Fat Transfer Face How Long Before the Fat Settle? Why Do Some People Loose the Fat After a Year?

I don't understand why some people loose the fat from a fat transfer in face after a year cause the fat whats left after 3/4 months should be permanent and then the fat should settle. So how can some people loose the fat after a year while the fat should be a part of the body at that time and should be hard to loose cause fat is hard to loose.

Doctor Answers 2

Final results at 3-6 months

Most cases of fat transfer will stabilize at about 3 months, though in some patients a bit of rebound expansion can occur at up to 6 months.

Weight change [loss or gain] can change the appearance of the face as well, as that fat will enlarge and shrink as well.

And as we age, we will lose fat from our face naturally.

Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Fat transfer for the face and results

Dear mariaz1994,

  1. There are a few reasons why fat can be lost from the face
  2. Weight loss will translate into lost volume in the face
  3. Time - as time goes on, the fat will go down as well
  4. The results after a year are pretty indicative of how much fat will be left over

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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