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Contact: Dr. Echavez (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

16 Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Phone - (415) 392-9800; (888) 771-2455

  • Although plastic surgery can help some people with lipodystrophy, the treatments are expensive, may need to be repeated, and usually are not covered by private or public-payer sources. In some cases, they may be only a temporary solution, because abnormalities may reappear after treatment. Various techniques have been investigated for lipodystrophy, but generally have limited applicability and efficacy. Cheek implants and autologous fat transfer have been used for facial lipoatrophy. Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra, New-Fill) is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for facial lipoatrophy. This injectable material has shown to good cosmetic results, at least in the short term.




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