Survival rate.

What is the survival rate for a fat transfer surgery to hips and butt and I need a great doctor recommendation in Houston who has a lot of experience in this procedure.

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Fat Transfer

Transferred fat survival rate depends on not only the surgeon's skills but also the patient's body. Fat re-absorption rate varies between individuals, but on average half of the transferred fat is re-absorbed. The process can take months as the body adjusts to reshape itself. The fat that eventually survives should last for years. Best of luck. 


Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fat transfer to butt survival rate?

Fat transfer survival depends on not just the technique of the surgeon but the suitability of the patient's donor and injection sites. A good surgeon with a patient who is a good candidate should be in around 75%.

Curtis Perry, MD
Downey Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Survival/Fat Transfer/Hips/Butt--Lasting Results with an Expert/Body Jet/Aqua Jet--See an Expert

Successful fat transfer can last 10+ years with minimal need for touch ups. We use water-assisted harvesting of fat (BodyJet/AquaJet) and find it has high levels of success. Don't let distance or cost deter you from using an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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