People seem to use injectable fillers more than fat transfer but I don’t understand why. Doesn’t fat transfer last longer? Isn’t it possibly permanent?
Injectable fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, are certainly used more often than fat transfer. This is the case even in our practice and we utilize fat transfer frequently. The reason is that injectable fillers are very easy to administer and have very little recovery time. Additionally, fat transfer is not useful for perioral augmentation as the fat typically does not survive in this area. This is the most common area for injectable fillers. A consultation will help an individual determined which sort of volume restoration is appropriate for their individual problem.
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