesthesia with or without oral sedation. ...Read more

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Is fat transfer ever done with just a local anesthetic? Does fat transfer always require general anesthesia, or can it be done with a local? .

Is fat transfer ever done with just a local anesthetic? Does fat transfer always require general anesthesia, or can it be done with a local?

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No General Needed: This procedure can be done under local anesthesia with sedation. It often depends on the patient as to which anesthetics type is used for a procedure. Unless there is an absolute reason why a type can not be used most anesthesiologists are flexible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fat transfer?

What is the definition or description of: fat transfer?

One area to another: Harvesting fat, usually through liposuction, and putting it in a distant area, usually without an attached blood supply. Other types include attaching "flap"s through various methods of reattaching blood flow. Fat transfer by injecting a patients own fat, never someone else's, into flatter, or hollow areas to add volume relies on new blood vessel formation that the area fat is transferred to grows. ...Read more

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Is having fat transfer surgery safe?

Is having fat transfer surgery safe?

Minimal risks: All surgeries have risk but this one is usually quite safe. ...Read more

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What kind of incisions are needed for fat transfer? How big are the incisions for fat transfer? .

Fat Transfer Scars: Fat transfer only requires tiny incisions just big enough for the liposuction cannula to remove fat (generally 2-4 mm in size). http://drnichter.com/fat-grafts-face-buttocks-breast/. ...Read more

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Is fat transfer to lips permanent?

Is fat transfer to lips permanent?

Yes: What ever is there after a few weeks is living tissue that should last as long as you do. ...Read more

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Herbs for breast increase or fat transfer?

Herbs for breast increase or fat transfer?

Weary : I would be weary about herbal medicines to increase breast size. Also, there is no great data on the safety of fat transfer for breast enhancement. Although it appears it may be safe, long term data is not completely there too. I would stick with implants for augmentation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bruising after a facial fat transfer?

Yes: Bruising can and will occur anywhere there is trauma to the body. Introducing needles and cannulas to the face to inject fat can certainly cause bruising. ...Read more

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