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Fat Injections for Dimples from Training and Dieting?

I have begun training for a physique competition again after all these years, and the resultant body fat drop has caused two "voids" or "dimples." Can fat injections help and if so, what will happen as I regain this body fat when not training/dieting like this?

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What happens to fat grafts or transfers or injections when you gain weight?


Fat injections may help for these dimples when at your training weight. However, as you return to a more normal or baseline weight, these areas may demonstrate disproportionate accumulations of fat and may make these areas more prominent.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Fat injection can certainly help some dimples


Fat grafting (fat injection) can play an important role to fill areas of depression.

Dimples may also need a minimally invasive release in addition to fat injection. More than one procedure may be needed, minimal recovery of 3 to 5 days.

Reza Nabavian, MD
Santa Monica Plastic Surgeon

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