Can three month old frozen fat be used for a revision bbl surgery?

I had a bbl surgery done on January 9th from dr elliot heller in newyork I wasnt satisfied with the amount of butt I was left with he only injected me with 500ccs and I have bad scarring from the lipo surgery I just feel it wasnt worth it so I asked him for a repeat with the fat that he froze for me and he added 250 more ccs but I'm hearing that fresh fat is the best will I get good results from this reinjection from my frozen fat? Btw It was frozen only three months

Doctor Answers 6

Can three month old frozen fat be used for a revision bbl surgery?

Thank you for your question. 

I am 100% for fresh fat specially for a brazilian butt lift. 

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Frozen vs fresh fat

I personally do not think freezing fat and thawing it is good. It is better to harvest fresh fat for BBL.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Fresh fat better

It's ideal to use fat that is fresh. Frozen and thawed fat may not achieve a good outcome. Please discuss your concerns with your surgeon.

Michael Constantin Gartner, DO
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 137 reviews

Using Stored Frozen Fat

You can not use frozen fat for grafting. The fat does not survive the freezing and thawing process.  It is best to use fat obtained at the time of liposuction.

Earl Stephenson, Jr, MD, DDS, FACS

Frozen Fat

Studies on frozen fat are inconclusive currently. The percent take of frozen fat is likely less than fresh fat. If possible, use new fat.

David Shifrin, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 165 reviews

Can three month old frozen fat be used for a revision bbl surgery?

I liposuction the fat and use the fat for transfer at the same time.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

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