I’ve read a lot of different review about fat transfer, from amazing reviews to horrible ones. What are the best uses for fat transfer?
The reviews that you have read with regards to fat transfer are probably all correct. There are many success stories with fat transfer, but, in inexperienced hands, especially around the eyes, the results of fat transfer can be horrendous. I try to limit the use of fat transfer in my practice to augmentation of the mid-face and cheeks, filling of the nasolabial folds, and correction of deflation of the brow and temple hollowing. I have been performing fat injections for many years and have gotten to the point where my results are generally consistent. There is not only discussion and controversy in the lay literature regarding fat grafting, but, there is a tremendous amount of controversy regarding fat grafting in the scientific literature as well. I am still a big proponent of conservative fat transfer and have used the technique successfully in my practice for many years.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld