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)
My kind of odd and scientific question is this: pretty much all the fat in my face today is fat that has been grafted from either my thighs, hips, abdomen or buttocks. (due to a laser accident almost 2 years ago) Is there something internal in these cells that will age differently than my original facial fat cells? Since in my body they are intended for a different purpose, what can I look forward to in the future? Any studies on this?
in a way, yes. if you gain weight significantly, they will gain weight perhaps more than other fat cells since they are from areas that are very estrogen rich. that is why that fat has a great holding power. the main goal for you is to maintain a relatively stable weight. beyond that, the fat cells should be pretty close to the ones elsewhere. best, sml