Can fat transfer be done to cheek area that already has cheek implants?
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Fat injections and cheek implants
There may be an increased risk of infection of the implants if you have an exogenous product injected into the cheeks. If the implants get infected, they probably will have to be removed surgically and replacement might cause the same problem.
Having fat grafting after having cheek implant
Yes, fat grafting can be done to the cheek area even if you've already had cheek implants placed in the past. It is a bit more complicated to do in these situations, but prior implants aren't a contraindication to considering the additional enhancement with your own fat.
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Fat transfer to cheeks after cheek implants
Yes, it is possible to further enhance the cheeks with fat transfer even after one has had cheek implants placed. However, with a foreign object in the area (cheek implant) the risk of infection would be higher than not having had surgery in this area. Another option would be a larger or more prominent implant.
Cheek implants and fat transfer
Yes, if done appropriately, it is possible to get fat injections.
Often such treatments can mask the look of an implant etc and give a nice outcome and round out shapes well.
I am not sure of your circumstance on why this is a necessity, but fat injections can often improve outcomes of facial procedures.
FAT GRAFT TRANSFER INJECTIONS OVER AN IMPLANT WORKS WELL
fat grafting / transfer may be done to plump up the cheek area that already has cheek implants.
if you want this to camouflage the implants and you don't want them removed, it is a great option
keep in mind that you may also have your cheek implants enlarged.
Dr. Carlos Cordoba
MDCM, CSPQ, FRCS, FACS
Plastic & Esthetic Surgeon
4055 Ste-Catherine O. Suite 100
Montreal, QC. Canada H3Z 3J8
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