Where is the fat harvested from for use in a facial fat transfer? Is the procedure invasive?
Fat is harvested for transfer from the lower body usually. The abdomen is the most common location, but in thin patients the inner, outer thigh or waste roll may also be used. The area which is most resistant to weight loss is usually chosen. The fat is harvested with a 1/3 inch incision and a small suction cannula. The procedure is technically invasive, but there are no sutures involved except one that is absorbed from the harvesting site.
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