What’s Recovery Like After Facial Fat Grafting?
After your facial fat grafting procedure, you will be able to return home without any overnight stay at a hospital. Although general anesthesia may not be used in most cases, we recommend having a friend or loved one drive you home from your procedure.
Some bruising and swelling of the injection locations is to be expected. Bandages will be placed where liposuction was performed, and you may experience some soreness and discomfort of the area.
In most cases, patients should expect to take up to a week off work recovering from their fat grafting procedure. This will of course depend on where liposuction was performed, as well as the amount of fat that was taken.
Dr. Sethna will provide you with detailed care instructions and schedule any needed follow up visits in order to monitor your progress and ensure optimal results.
If you experience any unexpected side effects after treatment, please contact our office immediately.
What Can I Expect for my Fat Grafting Results?
- Initial Results at… 3 weeks
- Final Results at… 3 months
- Results last… Permanent
Initially after your fat grafting procedure, you will immediately notice the change in fullness of the treated areas.
At first, your face will appear fuller than you may have anticipated. This is because your body will naturally absorb a portion of the injected fat during the first 3 months. Dr. Sethna is careful to inject just the right amount in order to achieve your desired outcome once the fat is absorbed. The remaining fat is relatively permanent, leaving you with very long-lasting results.