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How Long Does Fat Last After Harvesting?
If I have Liposuction, and some of the fat is stored for use in other areas (ie. cheeks, lips, or under the eyes), will it still be safe or good for injection 3 months after it was stored? I would like to consider having liposuction on my inner thighs, and have some of it placed in my cheeks, then wait another 3-4 months to have it touched up with the original fat from the first procedure.
Longevity of fat harvested for Fat Grafting
Frozen fat is dead fat
Store fat in your body
Storing fat is not effective.
How does injected fat last?
Best to use harvested fat right away
Only use fresh fat for fat grafting
Fat Transfer and Storage
Stored fat not long-lasting as fresh fat
Low risk to store harvested fat
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