I am a 51-year-old woman in excellent physical condition. Would it be difficult to obtain a sufficient amount of fat for a facial fat transfer and will the removal of fat leave any markings on my body?
It is rare that there is not sufficient fat available to perform a fat transfer. We have performed the procedure on triathletes and marathoners. Occasionally we are unable to find enough fat to do as much as we would like, but there is usually still a great deal of benefit. Usually thin athletic patients are the ones who need volume the most. In rare cases when insufficient fat is available or the patient need to recover more quickly we will recommend Sculptra. As far as markings or problems from the fat harvest, the fat is harvested through tiny 5 mm incisions. We have not had difficulties with donor site problems.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham