Can fat injection be done for a second time if you are not happy with the results?
Doctor Answers 7
More cheek fat and who pays
It's better to lean on the conservative side and avoid the misfortunes that come from over treating people with facial fat transfer.
The procedure can certainly be done multiple times.
During my consultations for a facial fat transfer I often tell my patients they may need or benefit from having the procedure done more than once in order to get the most precise and best aesthetic outcome.
often a second session is much more limited and can often be done in an office setting.
Each plastic surgeon will have their own policy in regards to financial responsibility for touchups, revisions or repeat surgeries.
Ideally these policies should be discussed before surgery so that patients are informed and aware of potential future costs or what is included with the surgeons fee.
For example many plastic surgeons will not charge for revision surgery but may ask the patient to cover facility fees.
If a second round of fat transfer is simply seen as a second procedure then perhaps offering a substantial discount would be appropriate.
I personally generally stand behind my work and rarely if ever charge patients for revision surgery.
Mats Hagstrom M.D.
Second fat injections into cheeks are beneficial
The surgeon finds it difficult to know how much fat to place exactly and so prefers, if anything , to slightly underdo the amount placed.
Usually when fat is placed for the second time the take of the fat is enhanced compared to the first time.
It is usually the responsibility of the patient to pay for the additional procedure, although having said that I always make a point of reducing the surgical fee for further fat injections, to show my respect for the patients situation and to encourage them fo persist in order to have the result intended
Fat Transfer Results, Are They Permanent?
You might also like...
4 weeks post fat injection
Mark Schoemann MD
La Jolla CA
Can fat transfer be repeated?
"This answer has been solicited without seeing this patient and cannot be held as true medical advice, but only opinion. Seek in-person treatment with a trained medical professional for appropriate care."