Looking for a Doctor Experienced in Fat Injection?

Dear Real Self Members/Doctors, I would like to consider having a fat injection procedure. I have read that this is a delicate surgery in terms of careful technique and the use of proper tools, so I am looking for a good facial plastic surgeon who specialize about fat injection. Then if y'all don’t mind, may y'all please suggest me some doctors in the Arlington, Fort Worth or Dallas areas? I really look forward to hear from y'all soon. Please have a great day! 

Doctor Answers (4)

Fat transfer surgery

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Dear kitty2012,

  • I do a lot of fat transfer surgery, and if you would like to stay in the Dallas area, you can reach out to Sam Lam, MD in Plano
  • He wrote the book on fat transfer and I use the same techniques that have been refined over the past 15-20 years

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Fat Transfer to Face

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   I perform facial fat transfers several times a week.  I usually combine this facelift or eyelid procedures.  However, I use it for some patients by itself.  Make sure you find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials to perform the surgery for you.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 218 reviews

Fat Grafting - Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Structural fat grafting is a powerful tool for correcting one of the primary processes of facial aging: the gradual loss of facial soft tissue volume, which primarily represents the atrophy of facial fatty tissue. The importance of restoring facial fullness cannot be emphasized enough, for without it, very few facial cosmetic surgical procedures are truly rejuvenating. As we age the skeletal features of the face become more obvious, and create subtle visual clues that tell the observer 'this is an older person'. Fat atrophy is often very obvious when it appears as hollowness in the temple area and as flattening of formerly full cheeks, but can also exist as more subtle changes that still convey an appearance of advancing age, such as the development of a hollow in the space between the upper lid and eyebrow, or as indentations in a formerly smooth and gently curving jawline.
Lifting skin and trimming the excess has been the standard approach to the treatment of facial aging for centuries, but when performed without some means of restoring the youthful fullness of facial soft tissues, the result is an older-looking person with tighter skin. The word 'rejuvenation' means literally 'to restore youthfulness' or 'to make young again', so if the goal of surgery is to rejuvenate the face then it cannot be accomplished solely by means of redraping the skin and removing the excess.
In my practice fat grafting is not an afterthought that is thrown into the surgical plan for the occasional patient. It is a key component of almost every major facial rejuvenation surgery that I perform. It is in fact that very first part of the surgical procedure for my patients undergoing a full facial rejuvenation surgery.
Fat grafting also gives the surgeon the ability to provide a minimally invasive, quick recovery solution for some of the earliest signs of facial aging, in many patients long before they could or should consider a more involved (and much longer recovery) procedure like a facelift. Most people show evidence of facial soft tissue atrophy in their thirties, long before they develop the degree of skin laxity that warrants skin redraping and removal. So younger patients now have a means for 'turning the clock back' by maintaining or restoring facial fullness through structural fat grafting. These enhancements look beautiful and natural, not like surgery, and over and over I hear fat grafting patients tell me that "none of my friends or co-workers can figure out why I look so great".
As with any cosmetic surgical procedure, there can certainly be 'too much of a good thing'. Over-grafting of fatty tissue will distort facial features and produce unnatural proportions that look like surgery rather than appearing to turn back the clock. An important part of my preoperative evaluation is reviewing photographs with patients from their twenties and thirties (and from their forties for patients in their sixties and seventies). Such photographs are invaluable in confirming the manner in which a face has aged, and in planning a surgery that is designed to help a patient look more like their youthful self.
Take your time looking for a fat grafting surgeon. Check their background, education and experience. Look at lots of photos and speak to patients.  

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

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Fat transfer to anywhere

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I love performing fat transfer. It's permanent, it's your own tissue, and it's natural.  It can be used to improve facial folds and volume loss, increase breast size, improve buttocks, and fill in just about anywhere that needs some help. I'm not sure about Texas but I surely could take care of you in Beverly Hills. 

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