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I had fat added to the end of my chin in a fat transfer and now my chin looks too long/high for my face. Is it possible to remove/sculpt that fat?

I had fat added to the end of my chin in a fat transfer and now my chin looks too long/high for my face. Is it possible to remove/sculpt that fat?

Yes: You should return to see whoever performed the fat transfer if possible. It should be relatively simple to sculpt the fat or remove any excess. If you had it done
recently, part of the problem could be swelling that will resolve, so don't move too quickly! ...Read more

Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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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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How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer? I can't take too much time off of work for surgery, but I don't want to go into work with a swollen, unnatural-looking face after having a fat transfer to treat my wrinkles. How long will it take

How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer? I can't take too much time off of work for surgery, but I don't want to go into work with a swollen, unnatural-looking face after having a fat transfer to treat my wrinkles. How long will it take

Probably too long: Facial fat transfer to restore volume loss with aging that will work will leave you swollen for several weeks. Patients frequently go back to work after two, but can remain swollen for several depending on the volume, and health of the patient. If you are in a rush for (any) results after (any) cosmetic surgery (except possibly synthetic fillers, you will most likely be frustrated. ...Read more

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Which offers a better treatment for facial wrinkles, a fat transfer or a face lift? I have deep wrinkles on my forehead and around my mouth. Will a face lift be effective to get rid of these facial wrinkles, or would injecting fat give me longer lasting r

Which offers a better treatment for facial wrinkles, a fat transfer or a face lift? I have deep wrinkles on my forehead and around my mouth. Will a face lift be effective to get rid of these facial wrinkles, or would injecting fat give me longer lasting r

For: For wrinkles on the forehead, consider botox. Wrinkles on the forehead are the result of contracting forehead muscles and Botox is the only treatment that truly addresses that by temporarily paralyzing the forehead muscles. A facelift is more for sagging skin and would only partially reduce the look of the forehead wrinkle. Filler substances won't address the underlying problem on the forehead. Fillers such as juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) work well around the mouth, though. ...Read more

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Can I do massage to my face after fat transfer to face?

Can I do massage to my face after fat transfer to face?

Do not: I've never asked any of my patients to massage their fat transfer. ...Read more

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Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Short term: You will definitely have some short term facial swelling after fat transfer. This will resolve after a couple of weeks, but may require up to three months for complete resolution. Occasionally, those with significant weight gain will notice weight gain in the fat transferred areas. ...Read more

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What can be done for a facial fat transfer that has left my face too broad laterally?

What can be done for a facial fat transfer that has left my face too broad laterally?

Speak To The Surgeon: Speak to the surgeon to discuss your concerns and get specific advice and recommendations. If you are still not satisfied, schedule consults with other board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your current concerns and receive specific advice and recommendations based on consult. ...Read more

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Can fat transfer be done on the face? Can fat transfer be used to fill deep wrinkles and other sagging areas on the face? .

Can fat transfer be done on the face? Can fat transfer be used to fill deep wrinkles and other sagging areas on the face? .

Yes absolutely! L: In pre-facelift aged patients (not yet ready for a facelift) it is a great option. It can be even better with judicious use of neck and facial liposuction. Fat transfer does involve a few weeks of swelling, which is unavoidable, probably two before return to normalish dimensions. ...Read more

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Hi I have suffered from some fat loss on face from IPL. I do not want fillers or risky fat transfer. Can I benefit from PRP? Other suggestions? Thanx

PRP itself: Will not bring about much filling volume. One option is to use fibrinogenic fillers made out of PPP (platelet poor plasma). PPP when treated appropriately can be a great natural filler. I perform this procedure in Miami, Florida.

One drawback is that fibrinogenic fillers from PPP do not last as long as fat transfer, they tend to last from 3-5 months. ...Read more

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Need jowels lifted & slight neck lift. One dr. Does smart lipo & fat transfer. Other dr. Does traditional face lift? Will the results be the same?

