Buccal fat removal and transfer of the fat.
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Buccal fat removal and transfer of the fat to the face = recipe for a important facial infection #buccalfat #buccalfatremoval
Would the germs on the buccal fat from the mouth be able to be sterilized enough to kill all the germs before injection into the face?
Answer : NO!
Buccal fat is routinely removed through the mouth. Therefore, once the fat it is in the in the oral cavity it gets contaminated with mouth bacteria that can cause severe infection . Buccal fat can't be "Sterilized" to be transplanted to other areas, unless you kill the fat at the same time you kill the bacteria.
Harvesting fat from the belly for fat transfer is a very simple procedure that allows to obtain sterile fat.
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