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)
Hi again Dr. Lam. I wish I had gone to you. Thank you for your candid response. I just want to know, from your experience,if the fat transfer continues to take shape and change, or if I see that my face seems heavier in the chin area and not the cheek area, can you add additional fat after the initial procedure, and how long should I wait before coming to see you in order to have this done. You, obviously know where to place fat in order to get the best and most natural look, along with maintaining the basic integrity of a person's face. I opted for cheaper instead of right. Right now, although it now is only 5 days out, I can see that my face looks longer and more square than triangle and natural. You seem not only the best to achieve the results people are looking for, but also a kind person as well. I am going to talk to this particular physician on Wednesday for a follow-up; they save fat for additional procedures, or touch=ups, according to them. I just want to tell her where I think additional fat should be placed; I am not a physician, I know, but trying to use common sense to show where it looks gaunt. Anyway, thank you for your understanding. IT would be good for physicians to go to your seminars and learn what to place where. If you have any ideas, I would carefully and tactfully use them. Thank you again
to be honest, be careful with telling your physician where to put the fat. adding problems to problems may not be the best course, especially since fat is unfixable for the most part. don't throw more stuff on top of it. there is no common sense about fat but education and artistry from an experienced eye. just be careful. beyond that i should not make any recommendations this early. i would probably wait a year before considering fixing it. conservatively 2 years. aggressively MAYBE 6 months but that might be too quick. if you are not happy with your result at a year, then contact me. just don't throw fat on top of fat PLEASE. please stay safe, safe, safe. safety before quality. sorry, i am just very knowledgeable about how fat evolves. i just don't like sticking fat on top of fat otherwise you will have an uncorrectable blown up face by 2 years that is unfixable. stay safe. best, sml
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery