Restylane same appearance as fat filler in cheeks ?
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Restylane vs. Fat Transfer
Thank you for your question. In the right hands, fat grafting can be a very effective way of restoring volume in a more permanent way. In my experience, only 50% of the fat injected will actually take and contribute to the final result. As you stated in your question, Restylane may be able to create the same effect as fat grafting, however many syringes of filler may be needed to match the result. Given the price point of filler, I like to discuss the option of fat grafting with my patients as a more cost effective alternative to using 8+ syringes of filler. With that said, fat grafting is not for everybody. It seems like you have done some research on the topic, however I strongly recommend scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who performs both fillers and fat transfers. He/she should be able to make specific recommendations for you and discuss risks and benefits of each of these procedures.
Other filler options are available
opt for a longer lasting filler such radiasse, which lasts about a year, or collagen stimulator like sculptra. After a series of injections, sculptra will last two years or more, with small amount of yearly maintenance after that. Good luck!
Restylane versus Fat for Face NYC
Restylane injections are much easier tolerated than fat and can be dissolved if the patient is unhappy. I much prefer Restylane over fat both in terms of the results and safety. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
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Restylane vs fat transfer
Thank you you doe your question. Fillers have a more predictable and safe result. If you would like the filler in your cheek to last longer I would suggest using Voluma. It is a hyluronic acid filler that lasts up to two years. If enough Restylane is used in the eye hollows in my experience it last longer than the package would say(9months.) Fat transfer has less predictable results.
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