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What gauge cannula/needle is used in fat grafts to nasolabial fold area?

What gauge cannula do you use and why?

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Most surgeons use very small cannulas for facial fat grafting.

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Most surgeons have moved away from sharp needles for fat grafting as it is safer and less traumatic to use blunt tip cannulas. I prefer the small 0.9mm cannulas from Tulip. They work well, the fat is smoothly delivered in small micro-droplets and only an 18 gauge needle is needed to make the incision through the skin for access.
Hope this information helps.


Oklahoma City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Cannula size for fat transfer

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Based on the technique of liposuction and size of the liposuction cannula, and size of fat cells. The injection cannula is chosen

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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