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Is Fat Transfer To Lips Permanent
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
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?
Can a fat transfer be done if I have a very low body fat percentage? I want to do fat transfer in my lips, but I am an athlete and having a very low body fat percentage. Can i still do the procedure?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is fat transfer permanent? Is fat transfer a permanent procedure, or will it have to be repeated to maintain results?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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