Restylane to Fill Indented Area on Thigh After Liposuction?
- Asked by bodyofamom in Boston, Massachussetts
- 4 years ago
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Restylane Works for Post Liposuction Depressed Area
Most of the fillers can be used to fill out any depressed areas after liposuction. The question is more to do with the amount needed and the cost of the product. If the defect is large, then a lot of Restylane can be very costly. One of the options would be using Sculptra or Fat injections.
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Restylane to fill liposuction depression
It could be used but depending on the size it would be expensive and relatively short acting. In my experience, serial auto fat injections would be a better, and more long lasting choice. If you go to my site you can see some long lasting results in other areas.
Fat transfer is better then Restylane in this case
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Restylane on thigh?
I would not recommend restylane to inejct into a thigh depression . You are probably better off with fat grafts in this area.
Restylane can be used on dents after Liposuction
Fat is the best filler for defects in the fat
It is an old surgical tenet to replace like with like. Defects in the fat are best corrected with fat transplantation. This can be done under local anesthesia.
Fat injections to correct an indentation after liposuction
Consider fat injections as this may act as a graft and some cells may live long-term in the indentation creating a lifting that lasts much longer than Restylane. The fat injections may need to be done several times as only a percentage of the fat may live. Some fat injections never respond so realize that there is no guarantee. You might need the equivalent of a couple or few syringes of Restylane and if you just place a large "ball" of this product underneath the indentation, you may not get a good result. It would also be costly.
Fat could be more lasting for indented areas
Fat is better than Restylane to fill indented area on thigh after Liposuction
Restylane is a very expensive treatment to treat post liposuction depression. A much better option would be Liposhifting AND fat transfer. Once the fat takes, the result will be MUCH longer lasting than Restylane.
Peter A Aldea, MD
Filler for post liposuction dent
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