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Fat Transfer FAQ

My chin is very pointy and flat. can fat transfer surgery help to enhance my chin?

Yes, fat transfers work really well to rejuvenate and enhance the chin. Recovery time only lasts about two weeks and results last three to five years.

I have very thin lips and i’m interested in a fat transfer. how long will a fat transfer last and will i have to keep repeating the procedure with time?

A fat transfer can last between three to five years. As you age and your body changes, your lips may change as well. There is a chance your lips can remain permanently plumped after the fat transfer, but it is more common to need a second injection with time.

How long does it take to get a fat transfer?

It usually takes about one hour to complete a fat transfer procedure, depending on the area being treated.

How long does it take to recover from a fat transfer?

It takes about one to two weeks to recover from fat transfer surgery, but patients often return to work within three to five days following treatment.

What are some post-op side effects of a fat transfer that i should be aware off?

Patients often experience mild swelling and bruising up to five days after being treated. There may also be an area of the fat transfer that is not as smooth as the surrounding area. This can be corrected by softly massaging the area in small circles to blend the fat into the tissue.

How long can my fat transfer results last?

The results of a fat transfer are long lasting, between three to five years.

Why is it that the more i age, the more my face sinks in? is there any way to reverse this?

As we age, our face naturally loses facial tissue, giving our skin its sunken appearance. A fat transfer to the face is a great way to address this issue. Fat is obtained through grafting or liposuction and then injected into areas of the face that need enhancement.

Where is fat that will be transferred generally taken from?

Fat is usually taken from the abdomen, hips, thighs, or buttock.

Is there a chance that my fat transfer will be reabsorbed into my body?

There is a slight chance that there will be some fat absorption, but the amount is difficult to predict because every patient is different. Most patients tend to get a series of fat transfers until they achieve the look they desire.

When can i begin to exercise again after a fat injection treatment?

You can begin to mildly exercise after about a week, but you should refrain from strenuous activity for about two weeks post surgery.

What are the facial areas to treat with a fat transfer?

Fat transfers work really well in the lower eyelids, cheeks, jawline, and in the folds of the nose.

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