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How long will fat transfer results last? 

Fat transfer to the facial areas is also a long-term solution which will last for many years as your consultant will discuss with you in your consultation.

Are fat transfer results permanent?

Yes, fat transfer results are permanent but not all fat will survive. It's important for the plastic surgeon undergoing your treatment to be well versed in the surgery and have a good understanding of how to ensure the fat survives. Harvesting is important to fat transfer, therefore it's important for a proper evaluation to be made by an expert who understands the process.

Between 50 - 70% of the transferred fat is retained long term, and wil last just like normal fat. It will even grow with weight gain. With time, however, it will begin to wane alongside your other fat deposits. This should not happen before many years, however.

Some factors will impact the longevity of your results:

Generally, fat survives best when put into areas with its own abundant blood supply. The face, which is so well vascularised, picks up a new supply quickly and the majority of the fat survives. Results are often at their best I the facial region, as a result.


How long does fat transfer to the hands last?

Fat transfer to the hands is permanent and will last many years after the fat has integrated into the tissue at the back of the hands. This is different to a filler treatment which will need repeating every 6-9 months. There is no downtime with this procedure, requiring only local anaesthetic with no scarring.

What are the side effects of fat transfer?

There are a few side effects to watch out for when undergoing a fat transfer, although the procedure is generally safe there will always be a few underlying risks. These fat transfer side effects include, but are not limited to:

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