Will Fat Injections For Cutus Verticis Gyrate Grow Or Shrink With Weight Loss?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi I had a question about cutis vertices gyrata. (CVG) I have mild CVG. I see that you inject fat for its treatment. Is this fat from my on body then transfer to the ridges? If so I guess my question is if I sweat or lose weight doesn’t it shrink? Which it then show the ridges down the road? 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Your question is a valid one as transplanted fat will still have the biologic behavior from where it was harvested. (this is the same principle as to why hair transplantation works) Since the abdomen is the typical harvest site for most fat injections, theoretically weight gain/loss could make the transplanted fat get bigger or get smaller. However the real question is what amount of weight or loss does it take to see those effects. Most likely it takes a considerable amount of weight gain or loss for that to occur. It is not going to occur from just a few pounds up or down or from working out and sweating.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana