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How do I find the best plastic surgeon for fat grafting?

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I want fat grafting to fill in some hollow areas under my eyes. How do I find the best plastic surgeon for fat grafting?

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There are many Board Certified plastic Surgeons that are members of the American Society of Aesthetic plastic Surgery in your area. Start by a simple search at this site for plastic surgeons in your area

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You need to find a surgeon who is an expert in filling the area under the eyes and one who also is an expert in fat grafting. Both are very demanding and require a true expert. Of the two, the most demanding is injection around the eyes. Therefore, I would start looking for a surgeon who is an expert in under eye injection using products like Juvederm Voluma and Radiesse. They require the same technique as using fat and will do significantly more of these than fat. You can start with ExpertInjector.org. Then, make sure he or she is also an expert in injecting fat.

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Fat Grafting is a procdure that can provide beautiful, natural and permanent results. It is a procedure that requires significant experience, expertise and patience on the part of a surgeon, and specialized tools for the best result. 

Start by looking at many, many before and after images. Be sure you can see images of patients just weeks after surgery asnd as long as a year after surgery.

I do not recommend ANY other material for the under eye area. Many physiucians make this suggestion, so be certain to view dozens of before and after iamges before making this decision. 

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Kalondra,

 

 Fat grafting is becoming very common. Most surgeons will have there results posted in the photograph section of their web site. Here is an example. Look under MACS Face Lifts/ Fat Grafting ( http://garyculbertson.com/facial-plastic-surgery-before-and-after/ ). Hope this is of assistance. Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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