Fat Transfer to Face: I am 52 - Prefer Answers from People Who Have Had This Done in Dallas, TX
By TexasMsgirl on 13 Feb 2013
My face seems to be shrinking and I am considering a very small chin implant. One plastic surgeon said that he did not believe that I really need it. --since my face can only take a very small one.. ... It would be more noticeable to my profile vs. from the front- he says. Another plastic surgeon said it would improve my look.. -&, according to the 3d photoshopped pictures, it would look great. This doctor also said that he would use fat transfers to my face. I thought that sounded wonderful, but I have many questions about that.--& this is what this post is about, at this time. I have seen many woman in Dallas looking very strange, so even though I see before/after pictures how does one know that you will not look bumpy, blown-up, or strange. The pictures in the doctor's office look wonderful, but I never see people that are my age in these pictures... and also, what they look like after 5 or 8 years... or so? So, do they look more wrinkly when the fat is absorbed? I do not want to feel like I need to continually add fat every 3 or 5 years ... I want to know if I will look worse later... if I were to add the fat to my face... than if I would do nothing to my face? - we are all hoping to improve or we would not be doing this.. but, I want to hear feedback from patients or relatives of patients. I have no one else to ask...add more fat in my face later? If the fat is absorbed, do you feel like it is a waste of money? Do you believe your face is more wrinkly after a couple of years, once the fat is absorbed?-- than you would have been if you did not have this procedure? Also, I have learned from a plastic surgeon's nurse that sometimes if you gain weight in your body, your face may blow up a lot more because of a fat transfer procedure. -is this true? Could I get some feedback from people who know, please? Also, I would benefit from people in Dallas answering this post.. because I do not plan on going out of town to have this done... There should be a capable doctor or 2 that can perform this procedure locally? -So, information from doctors in the area is much appreciated! Thank you!