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)
first, i rarely inject fat just into the cheeks. it won't be worth it because blending the fat around to other areas helps make the fat look so much better and more natural other than just cheeks standing out. that being said it is about 10 days of not looking great. if you do just cheeks just go with restylane. the reason my fat results look good is that i have blended multiple small areas of the face to create a balanced rejuvenation. too many cheeks are done alone and they just stick out without a proper blending around the eye and lower face area. that is my opinion. 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