Hello Dr. Lam,
I am a 36 year old woman in desperate need of facial fat grafting to correct severe undereye hollowness and deflation of my cheeks. I have been researching this procedure for quite a long time, along with fillers. I have decided that I would much rather go with fat because it's longer lasting and because I have concerns about biofilm infections with the hyaluronic fillers (I have had extensive dental work and there seems to be a connection between the incidences of biofilms with fillers and dental work).
At any rate, you are one of two surgeons I am considering and I just want to say that I respect and admire your impeccable reputation and appreciate that you offer this forum as a resource to people like me. Now, finally for my question...
The other surgeon I am considering is Dr. X who also has an impeccable reputation and track record. I have not yet consulted with him face to face, but I have already been told that he turns away a large percentage of patients wanting fat transfer due to thin skin around the eyes, which I do have (I don't know to what relative degree though). In those cases, he recommends Restylane instead, which I am averse to.
Is the same also true for you? Do you find yourself having to turn away lots of patients who want fat transfer due to thin skin around the eyes? I guess I just don't want to waste my time and money flying around to see different surgeons in other states if they likely cannot help me.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.