In the process of fat harvesting, how much of the fat will survive? How much of an overfill is a safe guess? Overfilling area by 50%?
Fat Harvesting: How Much Will Survive and How Much Should I Overfill by?
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A lot of fat survival depends on the technique that is used, the size of the fat grafts and the injection technique. Experience and meticulous technique counts
How much Fat Survives?
Excellent question, there is great debate currently about methods of harvesting, methods of injecting and how much survives , I will tell you go to an experienced surgeon who has performed these procedures, expect a 20-40% loss depending on the type of procedure and technique used, good luck.
That is a critical question. You can see from the previous answers that the numbers are different from doctor to doctor. In my own experience, in the last year , 9 patients who had fat injection to the butt by other plastic surgeons, lost fat completely or almost completely after 1 year. Butt implants are soft, feel and look natural. Most importantly, they do not disappear. Consult with board certified plastic surgeons who have experience in butt implants surgery. Check their before and after pictures and make sure that you like the results.
Best of luck,
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