Can you do a virtual consultation?
Dear Doctor: I am interested in facial fat grafting and have done plenty of research. I know that I do not want to have it done in my town; I was wondering if you did virtual consultations?
A: Thank you for your email. Facial fat grafting--or fat transfer--is somewhat like a mini liposuction. I love doing this procedure because I feel it is the most natural and best looking of all filler agents. When the fat is harvested, it can be stored in a special freezer system for up to two years and can do anywhere from 2 to 6 treatments in that time period. I have found that most people need at least 3 treatments to maintain the fat long term. While I haven't done a virtual consultation yet, it would certainly be easy to do with Skype. I would be happy to try this out with you as it's a great idea. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Jennifer Reichel, Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Seattle