I had fat removed from my thigh and injected into my face in March 2008. Some of it was stored and frozen. Is this frozen, stored fat safe to inject again? My fat has been frozen now for 10 months.
Storing Fat for Later Transfer
Thanks for your question - There have been several studies examining using cryo-preserved fat for tissue augmentation. It does seem that fat can be stored for a period of time and still be viable (though not as well as fresh fat). Fat that has been cryopreserved has an even lower survivability. Most surgeons who are performing autologous fat transfer are using the tissue immediately upon harvest for the most consistent results. I hope this helps.
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