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?
Even in very fit woman enough fat for fat transfer can usually be found. The common sites for harvesting in thin patients are the outer or inner thigh. The harvesting entry sites are very small and are placed in inconspicuous locations. The fat is removed from a broad area and so therefore, while a thin patient may notice some improvement in contour unsitely marks are uncommon. Occassionally a patient may not have enough fat for harvesting and in those patients alternative methods for volume replacement such as Sculptra are utilized.
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