This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on various surgical techniques for facial rejuvenation, including fat transfer/fat grafting, browlift, blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery), facelift, etc. Also, this category includes questions on hand rejuvenation via fat grafting. (Of note, Dr. Lam does not perform body rejuvenation except for hand fat grafting)
I've never seen this question posted but my question is I am planning on getting a fat transfer in a month and I assume the fat will be taken from my butt or thighs because my stomach doesn't have much fat. But I have significant cellulite in this area. My concern is that these fat cells contain cellulite and that this will be transferred to my face. How does this work?
i have harvested cellulite areas without any problems. generally, the problem with the cellulite is the structural collagen that surrounds the fat cells. i have not really seen problems with taking cellulite fat. best, sml
Thank you for your reply. I have been recently concerned about this because I do have quite a bit of cellulite in this area and had this thought like what if my face gets all bumpy like on my thighs. Cellulite is so frustrating because while I am a thin person and exercise nothing imroves it. And I know none of the creams or other things out there improve it.
In the patient you mention who had cellulite, did she have a lot? Would that make any difference or is it like you said something to do with the structural collagen that surrounds the fat which isn't put into my face?
the people that i have done with cellulite had decent amount as far as i can recall but in my estimation they weren't the worse that i have seen. i truly believe the problem is in the connective tissue. i tell you what, let me ask some of my experienced FT colleagues across the U.S. and get their opinion as well. sit tight.