I’ve heard that smokers are not good candidates for fat injection because the fat doesn’t take when transplanted. Is this true?
I wholly believe that this is true and I will not perform a fat transfer on a current smoker. The best facial rejuvenation procedure a patient can perform on themselves is smoking cessation. To spend money, time, and risk on a surgical procedure, but to continue to cause aging by smoking are incompatible in my opinion. We are happy to help our patients quit smoking prior to their procedures.
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