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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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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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Are the results of a fat transfer permanent? If i get a fat transfer to make my thin lips fuller, will i eventually need to repeat the treatment? Can the fat injections migrate or will they stay in place?

Are the results of a fat transfer permanent? If i get a fat transfer to make my thin lips fuller, will i eventually need to repeat the treatment? Can the fat injections migrate or will they stay in place?

Fat is forever: However, not all of the fat is forever, only some of it (and nobody can tell you how much will stay). You may need a touchup to top off your results. The fat doesn't migrate either. ...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 had fat transfer done in my lips but one side is more swollen then other, by a lot! is this normal and does it mean that side will heal bigger?

Asymmetric Lip Aug: It is highly unlikelyt that the surgeon injected you unevenly and the difference you are currently experiencing may be due to post operative swelling which is greatest in the first four days following fat transfer. This is likely to improve. However, contact your surgeon to ensure that this is not due to bleeding. Positional changes, such as the way you sleep at night, could make it worse. Use ice. ...Read more

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Had a fat transfer around mouth to get rid of fine lines and augment lips, after swelling went down, i look the same, what do I do?

Discuss with Dr.: Best to discuss with your treating dr. And let them know you do not see a major difference after the procedure. Many plastic surgeons take before and after pictures and you may see a difference, or you may simply need another treatment, etc. Best wishes. ...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? .

Is fat transfer permanent? Is fat transfer a permanent procedure, or will it have to be repeated to maintain results?

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Yes: Fat transfer is permanent. How much fat will survive the transplant depends on many factors, including harvesting techniques, use of PRP and injection techniques. Everyone loses fat as they age and this will continue; the transferred fat will act like the rest of the fat in the area. http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/contouring-procedures-category/fat-transfer/ ...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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