What is the newest most effective means of enhancement of fat retention after grafting?

I would like to know any and all of the most current answers to maximizing fat retention - procedures, medicine, routines, vitamines, lets have all the info in one place. The process of fat grafting is proceeding so rapidly...what have you learned most recently? To massage, to not massage, what to eat, what supplements, what treatment of the extracted fat before reinsertion...Doctors...what have you learned...not what are you selling... maximum retention = maximum customer satisfaction.

Doctor Answers 7

Butt augmentation

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Dear madam,
  Butt augmentation with fat injection is very popular because  it sounds like a great idea - take fat from excess area and put it in defecient area. Unfortunately , it is wishful thinking. The fat does not last beyond  6 - 12 months , even after multiple injection procedures. I have seen it on many patients who came to my surgery center for butt implants surgery after being disappointed with the fat injection procedures, done by other surgeons. Fat injection to the butts is physiologically illogical. You can't expect large amount of fat injected to the butts, to survive without good circulation. Think about it, if fat injection would have been consistent and reliable, breasts augmentation with implants would have disappeared from the market or their numbers would have been reduced dramatically. The reality is that last year, breasts augmentation with implants was the number one cosmetic surgery in the US.... Your best option is silicone butt implants. They do not disappear and when done correctly, they look natural and very attractive. However, do your due diligence, because not all results are the same. There are different techniques and the implants come in different shape, size and softness. Always, consult with board certified plastic surgeons who do lots of butt implants surgery in accredited surgery center for your safety. Most importantly, check the before and after pictures to make sure that they are numerous, consistent and attractive. Check also the 'realself' reviews for positive patients experience which provides important information on the surgeons.
                   Best of luck,
                                      Dr Widder

Fat grafting

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I think that there are many ways to perform fat grafting. Surgeons have different techniques.  Choose one that has good results. 

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

What is the newest most effective means of enhancement of fat retention after grafting?

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While buttock augmentation using fat transfer has become extremely popular, we still don't have all the answers in maximizing fat take and viability. What's, perhaps. most important is choosing the right surgeon who has extensive experience in performing the procedure. The surgeon will best know what to recommend both before ad after surgery. But it's not so much what you take afterwards in terms of medicines and vitamins. Good luck!

Cosmetic Surgery

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It is unfortunate patient feel that plastic surgeons are " selling something"
What we are giving is expertise, and superior patient care.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Fat Grafting Optimization

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Maximizing fat retention has more to do with what is done prior to and during surgery, than anything after the surgery.  Choosing the right candidate, discussing limitations of both donor and recipient sites with expectant results, preparing the recipient site (presurgical vacuum engorgement, if deemed appropriate), and execution of the surgery supersede any post surgical regimen of diet or supplements. 
Photos of massively enlarged buttocks are not true long term results, and frequently lead to significant loss or graft and formation of fat necrosis lumps and cysts.
Realistic expectations will lead to satisfaction after a well planned and executed procedure. 
Best of luck!

Gerald Minniti, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 100 reviews

Fat retention

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The retention of grafted fat is not so much what the patient does or does not do within common sense but the means the MD uses for harvesting the fact and how he places it

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Best fat grafting method

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Your request to put all the information in one place is admirable, but the field of autologous fat grafting is in an exponential growth phase as regards best practices.  The "Best" has not been defined.

Todd C. Case, MD
Tucson Plastic Surgeon

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