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)
Thank you for answering my last question re:fat from eyelid to smile lines. But if fat is removed from my thigh or hip to use for lower lids-can some of that fat also be uses effectively for smile lines? I guess I am also thinking it would be amuch more permanent result.Is that so?
yes, that fat can. however, typically fat is a very soft augmenting material so it is not as perfect to manage the smile lines as far as my experience. if you want something permanent and more reliable as a standalone procedure there i prefer Artefill injections.
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