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Hello, my English is bad, i´m sorry.5 MOnths ago, i had fat grafting to the malar region near cheekbone.I regret it, because its doesn´t look good, that look puffy.My question is, why i´m still swollen after 5 months, or its Fat?My Dr had injected 1 cc right und 1,5 cc left. I think its not much?But i can feel the SWELLING MUSCLE in the malar Region. It was sharp canulla.I had MRI, but nothing was found, no cyst, no lumps, no infection. I can´t understand why it looks so puffy. the fat that was taken out, looked hard and lumpy, perhaps it was not fat rather dermal fat?
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Hello, my English is bad, i´m sorry.5 MOnths ago, i had fat grafting to the malar region near cheekbone.I regret it, because its doesn´t look good, that look puffy.My question is, why i´m still swollen after 5 months, or its Fat?My Dr had injected 1 cc right und 1,5 cc left. I think its not much?But i can feel the SWELLING MUSCLE in the malar Region. It was sharp canulla.I had MRI, but nothing was found, no cyst, no lumps, no infection. I can´t understand why it looks so puffy.I
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You could still have residual swelling. Fat injections cause inflammation and you really need to just wait it out. I hate to say it but at least a year. Don't of anything until it all calms down. Some of my friends did filler and other things on top of the fat early on. Just sit tight. Try not to focus on it. Much of it will dissipate. I'm over 14 months and other than a few lumps in my lips and lower mouth area, it's pretty much gone. What a waste of time and money.
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Redroxi, you wrote that you had 80cc, i can´t believe that, that is so much. My PS wanted inject 10cc to my cheeks, but i have stopped the treatment, cause i got panic. Also he injected 1 cc right und 1,5 cc left. Perhaps hylase had resorb all your fat graft? And how long was you swollen? Sorry but my english is so terrible
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Redroxi, i can cry every day. I´m so depressed, why it is happen to me, i´m only 20 years old. I hate me, that ist nightmare
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My doctor is a criminal. 80 cc's of fat into my face. I looked distorted for a long time. He's supposed to be top in his field. He's nothing more than a high paid hack. I still don't look right. Don't ever go to Tim Marten in SF. He ruined my face and put me through unnecessary hell
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Send me a pm. We can chat offline I've helped others and I will help you. I promise this will get better
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Hello. I am sorry for those of you that had a bad experience with ft. I am 5 weeks post and so far healing ok. I will wait the 4 months and see how it looks at that time. I did my homework and found dr. Decorato had the background and experience I was looking for in a ps.
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I am absolutely happy with my Fat Graft . I had no needle plummeted under my eyes. My Dr . Told me needles under my eyes would scar me . I had very bad dark spots under and around my eyes , fat graft eliminated them . I have no signs of separation . I am really happy with the outcome. I have no complains. I have never been so happy with how my face looks. If touch up is needed I will definitely have it . Thank you Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich. Thank you for making me very happy. I am still getting unending compliments. You are a Brilliant , Experienced / Excellent American Top Plastic Surgeon.
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We are all still waiting for your pictures.
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Yes- would like to see
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http://www.michaellawmd.com/gallery/fatgraft1.html fat Grafting before and after photos.
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Not everyone has bad experience with plastic surgery / fat graft you know.
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Dr Law...Are you Zahavia's doctor and these are her pictures? I thought her doctor was named Dr. Vasyukevich. Those are the pictures we want to see. From someone who claims she had a good result.
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Zahavia...I'm sure that's true. So why a problem with posting your photos? We'd like to see a good result & if it looks that good, why wouldn't you want everyone to see how great you look? I'm sure your dr would appreciate the publicity too.
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How do I post pictures here? I have been asking this question for a while. Can somebody tell me how to post pictures from my iPad please ?
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It's pretty easy. Start your own thread and you will be able to post. Or feel free to email me. Send me a pm and I'll post for you
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It really depends on your face. I for one have hereditary dark skin aroun the eyes. Fat transfer did improve this for me. However the skin under the eyes is so thin. I can see seperations in the fat and also have a needle mark from where he plumeted the needle rapidly under the eye. My issue now is, one lost allot of volum while the other looks great! I am not sure if I should refill it with fat or use a filler?!
