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Is having fat transfer surgery safe?

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In brief: Minimal risks

All surgeries have risk but this one is usually quite safe.

In brief: Minimal risks

All surgeries have risk but this one is usually quite safe.
Dr. Phillip Price
Dr. Phillip Price
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Dr. Mark Johnson
It is very safe in the right hands. Ideally you would want someone who has done this for years, has low or no complications relating to this, and produces good Long Term results. It is an art and the surgeon is the most important choice you will make.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are risks to any surgical procedure but a fat transfer performed in the hands of an experienced individual is usually a very safe procedure.
Seek a board certified surgeon.

In brief: Yes

There are risks to any surgical procedure but a fat transfer performed in the hands of an experienced individual is usually a very safe procedure.
Seek a board certified surgeon.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally, yes

Complications can include injury to surrounding tissues, bleeding and infection, as well as placing too much or too little fat in certain places.
A variable portion of the transplanted fat will not survive, so "over correction" of the defect is necessary. In trained hands, fat transfer is quite safe. Consult with a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon.

In brief: Generally, yes

Complications can include injury to surrounding tissues, bleeding and infection, as well as placing too much or too little fat in certain places.
A variable portion of the transplanted fat will not survive, so "over correction" of the defect is necessary. In trained hands, fat transfer is quite safe. Consult with a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon.
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes, but . . .

Yes, but any surgery involves risk and a fat transfer is surgery.
Be sure to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon to review the surgical technique and possible risks and complications before determining what is right for you. Best wishes! http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/fat-transfer/

In brief: Yes, but . . .

Yes, but any surgery involves risk and a fat transfer is surgery.
Be sure to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon to review the surgical technique and possible risks and complications before determining what is right for you. Best wishes! http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/fat-transfer/
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Yes

Any procedure involves risks, and fat transfer is no exception.
Your surgeon should discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives to all procedures with you, but fat transfer is a safe and effective treatment for facial volume loss.

In brief: Yes

Any procedure involves risks, and fat transfer is no exception.
Your surgeon should discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives to all procedures with you, but fat transfer is a safe and effective treatment for facial volume loss.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Nima Shemirani
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Fat transfer risks

Dear s2, (racepinephrine) fat transfer is very safe with minimal complications.
The very rare risk of infection occurs in less than 1%. It looks great and you will look fantastic. Best, nima shemirani.

In brief: Fat transfer risks

Dear s2, (racepinephrine) fat transfer is very safe with minimal complications.
The very rare risk of infection occurs in less than 1%. It looks great and you will look fantastic. Best, nima shemirani.
Dr. Nima Shemirani
Dr. Nima Shemirani
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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Fat transfer safe

There are the risks associated with any surgery, but I have performed over 400 fat transfers with only one problem..
.A patient who went hot-tubbing for several hours immediately after the transfer. It is crucially important that you follow all your physician's post-op instructions. If you cant, then dont do the surgery.

In brief: Fat transfer safe

There are the risks associated with any surgery, but I have performed over 400 fat transfers with only one problem..
.A patient who went hot-tubbing for several hours immediately after the transfer. It is crucially important that you follow all your physician's post-op instructions. If you cant, then dont do the surgery.
Dr. Mark Johnson
Dr. Mark Johnson
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Always risks

Any surgical procedure carries risks, and fat transfer, which includes liposuction harvesting of fat cell, is no exception.
The things you can do to minimize your risk is to see a board certified plastic surgeon, be honest about your medical history and expectations, and optimize your health and weight before surgery.

In brief: Always risks

Any surgical procedure carries risks, and fat transfer, which includes liposuction harvesting of fat cell, is no exception.
The things you can do to minimize your risk is to see a board certified plastic surgeon, be honest about your medical history and expectations, and optimize your health and weight before surgery.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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