I have visited a v highly recommended doctor in Harley St (UK) for advise on Botox, which I have had before. He also suggested having(fat removal injections) to remove facial fat on the lower part of my face by my mouth, where he said my skin had lost elasticity ( I am 43 but lucky as I look a lot younger ) The cost is £250 per injection & would need approx 4 treatments on a weekly basis for 4 weeks. I am sceptical, results are'nt permanent and does'nt sound v good value for money. Any advise ??
Facial Fat Removal Injections in Combination with Botox, Is The Price Worth it??
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Get a second or third opinion!
If you are not sure, get a second or third opinion from other experts. There are often several choice to get to the desired result.
Fat removal injections are there worth it?
No, take your money and run. There are no such injections that can magically dissolve fat in an even and reliable fashion. You are more likely to wind up lumpy and uneven...with a lighter wallet to boot.
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Be careful of suggestions
Be cautious about anyone who tries to sell an additional procedure or treatment in an area that were not your concern. Also, removing fat often makes the skin look more wrinkled and aged. There are many types of doctors who dabble in this business rather than specializing in it like facial plastic surgeons. These types of doctors often are looking to offer treatments that are not standard and have minimal to no results or studies on the safety of them. Go to a reputable facial plastic surgeon.
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NO! Save your money!
Hi there! Botox is great, but most of us who are aging put volume INTO the face, rather than remove it and I would recommend against injecting anything to remove fat in the face. Fat augmentation to the face is fairly common, as are fillers, due to the fact that faces LOSE fat with age. If you remove fat, wrinkles in the skin from loss of elasticity show even more. Get a second opinion at a minimum, but reconsider having volume removed from the face, especially with an injectable.
Fat removal injections
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Botox and fat reduction injections
Sorry but I can't provide any useful information without examining you in consultation. I am not sure why fat removal in the background of skin elasticity is a good idea. When the skin has lost elasticity, fillers or revolumization is often a good thing, not something we want to see reduced. If however, you wanted more cheekbone prominence, then botox is done off-label for masseter muscle (chewing muscle) reduction. Fat reduction injections, lipodissolve and ohers are questionable. Bile salts can dissolve fat excessively and cause necrosis, dimpling, scar formation etc.
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