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The survival of grafted fat is variable from procedure to procedure. As it is essentially impossible to quantify the survival of grafted fat as a percentage of the total amount of fat that was transferred, I instead tend to look at it in terms of what percentage of the overall improvement (that is seen early postoperatively) is still persistent at four months postop. If it's still there at four months, then it has a blood supply and will persist long-term. In my experience, most patients show a 50-80% persistence of the early improvement at four months. If less than 50% of the improvement has persisted, most patients need and want a secondary fat grafting procedure. We perform such fat grafting 'touchup' procedures at a significantly reduced cost compared to the initial procedure, and patients are advised of the potential expense before they have their initial surgery. Once in a great while we have a patient who experiences limited fat survival and who has very little long-term change in their appearance following their fat grafting procedure, and for such patients we offer a secondary procedure at no charge. Another way to look at this issue is to ask 'what percentage of patients require a secondary fat grafting procedure in order to get the result they are looking for?'. Because my approach to fat grafting is conservative, I have a fairly high number of patients who return for a second procedure. I would much prefer to have a patient like what they get and return for more, than to have a patient who is unhappy because they feel that their fat grafting was overdone. If you look at reviews posted by fat grafting patients who have had a very negative experience with the procedure, you find an abundance of patients that feel that an excessive amount of fat was placed in their face. They're not just unhappy - they feel disfigured. So a conservative approach is absolutely critical to success with facial rejuvenation by means of structural fat grafting. To be worth a patient's time and money, fat grafting needs to look natural, and not like a trip to the operating room.
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Would love for you to talk to my PS. He thought shoving 80 CCS into my face was a good idea There should be a standard. We trust you doctors to do the right thing and consider you the experts- so we trust snd handover our hard earned money. My PS told me about the touch up at a reduced cost but I wouldn't let him near me ever again. I now have to spend more money fixing the mess he made He should return my money. Or offer to return some of it. It makes me sick to think I was bamboozled for $35k
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hmm...this is interesting. So for a couple of thousand I can get permanent results (but most likely, the way I metabolize stuff, I will need a second and a third touch-up) rather than temporary and keep having to return...but it sounds so iffy! Will they ever be able to get permanent results that are truly lasting? I am not looking for perfection here, just something "fair." I am going broke from having to replenish fillers that I was told would last up to a year or more even and last several months at best. They dissolve so quickly on me (and others) and I was hoping fat was a good permanent solution, but it seems there isn't one, and it sounds like I would also go broke from doing fat in the long run. ARGH.
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nadiahoney...for the money I spent trying to get rid of the fat & lumping & scaring from fat transfer, I could have had temp fillers every 3 months for the rest of my life & a first class cruise in the french riviera. $30,000 and I'm not done yet. Temp fillers give a completely different look...it looks natural. Fat transfer makes you look like you had a bad facelift, unnatural, overly full, & it even changes the texture of your skin. If you are "lucky" it will go away, it's much worse when it sticks & you can't get rid of it. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. There are newer temp fillers now that I'm told last much longer. So you might want to check on the newer ones that are out there right now. Before I messed myself up with FT, I used temp fillers. I found the longer I used them, the longer they lasted. Its like it builds up a base over time. At first it sunk right in after only one month, the next time it lasted 3 months, then 6 months...until eventually I only had to refresh once a year... and I only needed one tube. I was doing just fine until I got talked into FT. Worst mistake of my life. Seriously. I wish I could magically go back and undo this disaster. So anyway, don't give up looking at the temp solutions. Check out the newer ones, or hold off for a year or so until they come up with one that will last longer for you. Just stay away from FT. It's not worth the risk of destroying your face.
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Thank u -- trust me after the stuff I have read, I would opt against it I suppose. I still play with the idea of possibly finding the "right' doctor....but it seems it's the procedure that isn't entirely right, judging by much of what I have read. Do you think Madonna had fat and that's why she looks so overfilled and puffy, on a thin face? I see a lot of that on celebs and I am thinking that it is, and I am sure they researched and had access to the best of the best, too. And fat isnt permanent really even if it does go well, according to Dr. Law who from what i have read on here knows his stuff.
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I think a lot of actresses have had FT & you can recognize it pretty easily once you've been thru it. Melanie Griffin, Meg Ryan, Liza Minelli, Kim Novak, Goldie Hawn & Madonna to name a few. I'm sure they had face lifts too along with it, but you don't get that "puffy" look from a face lift, that's FT. My doc was in Beverly Hills & charged top dollar, so I figured I was in good hands. But it still went very wrong.
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Kim Novack is a poster child for "why not to do fat grafting". Melanie Griffin, I agree, the way her face pulls in all the wrong directions when she smiles. That is the WORST THING about fat graft, the horrible scary smile and weird lumpy skin.
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