What are the risks associated with Fat grafting the temple area?
Risks of Fat Grafting on Temple Area?
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Fat grafting (lipoinjection) to temple area (hollow)
Some of the risks of lipoinjection (fat grafting) to the temporal hollow include:
- cicatricial alopecia
- abscess formation
- fat necrosis
- fat saponification
- neuropraxia/neurotmesis (temporal branch of the facial nerve) resulting in temporary or permanent forehead weakness
- donor site deformity or problems
Contour irregularity may be common complication
Fat grafting in the temporal area needs to be done judiciously and using small amounts. The skin is generally thinner and sits against hard bone. This area will show even the smallest bumps. Trying to mold the fat using finger pressure after the injection doesn't work well. So, in addition to the serious conditions that the previous answer described, I would be mindful of irregularities.
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