Need jowels lifted & slight neck lift. One dr. Does smart lipo & fat transfer. Other dr. Does traditional face lift? Will the results be the same?

No: Smart lipo and fat transfer can be used in addition to facelifts. Depending the extent of your condition, either may improve your jowls and lipo dystrophy. But all things considered, lipo will not provide the same extent of results as a formal facelift. ...Read more

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What is the best method/technique of fat harvesting and injecting? Dear doctors, I have linear morphea on my face. I consulted some cosmetic surgeons, they all advised me fat transfer to fill/correct the depression (fat loss) on the face caused by the m

As: As other surgeons have indicated, the most important factor in a successful fat transfer procedure is proper, gentle handling of the harvested fat. There are two major methods of fat harvesting. The first is the standard technique of manual suction, washing, and separation of the fat. The newer technique is an in-line harvesting system, which uses a more standard liposuction technique with collection, separation, and washing of the fat within the suctioning system. The second approach avoids multiple transfers and air exposures of the harvested fat, and offers equivalent long term results following transfer.

Also important to the ultimate outcome of fat transfer is the injection technique. Surgeons may choose to use standard injection needles or custom designed blunt fat injection cannulas with no difference in results. The important factor in injection technique is very small volume injections made in multiple passes through the appropriate tissue planes. Postoperatively, one should avoid repetitive use of the treated area, especially in active areas such as the hand.

Despite excellent technique with both harvesting and injection, transferred fat may be expected to retain approximately 40-80% (average 60%) of its volume in long term follow up. For this reason, most patients may expect that fat transfer may need to be performed as a several stage procedure.

All the best,
dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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Can a fat transfer make my face look younger? I have bags under my eyes and sunken cheekbones, not to mention the wrinkles around my eyes, nose, and mouth. Can I get a fat transfer to fill in some areas and smooth out my face without getting a facelift?

Can a fat transfer make my face look younger? I have bags under my eyes and sunken cheekbones, not to mention the wrinkles around my eyes, nose, and mouth. Can I get a fat transfer to fill in some areas and smooth out my face without getting a facelift?

Fat is great: A youthful face is typically a fuller face, and fat injections are a great way to restore that look. However, fat does not necessarily replace surgical repositioning of tissue through lower eyelid surgery or facelift surgery.
http://www. Dassmd. Com/facelift/facelift-in-los-angeles. Html. ...Read more

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How long does swelling last after fat transfer? I know there will be some swelling after my fat transfer, but how long should I expect it to last? .

How long does swelling last after fat transfer? I know there will be some swelling after my fat transfer, but how long should I expect it to last? .

Up To 6 Weeks: Obviously swelling varies greatly by procedure, patient, and post-op instruction care, but swelling form a fat transfer procedure should subside within six weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for augmentation butt fat transfer swelling to go down?

How long does it take for augmentation butt fat transfer swelling to go down?

Takes time: Swelling after fat transfer and liposuction can take 6 months or more to really calm down. A lot of the improvement will happen by 3 months but you really don't know the true look for 6 months or even more. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer?

How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer?

Six months swelling: Fat can be transferred to the face in different ways: injections most commonly; sometimes dermal fat grafts without the top layer of skin. Fat is fragile and needs to be vascularized to live after transfer. It can be easily crushed before vascularization has occurred. It has approximately 60% likely to survive. Initial recovery is 7 - 14 days for healing, but 6 months for swelling to truly resolve. ...Read more

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How long does a fat transfer procedure take? How long is the actual fat transfer procedure? Should I plan an entire day? .

How long does a fat transfer procedure take? How long is the actual fat transfer procedure? Should I plan an entire day? .

It is impossible: It is impossible to answer without knowing the specific procedure you are referring to. While shorter surgical time might be appealing, it might also mean a less satisfying outcome since fat transfer results are highly dependent on surgical technique, experience, and skill. It might also be worth noting that you will likely have some discomfort as well as some swelling after surgery. ...Read more

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Do I need a caretaker after fat transfer? Do I need to arrange for someone to take care of me while recovering from fat transfer? If so, for how long? .

