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Fat transfers to undereye hollows

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Fat transfers to undereye hollows

Postby cam45 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:40 pm

Hello doctor:
I am scheduled for a mini facelift as well as fat transfers for undereye hollows and wrinkles. My surgeon feels that the result with fat is superior to other fillers as well as giving a longer lasting result. Have you seen good results with fat as a filler when used under the eye area. He will also be injecting around the orbit as I do have a bit of atrophy there as well. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you.
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:11 am

hi,
if you are going to be doing a mini facelift anyways, fat transfer sounds like a good idea, especially since it sounds like you have volume loss that is more than just the typical tear trough. i have seen excellent results with fat transfer, so as long as your surgeon is experienced (specifically at fat transfer) and conservative (you can always touch it up with juvederm or restylane), it sounds like you should be fine.
hope that helps
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Postby cam45 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:47 pm

Doctor, thank you for prompt response. I am hoping that my surgeon will be conservative with the fat transfer as he has promised and that I will obtain a natural realistic looking result. Thanks again for your input, it is greatly appreciated.
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fat transfer??

Postby capeletto » Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:11 am

but is it permanent?
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:19 pm

you can't predict how long fat will last.
sometimes it lasts several years, sometimes 6 months, sometimes it is pretty permanent.
that's one of the reasons i don't really like to use fat that much.
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