I'm more than 2mos post op with fat-grafting. My temples still look far too large and make my eyes look small, I miss the contour I used to have there. How effective would liposuction to the temples be to remove the fat-grafting? Can I get my temples to fully look like before? What are other methods to remove fat and how effective/dangerous are they?
Reverse Fat Transfer to Temples? (photo)
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Swelling After Fat Transfer
I would not do anything at this point. Fat grafting typically takes six months prior to seeing final results. Liposuction of the area can leave it irregular. Continue seeing your plastic surgeon to make sure you're healing correctly.
Web reference: http://www.facialplastics.info/fami.html
Give yourself more time after fat transfer to the temples
Would it be possible to post your preop photos as well? That might give us a better idea of how much is your normal anatomy and how much is "new fat"
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Temple Liposuction after Fat Transfer
While microcannula liposuction can be done in the temples, it would be prudent to wait a full six months after the procedure to be sure that it is not a self-solving problem.
Web reference: http://www.eppleyplasticsurgery.com
Fat Transfer To Temples
It's still possible that you may absorb some of that fat. I'd be very cautious about trying to have the fat removed. Just be patient and keep checking in with your surgeon.
Fat transfer reversal
There is still time for healing and some fat absorption. If the problem persists another 2 months, then can consider microliposuction and/or injection of medicines that can melt scars/fat.
Web reference: http://www.TabanMD.com
Fat grafting to the temples too large.
Removal of this fat grafting usually has to be done by a revision surgery. The fat normally becomes encased in scar tissue and the incision needs to be opened and excess fat removed. Pick a very experienced surgeon to do this.
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