Is it possible to reverse fat transfer to face?
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Reversing fat transfer
Fat Transfer Reversal
This is an unfortunate situation. I am sorry you have to go through this. The good news is that it is possible to improve your situation. It would help if you added photos.
There are 2 methods to improve this situation. The 1st approach is a conservative approach and I utilize micro-liposuction to accomplish this goal. This is very effective method in removing injected fat from some areas of the face. It is performed through small incisions with very small micro cannulas. The fat is carefully removed in a gentle fashion so as not to cause any tissue damage to the surrounding areas. It works very well in the nasolabial fold and the cheek area. The second method is through a face lift incision approach. In this approach, the injected fat can be visualized and removed. Injected fat takes on a different appearance within the face. It receives a vascularity and becomes part of your own tissues. By utilizing a facelift approach, your incisions are undetectable and hidden. This approach allows better access to the fat. I utilize this approach in cases which are more severe in nature and need more fat removed.
I have utilized both approaches successfully. My recommendation is to look for a surgeon who is comfortable in helping you with this problem. It is possible to correct, therefore, Good Luck. I hope this helps.
Fat transfer gone wrong, how to fix it?
Hi Iv,Thanks for your question and photos. It certainly is correctable. I am sorry that your result is not what you expected. There is certainly an art to placing fat and more importantly it is where you place it. If placed incorrectly it can accentuate what you do not want. I would see several board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeons to see how you problem can be correct with fine or microliposuctioning. Good Luck!
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon