What percentage of body fat do you need to be a candidate for fat grafting?

Studies looking into the percentage of body fat are not prevalent in the literature. So this hasn’t been determined accurately. Because you work out regularly and have low body fat, you might not be the best candidate for a lot of Fat Transfer(fat injections, fat transfer, fat filler, fat injectible). I would reserve fat grafting for areas that are least likely to tolerate more permanent fillers or implants.  These areas would be around the eyes and in the cheek hollow area.  The alternative for the areas other than that are sculptra, silicone implants for a more semi permanent or permanent options.  Temporary fillers can be used everywhere essentially.  Temple hollows, forehead volume loss, jaw shrinkage and sunken cheeks can be augmented with silicone implants as an option in the very thin or fit patient.  Fat can then be used in the areas that cannot tolerate these implants.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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