face facal westing
Jun 14, 2013
i am HIV postie person and taking the drugs the last couple of years and developed facial wasting , this week i saw the plastic surgeon and advised me to do fat transformation from my belly yo my face to correct my face . therefore , do you think this this procedure recommended or works for facial wasting and waht are the side effects , how frequent i will require additional touches . please explain to me this . thanks
Response from Dr. Henry
I have not had any of my patient have fat transplant from belly to face for facial lipoatrophy. I have had numerous patients receive Sculptra injections (often repeated after several years). Outcome with any plastic surgery can not be guaranteed so I cannot provide any further comment since surgeon's skill and type of fat transplanted can have an impact. In some cases fat transplanted from abdomen has actually grown/enlarge leading to some deformity (excess fat) further emphasizing that all fat is not the same and out overall lack of deep understanding about fat metabolism. KH
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