Do I need a caretaker after fat transfer? Do I need to arrange for someone to take care of me while recovering from fat transfer? If so, for how long? .

A day or two: Mostly just for a day or two while the effects of the aneathesia wear off, and your weight and fluid balance. ...Read more

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Does fat transfer to lips last? Or will it dissolve over time?

Does fat transfer to lips last? Or will it dissolve over time?

Reabsorbed over time: Cosmetic fat injections will gradually be reabsorbed by the body over time. Some estimate that about half of this may happen within 3 to 6 months, although individual results may of course vary. ...Read more

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I have had tummy tuck, fat transfer, lipo, and breast augmentation June 2nd 2017. I am experiencing extreme leg pain - soreness, abdominal discomfort and pain shooting down the leg. I was only prescribed supradol which I no longer have for the pain.

I have had tummy tuck, fat transfer, lipo, and breast augmentation June 2nd 2017. I am experiencing extreme leg pain - soreness, abdominal discomfort and pain shooting down the leg. I was only prescribed supradol which I no longer have for the pain.

Ask your surgeon...: Has the postoperative pain been subsiding as usually expected slowly and surely day by day? If not, but worsening, and for running out pain medication, you should report these in detail to your surgeon for possible evaluation and drug refill, not doing so online. To do these things better, follow instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... ...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 is a fat transfer and is it safe?

The ultimate filler: Fat transfer, aka fat injection, lipoinjection, etc., is a tried and proven procedure (I've been using it for 25 years) where your own fat is taken from one place (e.g. your tummy) and grafted by injection to an area that needs filling, usually the face. Fat is the gold standard of fillers: safe, inexpensive, never rejected and much longer lasting than commercial fillers once it "takes". ...Read more

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When can I start exercising after a gluteal fat transfer?

When can I start exercising after a gluteal fat transfer?

Depends: Fat transplants need to be protected while they are revascularizing. The length of time will depend on the amount of the transfer. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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How does the fat in a fat transfer get it's blood supply and stay alive?

How does the fat in a fat transfer get it's blood supply and stay alive?

Recipient tissue be: The fat grafts will receive their blood supply from the recipient tissue bed. Therefore area with greater vascularity tend to be better recipient sites with greater fat survival. These include the face as well as muscle. With breast fat transfer vascularity may be increased by use of an external expander device called the brava. ...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 permanent? Is fat transfer a permanent procedure, or will it have to be repeated to maintain results? .

It can be permanent: When done correctly, fat grafts are permanent. When done incorrectly, they don’t last and you will likely need a redo.

Fat grafting results are highly dependent on surgical technique (extraction, processing, and reinjection of the fat) and on following your post-op instructions closely to ensure fat survival.

http://www. Cosmeticsurg. Net/blog/2009/12/03/recipe-for-permanent-fat-injections/ ...Read more

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Will I be able to move around after a fat transfer? How soon after a fat transfer will I be able to get up and move around? .

Immediately: You can walk and move around right away. What I have my patients avoid for the first two weeks is sitting. Starting at two weeks they can sit on a pillow taking a 5 minute break every half hour. After four weeks they can sit normally. This is to allow the fat time to heal without undue pressure which can damage it. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had liposuction fat transfer 8 month ago and my butty was getting beg but now I start looking my butty pleas?

See your surgeon: Please see the original surgeon and discuss your options and get evaluated for fluctuations in your weight and the survival of the fat transfer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, I had fat transfer to my smokers lines 4 days ago and although swollen I have been left with a "trout pout" - will this go away soon? Thank you.

Likely: You have a lot of swelling now. Plus some of the fat will atrophy over time. Should be fine. Make sure you keep regular follow up with your facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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