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Will fat transfer fail for people with psoriasis ?

Q:

Will fat transfer fail for people with psoriasis?  Does this depend on the severity of psoriasis and location of the site where fat is taken (whether it is close to psoriasis patches)?  Does it mean that people with psoriasis cannot have fat transfer?

A:

Fat transfer can be performed in the psoriasis patient.  Issues of medications that suppress the immune system in the psoriasis patient are the most common concern for unfavorable results. Contact a member of ASAPS for a consult to see if you would be a candidate for a fat grafting procedure.

Best,

 

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Psoriasis is not a contraindication to fat transfer.  You need to have the psoriasis under the best control.  Share with your plastic surgeon all your medical history and the medications you are taking.

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