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Can transferred fat to the face be reduced/eliminated? Yes! By acupuncture.

  • There Is Hope
  • Seattle
  • 1 year ago

I joined RealSelf just to get the word out.  I want to let all my suffering sisters to know that ThereIsHope. I went to Dr. Enyou Yu here in Seattle four months after my own fat transfer disaster.  In the first hour, the asymmetrical hump on my right cheek dissolved like a glacier into the sea.  It felt like a miracle.  After 3 more sessions spread over 6 days, the ball-like contours of both cheeks and 70% of the overall fat had been absorbed. My treatment was interrupted by my having to leave town, but when I came back we resumed.  In just a very few more sessions, the fat was mostly gone. Even now, at 16 months post-op, I went in the other day for a small patch left on my left front cheek.  With one needle, it too was gone.

PLEASE NOTE:  Acupuncture is only as effective as the hands that wield the needles. I had seen someone who was supposed to be skilled in facial rejuvenation, at only five weeks post-op.  Seven sessions with him brought no change. If you can’t come to Seattle and spend a week or so to have at least 3 sessions with Dr. Yu, and you don’t know anyone who has a good acupuncturist, I recommend going to a pharmacy in the Chinese section of your city.  The pharmacies usually have doctors on the premises to consult with and diagnose patients. (Their potent herbal treatments helped me tremendously through menopause.)  Ask one of these doctors to recommend an acupuncturist.  American acupuncturists can be skilled and competent, but I believe something like this needs the subtlety of a Chinese doctor. Acupuncture is also wonderful for your facial tone, for your body, for your mind.  And the relief of looking in the mirror and seeing your own face again is indescribable, especially after being told, over and over and over again, “there’s nothing you can do.”  There is.

Good luck to all! ThereIsHope.

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Wow... can you explain more about the acupuncture procedure? How many needles were put in? I'm thinking it's supposed to reduce inflammation, perhaps it's this that had such a dramatic effect?
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Hi Unoq Dr. Yu used just 2 or 3 needles on each side. He said it's natural for the body to absorb the fat; the needles just accelerate it. It's not instantaneous; the humped cheek was gone in just one session but to dissolve all the fat took between 12 and 15 sessions, with the body absorbing it naturally in between. Hope this was helpful. ThereIsHope
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That's pretty amazing. Thanks for getting back to me. Do you think putting the needles in also helped to "kill" the fat? May I ask how much you had transferred? I am concerned as I may have scar tissue as well as the fat. At least it may help relieve the stress and inflammation associated with the fat.
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Hi Unoq, No, the needles don't kill the fat; they help the body absorb it. i'm not sure how much i had---i thought he had said 250 ccs but that sounds so extreme for something he described as "subtle" that it may have been 25 ccs. I would think acupuncture could help with the inflammation, and the stress most definitely. I suggest calling Dr. Yu and talking to him about your situation. I don't know anything about acupuncture and scar tissue. Good luck.
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