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)
You mentioned that it makes it difficult to convert to fat after Radiesse. That is was a nightmare. Could you please give some more details on why that is. Also if adding Radiesse for more volume AFTER a fat graft could do harm to the graft.
not really a nightmare. it's just that i never know when the radiesse is gone. it could be 9 months, 1.5 years, 2 years, 2.5 years so when you put a permanent filler like fat on top of it you may be losing some of your result that you would attribute to fat but in fact it is not the fat but the radiesse. yes, you can augment radiesse on top of fat but i would probably wait at least 6 months after fat unless you are doing areas where fat does not work anyway like the smile lines and lips (remember radiesse is terrible for lips. i would actually use the word nightmare in that case.) best, sml
yeah, radiesse is good for the oral commissure. there is a trick to make sure that it is safe there. watch my video lecture. (hey, i can't give all my secrets out here.) i have built many chins with radiesse. i usually as you know prefer perlane so that i can convert to fat transfer ideally. best, sml