Do fat injections dissolve when you lose weight?

Fat Transfer are a great way to volumize the face. The survival of the fat is largely dependent on the technique that is employed. Once the fat finds its own blood supply it will survive as it did where it originally resided. Research has shown that we are born with the same number of fat cells in our body and the fat cells that we have get larger and smaller based on what our weight is. When the fat is placed into the face, typically it is believed that the cells are donor dominant. This means that the fat is likely to follow the behavior that it had where it came from originally.

When you lose weight, you will lose it everywhere. There are some areas that you will lose more than others depending on the activity. But, in general, you are likey to lose it everywhere in a symmetric manner. The same principle applies to the grafted fat in the face. But, because you have transplanted more fat cells to your face you will always have more fat in the area that you have transplanted more fat cells.

Based on research that has been done, the greater number of fat cells in your face will still give you more volume in those grafted areas. But, you will have less volume with weight less proportionate to the amount of weight that you lose.

I refined an amazing volumizing procedure called “the YoungLift”.  This is an innovative technique that volumizes your face to bring out the younger and natural you without looking like you had something done.  This is not a facelift and requires no incisions.  Only pinpoint puncture sites are used and these heal imperceptibly.  The YoungLift can be done without general anesthesia and without drains, and large bandages.  You also have a lot less downtime and discomfort compared with traditional facelift procedures.  Dr Young employs the very best techniques from around the world into one volumizing procedure and he uses his internationally acclaimed understanding of facial beauty to create the youthful volume you once had.

Dr Young is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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