A month ago I had fat transferred from the buttocks to the submalar, buccal area and jawline with a surgeon in NY. I feel my face is still too heavy and ways my features down. The fat was transferred to the submalar area, the buccal area and the jawline. It was the first time fat was injected to the lower face, however I had fat injected to the malar area prior to this fat transfer and it retained very well, moreover my surgeon has a good track record for fat injections.
Pros: painfree, (in my case) permanent 'filler'
Cons: enormous swelling, unpredictable retention rate. The swelling was enough reason for me to decide not to undergo a fat transfer ever again. The unpredictable retention rate however, is much more of a concern.I was wondering if the volume will still go down over the next month(s) and, if not, if losing weight would help to lose some volume. Thank you for your input.