1st Fat Transfer-Very Happy- Newport Beach, CA
- Gipsy Girl
- updated 2 years ago
I just had my 1st stage fat transfer done on...
- 6 Nov 2010
I just had my 1st stage fat transfer done on Thursday. I'm still in the recovery phase and won't really see the final outcome of the procedure for weeks.
I know I won't be disappointed. I have been using fillers to add volume to my face and that was just getting too costly. Fat transfer seemed to really be the only permanent solution for my concerns.
I have a long thin face and as I've gotten older I just had that "gaunt" look. And my skin quality was really getting bad.
I chose my Dr. to do my procedure based on his experience and expertise with Fat Transplantation.
I did it under local anesthesia, which eased my normal anxiety about general anesthesia. The procedure took about 2 hrs if I remember correctly.
I think he put fat in almost every place possible (cheeks, upper eyes, above the brow, temple, forehead and lower cheek). It was ALOT from what I gathered.
I'm quite swollen, don't look like myself, have bruises and some discomfort in my hips where the fat was taken from.
I will be excited to give an update on Real Self when my healing is almost done.
I have no doubts I will fully recommend this procedure!
I'm about 5 months post op now...I will be posting...
- 19 Mar 2011
What is most interesting is that my overall skin quality has changed for the better. I've always had issues with acne breakouts and poor skin texture. I also have a dull tint to my skin color. I rarely have a pimple now and my skin texture is a little bit less "rough." I also have a healthier looking color to my face.
I will be having a little touch up or "2nd stage" fat transfer this year... I can use a little more volume in my temples, upper brow, and just a bit to my cheeks. In the meantime, to get me by until then, Dr. Cruise is going to use Juvederm to these areas. It's not that I don't look "good" right now, it's just that I'm really picky and want a slight bit more volume... Juvederm should accomplish that until I have my next fat transfer
If you look at my before and after picture you can...
- 11 Aug 2011
At this point, 1 year post-op, I am ready for a 2nd stage Fat Transfer. The majority of the fat placed in my temples didn't stay and I could use more volume in the lower eyelids/upper cheeks.
Experience, expertise and knowledge, great staff and bedside manner